Trinity Episcopal Church Lawrence, Kansas

The season of Pentecost concludes with the last of three parables from Jesus, all following a common theme, namely the peril of inactivity on the part of disciples of Christ.  But what causes this inactivity?  Fr. Rob looks into the root causes of our failure to act in this podcast, which is a recording of the sermon he preached at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on November 23, 2014.

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:47am EST

In the challenge by the Pharisees regarding the paying of taxes to Caesar, are we more interested in figure out what is Caesar's, or what is God's?  In particular, how much of that part of us that is notably made in God's image is given to God regularly?

This podcast is a sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on October 19, 2014.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 2:46pm EST

How does a person who maintains a belief in a loving, forgiving God reconcile that image with the wrathful, judgmental God portrayed at times in the Old and New Testament?  Father Rob talks about the reality of damnation in the face of God's grace and love in this week's podcast/sermon.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin on October 12, 2014 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 4:01pm EST

Deacon Steve Segebrecht shares experiences from this year's Kansas to Kenya (K2K) trip and a message of hope about how some of the difficult experiences of our lives can be transformed through God's grace into gifts and strength.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by Dcn. Steve Segebrecht at Trinity Episcopal Church on September 7, 2014.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:36am EST

In any human relationship, conflict is unavoidable.  How we deal with conflict, particularly as a community of Christian adults, not only affects the parties involved, but the community and the world.  

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on September 7, 2014.  You can learn more about Trinity Church by visiting www.trinitylawrence.org

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:17pm EST

How do we understand Jesus' statement to Peter about "binding" and "loosing" things in heaven and on earth?  And how does a fairly elaborate allegory about DC and Marvel comic books have to do with it?

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on August 24, 2014.

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:44am EST

So often the focus of the story of Jesus' walking on the water was Peter's failure and Jesus' rebuke of having "little faith."  Fr. Rob takes a different tack (no pun intended) and instead wonders if Jesus might just have been referencing not Peter's failed miracle, but his reaction to it.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached on August 10, 2014 by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas.

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:19pm EST

How does Jacob, a middle-aged man, manage to wrestle God for an entire day and win?  More importantly, why?  Fr. Rob explains how he things they whole thing was as rigged as a professional wrestling match, and what that means for us.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin on August 3, 2014 at Trinity Episcopal Church.

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 2:30pm EST

Passing judgement on other people is something that Christians have been doing for centuries with great zeal.  How did we miss this critical message from the Gospels to avoid doing just that, and what are the consequences?

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 2:53pm EST

The question of the consequences of discipleship is one that is touched on in many places in the New Testament, and in this sermon Fr. Rob talks particularly about Jesus' references to the potention for conflict within ones own family.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church on June 15, 2014.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 3:34pm EST

"What does the Holy Spirit feel like?"  That question was posed to Fr. Rob as he began preparations for preaching on Pentecost, the day we celebrate the arrival of the Holy Spirit on the Church.  Fr. Rob explores the answer by sharing his own experiences of the Holy Spirit, and how it influences all of us.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church on June 1, 2014 Pentecost Sunday at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas.

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:35am EST

Fr. Rob revisits the topic of prayer as he explores Jesus' prayer for the disciples from the Gospel of John.  What can prayer look like, and how can we grow into a richer method of prayer in our lives?

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, KS on June 1, 2014. You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:38pm EST

As part of a city-wide ecumenical "preach in" on the topic of justice in our community, Fr. Rob explains the difference between "mercy ministries" and "justice ministries" and why the latter may provoke more resistance than the former.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on May 11, 2014.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 3:23pm EST

Fr. Rob Baldwin's Easter message includes a statement he says he got in a dream the night before, that the resurrection is "not a suitcase, but a staircase."  Fr. Rob explains what he means and goes into more detail about what it means to be the post-Easter church in this podcast, which is a recording of the sermon he preached Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas.

You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org or by following us on Facebook.

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 2:21pm EST

While the celebration of the masses in Jerusalem may have been mis-informed, our own celebration hopefully acknowledges a greater truth about what is important about this holiest of weeks.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin on Palm Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:38am EST

Is anything--our dreams, our relationships, our connection to God, even our lives--ever completely dead?  Fr. Rob preaches on the story of the raising of Lazarus in this podcast from Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas from April 6, 2014.

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:50am EST

Much of the conversation in Lent is about seeking personal forgiveness from God.  But how does Church respond, or fail to respond, when that forgiveness is granted?  And what if forgiveness wasn't even needed?

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on March 30, 2014.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 3:21pm EST

The Rev. Stephanie Jenkins, Campus Missioner for the Diocese of Kansas, speaks about the difficulties we encounter on our journey of faith just as both the Hebrew people in the wilderness and the Samaritan woman did.  This podcast is recording of her sermon at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on March 23, 2014. 

You can learn more about Trinity Episcopal Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:54am EST

Temptation is everywhere, and resisting temptation is a common theme for the season of Lent.  The story of the temptation of Jesus shows us that the most compelling temptations are the ones that come wrapped the guise of legitimate need.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on March 9, 2014.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at our website, www.trinitylawrence.org

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:49am EST

In conjunction with a city-wide initiative to preach on issues of ecological stewardship, Fr. Rob Baldwin looks at a passage from Deuteronomy which illustrates God's plan for how land should be used but not exploited.  This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on March 23, 2014.

You can learn more about Trinity Episcopal Church at our website, www.trinitylawrence.org of by following us on Facebook.

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:14am EST

Rob Schwaller, a member of Trinity and aspirant to the deaconate, talks to us about some of the most challenging passages from the Sermon on the Mount in this podcast of the sermon from February 16, 2014.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:18pm EST

Fr. Rob explores how light and salt works and how that relates to our being the light to the world.  This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on Feburary 5, 2014.

You can learn more about Trinity Church by going to our website, www.trinitylawrence.org

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When does personal preference take on a spiritual connotation?  When do we start seeing our church beyond the people with which we worship?  Fr. Rob tackles a timely and relevant problem in the context of the church in Corinth in today's podcast.

You can learn more about Trinity Episcopal Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 2:52pm EST

Why do we think that people don't want to hear about how much we enjoy going to Church, when we assume they want to hear about every other part of our lives (especially the good parts)?  This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on January 19.  You can learn more about Trinity Church by going to our website www.trinitylawrence.org or by vising us on Facebook.

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:49am EST

Context is everything, and the reading from the book of Acts on the first Sunday after Epiphany lacks it.  But when you see it in context, a broader message about the meaning of Epiphany becomes clear.  In this podcast of the sermon from January 12, Father Rob challenges you to be the revelation of Jesus to one person this Epiphany season.

You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org or by following us on Facebook.

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:15am EST

You wake up on Sunday morning and the roads are terrible.  Or you're sick.  Or you're on vacation.  For whatever reason, what do you do when you can't go to Church?  Fr. Rob explores this topic on a snowy Sunday morning on January 5, 2013 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas.  You can find out more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0088.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 2:06pm EST

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