Trinity Episcopal Church Lawrence, Kansas

Father Rob talks about how important even one conversation is for God.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on December 24th at the 10:30 PM service.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:04am EST

Mary is a figure who has captured the imagination of countless Christians, but what is it about Mary as a person that makes her so special?

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, KS on December 20, 2015.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 1:59pm EST

How would John the Baptist suggest you celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ?

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on December 13, 2015. You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Father Rob connects an unlikely pair of events: the draft of new members of a roller derby league and Christ the King Sunday.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on November 22, 2015.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Father Rob expresses concern that the greatest peril facing our society today isn't a particular religious group, nation, or ideology, but rather the growth of a radical fringe on all sides dedicated to xenophobia, bloodshed, and destruction.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on November 15, 2015.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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If we can agree that people in extreme poverty shouldn't fall into more extreme poverty as a result of their contributing to a church, then what is the core message behind Jesus' observation of the wealthy and the poor widow making contributions to the temple?

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on November 8, 2015.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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All sorts of attempts have been made by Christians to avoid a very inconvenient truth: Jesus' vision of the ideal lifestyle for his disciple is radical, voluntary poverty.

Having chosen not to walk that path but instead a much more spiritually perilous one, how can we as Christians try to live as best as we can?

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on October 11, 2015.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:28am EST

What makes a person great?  What makes a church great?  In Jesus' instruction to the disciples, ministering to children, and the kind of people like children in Jesus' time, is how we can truly be great.

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

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Jesus' treatment of the Syrophoenician woman raises a lot of questions about what might have been going on in Jesus' mind.  Fr. Rob offers two possible rationales as to what might be going on, while acknowledging that this passage is problematic for many.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on September 6, 2015.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Fr. Rob explains how Episcopalians have a particular susceptibility to be like the Pharisees, as one of our strengths gets horribly distorted.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on August 30, 2015.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Trinity remembers the 50th anniversary of the death of Jonathon Myrick Daniels, Episcopalian martyr during the Civil Rights Movement, and celebrates the baptism of Eleanor Abrahamson by reflecting on the question posed by Jesus "Does this offend you?"

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on August 23, 2015.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Jesus' imagery of himself as the new bread from heaven was a concept that went beyond simple food, but harkened to what was considered by many an idyllic time for the Jewish people.  But Jesus' comments went beyond that as well, to our time.

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

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It is fun to think about how various miracles might have happened, but the real joy in thinking about stories like the feeding of the five thousand or Jesus walking on the water is realizing how many different ways God can perform miracles in our lives.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on July 26, 2015.  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: 11:41am EST

On July 19, the Gospel reading skips a story mid-passage about God's abundant love.  How often do we look over the moments in which God is providing for us?

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on July 19, 2015. 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: 11:37am EST

The prophet Amos railed against the casual lack of concern on the part of the people of Israel for justice and morality.  How does that translate into today's world?

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on July 12, 2015.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:33am EST

Jesus himself struggled with proclaiming the Gospel to people who knew him well.  What hope do we have when it comes to reaching out and evangelizing those who are closest to us?

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on July 5, 2015.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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It is easy to ask for help when the need is publically supported, but what about when you are fearful or ashamed?  Fr. Rob gets into some detail about the backstory of the hemorrhagic woman touching Jesus' clothes, and the good news to be found in Jesus' response.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on June 28, 2015.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

Fr. Rob addresses the shooting at Emmanuel AME Church, our questions to God in moments like these, and more importantly God's questions to us.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on June 21, 2015.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:22am EST

Fr. Rob shares his experiences at the Diocesan Mega Camp from the previous week and the theme of what it means to be an Episcopalian, and touches on how important ministry to children is.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on June 7, 2015.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Fr. Rob celebrates Trinity Sunday by exploring why the little-understood theology is important, but also how we should treat people who struggle with the concept of the Trinity.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on May 31, 2015.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Jesus suggests that as Christians we are intended to make Jesus' joy complete.  How does really accepting that description affect our own sense of ministry?

