Trinity Episcopal Church Lawrence, Kansas

Continuing a theme on how we can faithfully observe Advent, Fr. Rob talks about the incredible power of hope that comes from Isaiah's vision of the Peaceable Kingdom and what it would be to seek out the hopeless today.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on December 4, 2016.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:26am EST

Looking for a way to make a difference this Advent season?  Fr. Rob talks to an "open and affirming" congregation about what affirming really means, and how it could be an easy but meaningful way to recognize the season.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on November 27, 2016.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:26am EST

Fr. Rob speaks to the members of the congregation who are less vulnerable than others about the importance being compassionate and committed to those who are feeling threatened in the wake of this year's presidential election.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on November 13, 2016.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 2:43pm EST

At the evening service Fr. Rob shares the story of St. Willibrord, bishop of Utrecht, and how he exemplifies the unlikely qualities of saints in the Episcopal Church.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church at the 6:00 PM service.  Please note that the "parade of saints" at the 10:30 AM service does not have an audio recording, but photos can be seen on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TrinityLawrenceKS/

Direct download: 702_0216.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 2:26pm EST

Guest preacher Elizabeth Honeycutt shares her personal story of growing up in the Episcopal Church and finding purpose and joy in ministry.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon from September 25, 2016 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, KS.  You can find out more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0213.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 3:42pm EST

A convoluted and confusing parable about a crooked manager can be a word of encouragement to a church facing challenges.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on September 18, 2016.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 9:04am EST

Father Rob remakes the parable of the lost sheep as a way of talking about thankfulness and 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 September 11, 2016  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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

Jesus' statement about not bringing peace "but a sword" could be a discouraging word to a society torn by internal strife and division.  But are we missing a greater point, and a compelling message to our own contribution to the problem?

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on August 14, 2016.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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

Fr. Rob takes issue with the recent spate of passages from various prophetic books in the Revised Common Lectionary and how their focus on God's displeasure ignores later more hopeful passages and the effect it has on our own understanding of both God and what it means to be a prophet.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin on Sunday, July 24, 2016 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: 3:48pm EST

Deacon Rob Schwaller talks about the divinely-inspired community Koinonia and the glimpse we receive in the story of Mary and Martha.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by Dcn. Rob Schwaller at Trinity Episcopal Church on July 17, 2016. You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0206.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 9:59am EST

Rather than identify with the Good Samaritan (or even more self-critically, the priest or Levite), Fr. Rob suggests that we as a society are the wounded in the road, desperately in need of the radical hospitality of the outsider.

Direct download: 702_0205.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:35am EST

In recognition of the Episcopal Church's call to have a "preach in" on the subject of gun violence in our society, especially with children as victims, Fr. Rob talks about safe gun ownership, mental health issues, and the false idolatry of gun ownership in our society from a Christian perspective.

Direct download: 702_0202.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 9:57pm EST

Fr. Rob talks about the mystery of the Trinity in terms of what we know, what is impossible, and the one step beyond that. 

This podcast is the recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin on Trinity Sunday, May 22, 2016 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

 

Direct download: 702_0200.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:45pm EST

Fr. Rob relates a conversation from the Bishop Kemper School for Ministry on the topic "tell me about God," as a way to introduce the holiday of Pentecost and the origins of the Church.

This podcast is a copy of the sermon recorded by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church on Pentecost Sunday, May 15, 2016.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0199.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 2:32pm EST

While Jesus' question to the paralytic at Bethsaeda might seem curious, all too often we find ourselves comfortable and unwilling to leave behind our un-wellness.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on May 1, 2016.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:23am EST

While the Bible might be short on details about what Heaven is like, two qualities stand out.  This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev.  Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on April 24, 2016.

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

Direct download: 702_0196.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:57am EST

What can you do to help build a place in your life to experience the Resurrection of Jesus Christ?  Well, what did Mary and the others do Easter morning?

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawerence, Kansas on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016.

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

Direct download: 702_0193.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 2:57pm EST

Sometimes the moments in which we encounter the Resurrection don't occur in the brightness of Easter morning, but during the darkness of the night.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawerence, Kansas at the Easter Vigil, March 26, 2016.

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

Direct download: 702_0192.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 2:02pm EST

Can we conceive of a theology of Good Friday that doesn't involve either an abusive or incomprehensible motivation by God?
This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin on Good Friday, March 25, 2016 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0191.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 2:13pm EST

How can letting go of the identities we place on ourselves help us serve others as Christ's disciples?  This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin on March 24, 2016, Maundy Thursday, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas.

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

Direct download: 702_0190.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 2:07pm EST

Within the story of the crucifixion of Jesus we find the least attractive, least noble qualities of humanity.  Fr. Rob outlines three of them and how they continue to manifest themselves in our own society, and how the cross of Christ is laid up against them.

This podcast is a copy of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin on Palm Sunday, March 20, 2016 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas.  You can find out more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0189.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 3:23pm EST

An unexpected guest, a toy shark, and a timely Gospel passage remind each one of us about the message to us in the parable of the Prodigal Son.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on March 6, 2016.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 3:32pm EST

Another frequent question, even controversy in the Church is the struggle to reconcile the idea of a good and loving God in the face of terrible disasters.  But when confronted with this question, Jesus instead chooses to flip the question around to not where God is in the those moments, but where we are instead.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on February 28, 2016.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 3:05pm EST

The temptations Jesus faced in the wilderness illustrate the primal, fundamental forces that influence our own turning away from God.  These can be summed up by a mindset of scarcity, against which is the abundance of God's 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 14, 2016.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 2:42pm EST

