Trinity Episcopal Church Lawrence, Kansas

Father Rob answers questions from the congregation on a variety of topics from small details in Gospel stories to thought about how churches change.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on May 19, 2019.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0333.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:46pm EDT

After laboring all day and night and catching nothing, Jesus manages to enable the disciples to try casting out their nets one more time.  How is Jesus helping you persevere when it feels like you can not go on?

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

Direct download: 702_0332.mp3
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For a man who spent most of his life as a disciple and missionary to East Asia, Thomas still gets the bad rap of being "doubting" Thomas.  But Thomas also authentically acknowledged his failure to understand, his questions, and his needs.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinty Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on Sunday, April 28, 2019.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0331.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:10pm EDT

The empty tomb of Christ presents an opportunity to de-clutter our spiritual lives.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019.  You can learn about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0330.mp3
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You wouldn't think that photoelectricity and physics would have a lot to do with Easter, but learning how light really works gives us fresh insight into what it means for Jesus to be called the light of the world.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at the Easter Vigil, April 20, 2019 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org.

Direct download: 702_0329.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:20am EDT

Why does the Holy Land look it does, and what does it mean that the cross ended up there?  And, in a change in Good Friday liturgy, the entire congregation is invited to carry the cross into the church.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on Good Friday, April 19, 2019.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0328.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 3:03pm EDT

How do we understand the celebration of Palm Sunday vis a vis the remainder of Holy Week, including Jesus' betrayal and death?  Fr. Rob presents a way to embrace Palm Sunday as part of the rest of the story in this Palm Sunday sermon.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on Sunday, April 14, 2019  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0327.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 2:56pm EDT

Father Rob issues a challenge for a congregation-wide repentance during the season of Lent.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on Sunday, April 7, 2019.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0326.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 2:35pm EDT

The temptations facing Jesus were not just the result of loneliness and hunger from being in the wilderness for forty days; they each speak to a profound existential anxiety we all face in our lives.  How does the Gospel respond to each of these fears?

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on March 10, 2019.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0323.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 2:35pm EDT

The consecration of the new bishop of the Diocese of Kansas, the Rt. Rev. Cathleen Chittenden Bascom, was an event not only historically noteworthy, but liturgically spectacular.  The Transfiguration of Christ was significantly more noteworthy and spectacular, and also reminds us of where we should be going, and where we should not tarry in our mission for Christ.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on March 3, 2019.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0322.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:56pm EDT

Sometimes the aspects of Christian discipleship seem impossible to achieve.  But what would happen if we could just do it once?

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Church in Lawrence, Kansas on February 24, 2019.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.og

Direct download: 702_0321.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 2:19pm EDT

As we welcome our newest member, Everest Irene, into the Church, how are we to reconcile the beatific qualities of poverty, hunger, lamentation, and ridicule to a newborn infant?

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on February 17, 2019.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0320.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:22pm EDT

While the passage from 1 Corinthians is a familiar staple of weddings, what about people we struggle to love?

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on February 3, 2019.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0319.mp3
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Fr. Rob challenges the congregation to find a way to be a part of a new miracle at Trinity, including the critical portion of envisioning what that miracle may be.

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

Direct download: 702_0316.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 2:35pm EDT

Fr. Rob noticed that his experiences with his new 3D printer he got for Christmas reminded him a lot about our struggles with life, both in its unexpected nature and its obvious solutions.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on January 13, 2019.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0315.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 2:05pm EDT

Is there a difference between "knowing" the Word of God and "receiving" the Word of God?  Because in the beginning of John, we have only really done the second.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin on December 30, 2018 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas.

Direct download: 702_0314.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:09pm EDT

A Christmas wreath appearing mysteriously on his door gives Fr. Rob the chance to reflect on all the people who give of their time and effort over the holidays without recognition and the Lord who did the same Christmas Day and today.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin on Christmas Day, December 25, 2018 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0313.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:39pm EDT

Fr. Rob suggests that there are two types of gift givers: those who give "packages" and those who give "experiences."  Both types are reflected in the gift 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 Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0312.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:28pm EDT

Fr. Rob discusses the 2019 Mission Plan and the responses that had already been expressed among the congregation to the Vestry about it.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin on December 23, 2018 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0311.mp3
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:24pm EDT

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