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on May 17, 2015.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 3:18pm EST

While the Episcopal Church seems pretry comfortable expecting the Holy Spirit in the confines of its sacramental rites, how is it when it comes to looking for it outside of the expected?

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin on May 10, 2015 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Fr. Rob asked the question, if Jesus is the good shepherd, then who are the hired hands who run away, the "bad shepherds" if you will?

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on April 26, 2015. You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Jesus said, "Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit."  Hortaculture aside, what is the pruning and how does it promote ministry?

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on May 3, 2015.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Father Rob critiques the toxic cycle of faith based on doctrinal belief, and the dependency on signs that often accompany it, and advocates for a living, growing faith based on a developing relationship with God (and what all this has to do with the story of Thomas and the resurrection).

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on April 12, 2015.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:53am EST

It is time for you to get off the dead, worthless wood of the cross of misery upon which you have been hanging for years and live in the life of Jesus' cross and resurrection.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015 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: 11:24am EST

What was the worst thing Jesus suffered in the crucifixion?  Betrayal?  Slander?  Torture?  Death?  Fr. Rob argues the worst thing Jesus suffered was his separation of God, and talks about our own use of the expression "going through Hell."

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on Good Friday, April 3, 2015.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:14am EST

Father Rob explains how to live the greatest life you can (and have a wonderful eulogy at your funeral).

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on Maundy Thursday, April 2, 2015.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:18am EST

Fr. Rob approaches a seemingly off-center topic--Satan and who or what he thinks Satan is--as a way of unpacking the Palm Sunday and crucifixion story of Jesus Christ.  It is an unusual take on a familiar, if not well understood, figure in the Christian cosmology.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin on Palm Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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In addition to the repenting of our individual sins, Jesus' actions in the Temple call us to repent as a Church for the many ways we put up roadblocks in front of people seeking God through our own community of faith.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on March 8, 2015.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 4:10pm EST

Aside from literal martyrdom, how to Christians experience the "losing of one's life" that Jesus suggests that all must do in order to take up their cross and follow him?

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on March 1, 2015.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0135.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 2:28pm EST

Using a technique for tidying up the clutter of one's home, Father Rob explores how we can find closure with some of the root causes of our temptation in our lives.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on February 15, 2015.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org or by visiting us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TrinityLawrenceKS

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:24pm EST

When does our own familiarity and comfort with worship get in the way of helping newcomers?  Paul's lesson about eating meat from pagan temples provides a helpful guideline when it comes to doing what's right for those who are new to the faith.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on February 1, 2015.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Despite the lectionary's choice of just featuring a small passage from the book of Jonah concerning the people of Nineveh, Father Rob argues that the true story of the book is Jonah and his relationship to God, and how that priority plays out in our own sense of ministry.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin on January 25, 2015 at Trinity Episcopal Church.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:42pm EST

Guest preacher Rob Schwaller discusses the call stories of Samuel and Nathanael and talks about how the church needs to encourage a sense of a call to ministry for all people, not just members of the clergy.

This podcast is from Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on January 18, 2015. You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org or https://www.facebook.com/TrinityLawrenceKS

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 1:59pm EST

Father Rob shares three reasons why Episcopalians should be more open about being  a Christian and a participant in a church, and three ways to do so that don't come across as uncomfortably agressive or hostile.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on January 11, 2015.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www. trinitylawrence.org

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Fr. Rob talks about adoption in this podcast of his sermon from January 4, 2015.  By understanding what compels us to welcome new members (especially dogs) into our homes and families, we can understand not only how God feels about us, but how we should be feeling about other people as well.

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

Direct download: 702_0126.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 3:14pm EST

While Father Rob is on vacation, Deacon Steve Segebrecht takes time to discuss issues of grieving and social justice the Sunday after Christmas.

You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrenc.org

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:16am EST

Father Rob's Christmas Eve sermon explores a possible reason why we celebrate the birth of Christ in the middle of winter, and how Christmas is God's response to the darkness of our lives.

You can learn more about Trinity Church in Lawrence, Kansas at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0123.wma
Category:general -- posted at: 10:04am EST

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