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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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A Call to Integrity - February 5, 2023

February 5, 2023

Much of the Old Testament literature reflects a way of thinking that affirms that suffering results from sin, and prosperity results from doing God’s will. The book of Job challenges this...

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A Call to Integrity - February 4, 2023

February 4, 2023

The Quaker tradition is a model for discernment. These brothers and sisters have over the years developed detailed instructions for collective discernment. When a member of the community needs to make...

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A Call to Integrity - February 3, 2023

February 3, 2023

The Greek word sophia appears twenty-six times in the first three chapters of First Corinthians. It was a word widely used to refer to wisdom. In the context of this letter,...

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A Call to Integrity - February 2, 2023

February 2, 2023

Isaiah’s call was not only to point out the collective sin of corruption but also to show the people that the way forward is through justice. Isaiah described the path of...

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A Call to Integrity - February 1, 2023

February 1, 2023

Our word religion derives from the Latin word religio, which means “encounter, reverence, or devotion to the divine.” Christian spirituality in turn is defined as “the practices that allow us to...

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A Call to Integrity - January 31, 2023

January 31, 2023

In a postmodern context in which almost everything is being deconstructed and in which people increasingly lose faith in institutions, there is no better way to evangelize than with the witness...

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A Call to Integrity - January 30, 2023

January 30, 2023

Integrity can be defined as the congruence between our inner and outer world, between who we are and what we do. Matthew 5 is precisely a call to integrity. In the...

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What God Requires - January 29, 2023

January 29, 2023

The Beatitudes are both a promise and a demand. They promise God’s action breaking into the affairs of this world. They demand that Christ’s followers manifest kingdom values in their daily...

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What God Requires - January 28, 2023

January 28, 2023

Too often we read the Beatitudes as passive statements or promises of future rewards, but they are an active proclamation of God’s reign amid human misery, a prophetic reversal of the...

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