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When Love Shows Up: Weekly Reflections about God's Presence

The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer

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When Love Shows Up: Weekly Reflections about God's Presence

When Love Shows Up: Weekly Reflections about God's Presence

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Welcome to When Love Shows Up: Weekly Reflections about God's Presence by the Rev. Philip DeVaul, Rector at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Latest Episodes

We're Taking a Break - The Rev. Philip DeVaul

Likewise, we take an honest look at our culture and realize that we are conditioned to believe that rest is something to be earned. This is counter to the commandment of God. God literally commands that we build regular rest into our lives, not as a reward for work well done, but as a source of strength and centering on God’s presence. And “earned” rest is counter to the Gospel that our belovedness and belonging are a gift from God, given with grace and adoration. Our decision to rest is an act of faithful resistance against the temptation to believe our worth is found in our work.

8 min6 d ago
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We're Taking a Break - The Rev. Philip DeVaul

Are You Tired? - The Rev. Philip DeVaul

"If we are attentive to how Jesus operates then we must acknowledge that we should be responsive to what we all need and not what we all have earned. We must resist the need to prove. We must rest, and we must create spaces for others to rest."

9 min1 w ago
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Are You Tired? - The Rev. Philip DeVaul

In the Hands of a Competent God - The Rev. Philip DeVaul

"I don’t want to pile onto that stress by asking you your plan for being Christian. So, let’s look at it from a different angle. My friend Jimmy likes to remind me that we are in the hands of a competent God. Your life is in the hands of a competent God, and you need to hear that during a time such as this. So, really the question is, what can you put into place in order to ground yourself in the competence of the God who loves you?"

13 min3 w ago
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In the Hands of a Competent God - The Rev. Philip DeVaul

Loneliness and Belonging - The Rev. Philip DeVaul

"Jesus was profoundly lonely. It’s so obvious when you read the stories about him. Constantly misunderstood, oscillating between seeking connection and trying to find alone time. So many of his parables and teachings are about being misunderstood. Friends, loneliness is not bad or shameful. And it’s not all about being physically isolated – although many of us are that right now."

46 minOCT 15
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Loneliness and Belonging - The Rev. Philip DeVaul

When Jesus Votes - The Rev. Philip DeVaul

"We are called the Body of Christ. This means that when we vote Jesus isn’t just in the booth with us looking over our shoulder: When we vote, we are representing Jesus in this world. If that makes you uncomfortable, good. Me too. We want to recognize this responsibility. We want to recognize our Christian identity fully in our words and in our deeds – and in our votes."

10 minOCT 8
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When Jesus Votes - The Rev. Philip DeVaul

Why Christians Must Say Black Lives Matter - The Rev. Philip DeVaul

"As The Church of the Redeemer continues its commitment to racial justice, healing, and reconciliation in Jesus’ name, it makes sense for us to work carefully to develop a shared language and to continue to orient our understanding of this commitment in God. It’s especially important when it comes to doing work that is connected to current events, because we want to be very clear about how the work we do is rooted in our Baptismal covenant rather than our desire to appear relevant, urbane, or woke. It is in this spirit that I say we have a responsibility as Christians to say Black Lives Matter."

14 minOCT 1
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Why Christians Must Say Black Lives Matter - The Rev. Philip DeVaul

Your Commitment in 2021 - The Rev. Philip DeVaul

"We don’t know what next year will bring, but we do know that Church of the Redeemer will be here to walk alongside you and guide you into deeper connection with God and your neighbor. And we know we will need your help for this to happen. Your giving equips us for the work God is giving us to do."

7 minSEP 24
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Your Commitment in 2021 - The Rev. Philip DeVaul

A Place for This Church in Your Life - The Rev. Philip DeVaul

"If you want to follow Jesus, if you want to share life with your community, if you want to remember that you are not alone, and if you want to spread love and make a difference in your neighborhood, that is to say, if you are interested in your own discipleship and growth – you will find a number of paths at Church of the Redeemer."

6 minSEP 16
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A Place for This Church in Your Life - The Rev. Philip DeVaul

Unity not Uniformity - The Rev. Philip DeVaul

'We have a problem in a lot of our churches. Many of us have been taught – and many of us have repeated – the idea that politics don’t belong in church. We’ve been told that our relationship with Jesus is spiritual and it shouldn’t be sullied by partisanship or engagement with current events. And I get that sentiment. Or at least I think I do. In our gut we know that Jesus of Nazareth wasn’t a Republican or a Democrat – that his work in the world transcended the boundaries we keep creating. And we know that God loves all of us even amidst our difference, so in a culture as divisive as ours, we want to find comfort in our shared belovedness and say we’ve found a place where we can belong even though we’re not on the same page about everything. This is a good desire. And also, there’s something wrong with it in practice."

9 minSEP 10
Comments
Unity not Uniformity - The Rev. Philip DeVaul

Last Sunday I Stayed Home - The Rev. Philip DeVaul

"When I talk about relationships at Church of the Redeemer, this is what I’m talking about. It’s not abstract or hypothetical for me. I am changed by the people with whom I share community. They help me see Jesus. They help me see myself. They help me recognize my belovedness, my belonging, my beauty. They give me eyes for the Kingdom so that God’s presence is manifest, is obvious in this world."

