Looking for today's Disciplines Devotion? Click here to read it.

About Disciplines

The Upper Room Disciplines provides an opportunity to look more deeply at scripture by offering a week of devotions by a single author on a particular theme.

Read More

Latest Disciplines Devotions

Believe It or Not - August 13, 2022

August 13, 2022

The writer of Hebrews looks all the way back to Abel and then forward to the days just preceding John the Baptist. This whole time was an era of unfulfilled (or...

Read More

Believe It or Not - August 12, 2022

August 12, 2022

Transitions can be tricky. Are we under the old or new rules? Do we honor the past or announce the future? For the writer of the book of Hebrews the question...

Read More

Believe It or Not - August 11, 2022

August 11, 2022

Earlier in Luke 12, Jesus was speaking to his disciples, but here he is talking to a crowd. These are people who depend on their crops for survival. They study the...

Read More

Believe It or Not - August 10, 2022

August 10, 2022

In Luke 12, Jesus is focused on our choices. He first warns a rich man not to be a fool with his money. Later he warns his disciples to remain watchful....

Read More

Believe It or Not - August 9, 2022

August 9, 2022

The book of Isaiah is so full of hopeful references to “good news for the poor” (61:1), the “Prince of Peace” (9:6), the “wolf dwelling with the lamb” (11:6), and “Immanuel”...

Read More

Believe It or Not - August 8, 2022

August 8, 2022

In today’s reading, Asaph, a temple musician in Jerusalem, observes the Assyrian invasion of the northern kingdom of Israel. Ten tribes are being swept away, leaving the southern kingdom of Judah...

Read More

Sacrificing Certainty - August 7, 2022

August 7, 2022

Stay ready so you don’t have to get ready. I’m not sure when and where I first heard that phrase, but it has always stuck with me. Perhaps it was on...

Read More

Sacrificing Certainty - August 6, 2022

August 6, 2022

Turning on the news these days can easily be overwhelming, given the amount of suffering in the world. It seems that there is always a new tragedy and a new fear...

Read More

Sacrificing Certainty - August 5, 2022

August 5, 2022

Gratitude is at the center of sacrifices that are pleasing to God. Of equal importance is how we express that gratitude in the world. The book of Isaiah begins much like...

Read More

I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.” 

View a growing list of resources for the spiritual work of overcoming racism.