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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.

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July 1, 2016

July 1, 2016

Have you ever noticed that every superhero movie or TV show includes a moment when the villain nearly defeats the hero? It usually turns out that the villain has been playing...

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June 30, 2016

June 30, 2016

Many young people in America view the modern church as judgmental, insensitive, and hypocritical. The popular perception of Christians is a finger-wagging crowd that believes discipleship involves following rules and castigating...

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June 29, 2016

June 29, 2016

After her death in 1997, one of Mother Teresa’s spiritual directors revealed letters in which she described a decades-long “dark night of the soul,” a period during which she felt that...

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June 28, 2016

June 28, 2016

There’s an old joke about a faithful disciple who is drowning in a flood. As the water rises, he prays, “God, I believe in you and I know that you’re going...

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June 27, 2016

June 27, 2016

Naaman is a great man, a powerful and wealthy military commander. But he has leprosy. While his disease does not disable him, it must be distressing nonetheless. The slave girl, by...

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June 26, 2016

June 26, 2016

Jesus got angry. This has always made sense to me intellectually, especially when I ponder the Incarnation, the confession that, in Jesus, God is truly and fully one of us. However,...

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June 25, 2016

June 25, 2016

When a bad mood spreads we often think nothing good can come of it, and usually we’re right. But sometimes important—if uncomfortable—growth can only come from something as foul as a...

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June 24, 2016

June 24, 2016

I hate forks in the road. I don’t care if it is a highway interchange or an intersection out in the country. Even if I know exactly where I am going,...

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June 23, 2016

June 23, 2016

During my life I have usually employed the Psalms as personal devotional prayers. But the Psalms primarily function as the songbook of God’s people. When the community gathers, the members share...

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June 22, 2016

June 22, 2016

The Psalms are a big deal. They’re strewn throughout the New Testament. Jesus quotes Psalm 22 from the cross. Monks chant them in chapels. You can’t overstate their importance in Judeo-Christian...

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