10 minSEP 3
Comments
Last Sunday I Stayed Home - The Rev. Philip DeVaul

Latest Episodes

We're Taking a Break - The Rev. Philip DeVaul

Likewise, we take an honest look at our culture and realize that we are conditioned to believe that rest is something to be earned. This is counter to the commandment of God. God literally commands that we build regular rest into our lives, not as a reward for work well done, but as a source of strength and centering on God’s presence. And “earned” rest is counter to the Gospel that our belovedness and belonging are a gift from God, given with grace and adoration. Our decision to rest is an act of faithful resistance against the temptation to believe our worth is found in our work.

8 min6 d ago
Comments
We're Taking a Break - The Rev. Philip DeVaul

Are You Tired? - The Rev. Philip DeVaul

"If we are attentive to how Jesus operates then we must acknowledge that we should be responsive to what we all need and not what we all have earned. We must resist the need to prove. We must rest, and we must create spaces for others to rest."

9 min1 w ago
Comments
Are You Tired? - The Rev. Philip DeVaul

In the Hands of a Competent God - The Rev. Philip DeVaul

"I don’t want to pile onto that stress by asking you your plan for being Christian. So, let’s look at it from a different angle. My friend Jimmy likes to remind me that we are in the hands of a competent God. Your life is in the hands of a competent God, and you need to hear that during a time such as this. So, really the question is, what can you put into place in order to ground yourself in the competence of the God who loves you?"

13 min3 w ago
Comments
In the Hands of a Competent God - The Rev. Philip DeVaul

Loneliness and Belonging - The Rev. Philip DeVaul

"Jesus was profoundly lonely. It’s so obvious when you read the stories about him. Constantly misunderstood, oscillating between seeking connection and trying to find alone time. So many of his parables and teachings are about being misunderstood. Friends, loneliness is not bad or shameful. And it’s not all about being physically isolated – although many of us are that right now."

46 minOCT 15
Comments
Loneliness and Belonging - The Rev. Philip DeVaul

When Jesus Votes - The Rev. Philip DeVaul

"We are called the Body of Christ. This means that when we vote Jesus isn’t just in the booth with us looking over our shoulder: When we vote, we are representing Jesus in this world. If that makes you uncomfortable, good. Me too. We want to recognize this responsibility. We want to recognize our Christian identity fully in our words and in our deeds – and in our votes."

10 minOCT 8
Comments
When Jesus Votes - The Rev. Philip DeVaul

Why Christians Must Say Black Lives Matter - The Rev. Philip DeVaul

"As The Church of the Redeemer continues its commitment to racial justice, healing, and reconciliation in Jesus’ name, it makes sense for us to work carefully to develop a shared language and to continue to orient our understanding of this commitment in God. It’s especially important when it comes to doing work that is connected to current events, because we want to be very clear about how the work we do is rooted in our Baptismal covenant rather than our desire to appear relevant, urbane, or woke. It is in this spirit that I say we have a responsibility as Christians to say Black Lives Matter."

14 minOCT 1
Comments
Why Christians Must Say Black Lives Matter - The Rev. Philip DeVaul

Your Commitment in 2021 - The Rev. Philip DeVaul

"We don’t know what next year will bring, but we do know that Church of the Redeemer will be here to walk alongside you and guide you into deeper connection with God and your neighbor. And we know we will need your help for this to happen. Your giving equips us for the work God is giving us to do."

7 minSEP 24
Comments
Your Commitment in 2021 - The Rev. Philip DeVaul

A Place for This Church in Your Life - The Rev. Philip DeVaul

"If you want to follow Jesus, if you want to share life with your community, if you want to remember that you are not alone, and if you want to spread love and make a difference in your neighborhood, that is to say, if you are interested in your own discipleship and growth – you will find a number of paths at Church of the Redeemer."

6 minSEP 16
Comments
A Place for This Church in Your Life - The Rev. Philip DeVaul

Unity not Uniformity - The Rev. Philip DeVaul

'We have a problem in a lot of our churches. Many of us have been taught – and many of us have repeated – the idea that politics don’t belong in church. We’ve been told that our relationship with Jesus is spiritual and it shouldn’t be sullied by partisanship or engagement with current events. And I get that sentiment. Or at least I think I do. In our gut we know that Jesus of Nazareth wasn’t a Republican or a Democrat – that his work in the world transcended the boundaries we keep creating. And we know that God loves all of us even amidst our difference, so in a culture as divisive as ours, we want to find comfort in our shared belovedness and say we’ve found a place where we can belong even though we’re not on the same page about everything. This is a good desire. And also, there’s something wrong with it in practice."

9 minSEP 10
Comments
Unity not Uniformity - The Rev. Philip DeVaul

Last Sunday I Stayed Home - The Rev. Philip DeVaul

"When I talk about relationships at Church of the Redeemer, this is what I’m talking about. It’s not abstract or hypothetical for me. I am changed by the people with whom I share community. They help me see Jesus. They help me see myself. They help me recognize my belovedness, my belonging, my beauty. They give me eyes for the Kingdom so that God’s presence is manifest, is obvious in this world."

10 minSEP 3
Comments
Last Sunday I Stayed Home - The Rev. Philip DeVaul
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