Cynicism, sarcasm, and world-weariness can often keep us from hearing the Gospel message.  Jesus encountered his own share of snarkiness in his own home town, but we learn that the Gospel perseveres.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Church in Lawrence, Kansas on January 31, 2016. You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

 

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:21am EST

The metaphor of the Church as the Body of Christ illustrates to us both the need for diversity and a living, vibrant faith.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on January 24, 2016.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 10:41am EST

In addition to off-handedly sharing a weird dream he had, Fr. Rob talks about baptism, it's sacramental quality, and his theory about why Jesus was baptized.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Very Rev. Rob Baldwin on January 10, 2016 at Trinity Church in Lawrence, Kansas.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:27am EST

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

Direct download: 702_0177.wma
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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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

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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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:02pm EST

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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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 2:00pm EST

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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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 2:14pm EST

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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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 5:02pm EST

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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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 4:08pm EST

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

Direct download: 702_0163.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 2:54pm EST

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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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 3:09pm EST

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

Direct download: 702_0161.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 3:33pm EST

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.

Direct download: 702_0160.wma
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.

Direct download: 702_0159.wma
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

Direct download: 702_0155.wma
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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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:51pm EST

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

Direct download: 702_0153.wma
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

Direct download: 702_0152.wma
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

Direct download: 702_0150.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

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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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 1:45pm EST

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

Direct download: 702_0147.wma
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

Direct download: 702_0146.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 3:09pm EST

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

Direct download: 702_0144.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 2:57pm EST

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

Direct download: 702_0145.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 1:22pm EST

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

Direct download: 702_0142.wma
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

Direct download: 702_0141.wma
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

Direct download: 702_0140.wma
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

Direct download: 702_0139.wma
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

Direct download: 702_0138.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 3:35pm EST

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

Direct download: 702_0136.wma
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

Direct download: 702_0134.wma
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

Direct download: 702_0130.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 3:00pm EST

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

Direct download: 702_0129.wma
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

Direct download: 702_0128.wma
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

Direct download: 702_0127.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 3:47pm EST

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

Direct download: 702_0125.wma
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

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.

Direct download: 702_0120.wma
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

Direct download: 702_0117.wma
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

Direct download: 702_0114.wma
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

Direct download: 702_0113.wma
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.

Direct download: 702_0111.wma
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.

Direct download: 702_0110.wma
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.

Direct download: 702_0109.wma
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

Direct download: 702_0106.wma
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.

Direct download: 702_0105.wma
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

Direct download: 702_0104.wma
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

Direct download: 702_0103.wma
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.

Direct download: 702_0101.wma
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

Direct download: 702_0100.wma
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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Direct download: 702_0099.wma
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

Direct download: 702_0098.wma
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

Direct download: 702_0097.wma
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

Direct download: 702_0096.wma
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.

Direct download: 702_0094.wma
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.

Direct download: 702_0093.wma
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

Direct download: 702_0092.wma
Category: -- posted at: 10:43am EST

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

Direct download: 702_0091.wma
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.

Direct download: 702_0090.wma
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.

Direct download: 702_0089.wma
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

As Father Rob went through the Christmas season, he spent a lot of time thinking about pain, frustration, and recovery.  This got him thinking a lot about Christmas and what the birth of Christ really means for us, in particular the question of how God feels about human suffering.

The podcast is a recording of the sermon the Rev. Rob Baldwin preached on Christmas Eve, 2013, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas. You can learn more about Trinity Church by going to its website, www.trinitylawrence.org or by following it on Facebook.  

Direct download: 702_0086.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 8:53pm EST

Most people, even outside of the Church, are familiar with the story of the birth of Christ and the claim of a "Virgin birth."  But there's also two other aspects to this story which are both pivotal and informative for the Church as we consider our own role in bringing Christ into the world.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on December 22, 2013.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at our website, www.trinitylawrence.org or by following us on Facebook.

Direct download: 702_0085.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:12pm EST

In this podcast Fr. Rob talks about Advent, alternative universes, and what John the Baptist might say to us today.  This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on Decmeber 8, 2013. 

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

Direct download: 702_0084.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:36am EST

Fr. Rob weighs in on the "Advent vs. Lent" controvery (or non-controversy) by talking about his interpretation of the season as a period of bittersweet longing and hope in the inevitable.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawerence, Kansas on December 1, 2013.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org or by following us on Facebook.

Direct download: 702_0083.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:46am EST

The Gospel lesson for Christ the King Sunday features two thieves, each responding in their own way to the notion that the person being crucified with them was a sort of king.  How do their responses help us understand how we respond to the notion of Jesus as King, and on which side do we tend to fall?

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on Sunday, November 24, 2013.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org or by following us on Facebook.

Direct download: 702_0081.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:13pm EST

Haggai is not the best known prophet of the Old Testament, nor is his work well known.  But his message to a despairing and depressed people returning from exile could hold some value for the Church today as they struggle with their own sense of lost glory.

This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on November 10, 2013.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org or by following us on Facebook.

Direct download: 702_0080.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 3:12pm EST

In addition to making requests for our own needs to a God that is thankfully more receptive than a corrupt judge, there are other ways in which are called to pray constantly as an act of faith.  This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on October 20, 2013.  You can learn more about Trinity Church by going to www.trinitylawrence.org or by visiting us on Facebook.

Direct download: 702_0078.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 12:14pm EST

Jesus' analogy of a mustard seed as a sufficient quantity of faith is wonderful, but Fr. Rob wonders if it might help to think of faith in another way to see what Jesus is getting at.    This podcast is a recording of the sermon preached by the Rev. Rob Baldwin at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, Kansas on October 6, 2013.  You can learn more about Trinity Church at www.trinitylawrence.org

Direct download: 702_0077.wma
Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:59am EST