Trinity Episcopal Church Lawrence, Kansas

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

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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

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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.

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Category:Sermons -- posted at: 11:41am EST