Beginning in March, Trinity will be launching Alpha at Monday Night Garage. Alpha is a series of seven interactive sessions that freely explore life, spirituality, and the foundations of the Christian faith in a relaxed and safe environment.
In this podcast, Marty Reardon and Kris McDaniel discuss why we’re so excited about Alpha, what’s covered in the course, and why you should attend.
You can learn more and register here.
The Feast of Epiphany marks the end of the Christmas season and the beginning of the time before Lent. Moving beyond the miracle of the Incarnation, Epiphany pays special attention to the fact that God not only comes to be with those who are waiting for him, but to pursue and seek after those who would otherwise remain far from him.
If the prayer of Advent is that God would come to us, the hope and prayer of Epiphany is that he would continue to make himself known to us and to work through us for the sake of others. In the story of the Magi we see that God’s manifestation through Jesus was shared with the world right from the start.
In this podcast, Worship Pastor Marty Reardon and Education Pastor Ashley Mathews discuss what “epiphany” truly means and what God’s manifestation to the world shows us about how we are to live and to relate to one another.
We believe growth into Christ’s likeness happens best in the context of relationship. Community Groups are a place where folks in the church can find meaningful friendships and work out together what it looks like to be the hands and feet of Jesus in their everyday lives and communities. In this podcast, Marty Reardon and Jason Faulkner discuss the importance of finding meaningful friendships, what happens at Trinity Community Groups, and how you can join one.
Groups meet all over the city, find your community – atltrinity.org/groups
If you’re curious about what we mean when we talk about being a “three-streams” church or even what it means to be Anglican, listen now to this four-part class. In it, Tripp Prince, Marty Reardon, and Ashley Mathews explore the “three-streams” of Anglican identity and practice, focusing on how the Charismatic, Evangelical, and Liturgical foundations of our faith have shaped the worship, belief, and habits of Christians for centuries and continue to do so today.
In our latest podcast, Worship Pastor, Marty Reardon and Lead Pastor, Kris McDaniel discuss the transition from Holy Week to Easter, what resurrection means, and how to feast well in this new season.
In this podcast, Worship Pastor Marty Reardon and Eastside Parish Pastor Ashely Mathews, discuss the Lenten season. They cover why the church emphasizes the disciplines during Lent and ways to engage them in ways that put us in a posture to connect with the work of the Holy Spirit in meaningful ways. Although we are well into Lent, it’s not too late to participate. Listen as they discuss ways to be realistic and intentional in this season and why that matters. As Ashley says, if we don’t learn to fast well, we won’t know how to truly engage the freedom of the Easter feast that is to come.
The Feast of Epiphany just occurred on January 6, 2018. Here, we remember that God’s manifestation through Jesus was shared with the world right from the beginning. In this podcast, Worship Pastor Marty Reardon and Lead Pastor Kris McDaniel cover the importance of the Feast of Epiphany. They also discuss inclusion and why it matters to the church, as well as, the upcoming Alpha course that’s designed as a safe space for people who are asking big questions about God and faith.
The liturgical year begins anew this Sunday with the season of Advent. In this podcast, Worship Pastor Marty Reardon and Lead Pastor Kris McDaniel sat down to discuss the need to mark time, the importance of waiting and preparation, as well as ways to engage the season of Advent.
All Saints’ Day, celebrated on November 1st every year in the church calendar, is a day set apart to remember those that have gone on before us. As the date approaches, Worship Pastor Marty Reardon sat down with Education Pastor Tripp Prince to discuss the significance of this Holy Day and why we observe it. Listen as they touch on what it means to grieve well, resources to learn more, and how All Saints’ Day isn’t just about longing for the past, but also a hopeful looking forward to a grand reunion with the entire Body of Christ.
In light of recent events, Lead Pastor Kris McDaniel sat down with Worship Pastor Marty Reardon to discuss how we as Christians should respond to them. In this podcast they discuss what happened in Charlottesville, the role of fear and how it plays into racism, as well as what we can do to subvert our tendency to distance ourselves from those who differ from us.
In this podcast, Worship Pastor Marty Reardon and Education Pastor Tripp Prince discuss the meaning of Ordinary Time, ways to engage the church calendar, and how we might flourish in this “Great Green Growing Season”.
In our newest podcast, Worship Pastor Marty Reardon sat down with Lazarus volunteers Andrew Runnion and Jess Teague, as well as, Lazarus Director Ben Parks to discuss an amazing initiative they’ve been leading in partnership with our friends at Redeemer Community Church. It’s called Jobs for Life and it’s an incredible way to live out the idea of influence in our city.
Matthew 22:34-46 (Listen)
The Great Commandment
34 But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. 35 And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. 36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” 37 And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”
Whose Son Is the Christ?
41 Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question, 42 saying, “What do you think about the Christ? Whose son is he?” They said to him, “The son of David.” 43 He said to them, “How is it then that David, in the Spirit, calls him Lord, saying,
44 “‘The Lord said to my Lord,
Sit at my right hand,
until I put your enemies under your feet’?
45 If then David calls him Lord, how is he his son?” 46 And no one was able to answer him a word, nor from that day did anyone dare to ask him any more questions. (ESV)
Mark 8:11-26 (Listen)
The Pharisees Demand a Sign
11 The Pharisees came and began to argue with him, seeking from him a sign from heaven to test him. 12 And he sighed deeply in his spirit and said, “Why does this generation seek a sign? Truly, I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation.” 13 And he left them, got into the boat again, and went to the other side.
The Leaven of the Pharisees and Herod
14 Now they had forgotten to bring bread, and they had only one loaf with them in the boat. 15 And he cautioned them, saying, “Watch out; beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.”  16 And they began discussing with one another the fact that they had no bread. 17 And Jesus, aware of this, said to them, “Why are you discussing the fact that you have no bread? Do you not yet perceive or understand? Are your hearts hardened? 18 Having eyes do you not see, and having ears do you not hear? And do you not remember? 19 When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you take up?” They said to him, “Twelve.” 20 “And the seven for the four thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you take up?” And they said to him, “Seven.” 21 And he said to them, “Do you not yet understand?”
Jesus Heals a Blind Man at Bethsaida
22 And they came to Bethsaida. And some people brought to him a blind man and begged him to touch him. 23 And he took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village, and when he had spit on his eyes and laid his hands on him, he asked him, “Do you see anything?” 24 And he looked up and said, “I see men, but they look like trees, walking.” 25 Then Jesus  laid his hands on his eyes again; and he opened his eyes, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly. 26 And he sent him to his home, saying, “Do not even enter the village.” (ESV)
Luke 1:39-56 (Listen)
Mary Visits Elizabeth
39 In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a town in Judah, 40 and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. 41 And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, 42 and she exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! 43 And why is this granted to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44 For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. 45 And blessed is she who believed that there would be  a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.”
Mary's Song of Praise: The Magnificat
46 And Mary said,
“My soul magnifies the Lord,
47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant.
For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
49 for he who is mighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his name.
50 And his mercy is for those who fear him
from generation to generation.
51 He has shown strength with his arm;
he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts;
52 he has brought down the mighty from their thrones
and exalted those of humble estate;
53 he has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.
54 He has helped his servant Israel,
in remembrance of his mercy,
55 as he spoke to our fathers,
to Abraham and to his offspring forever.”
56 And Mary remained with her about three months and returned to her home. (ESV)
 1:45 Or believed, for there will be