Devotional Resources

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What did we do without the internet before it existed? We subscribed to print media.  Now there are many ways to enhance our spiritual life by tapping into the internet which delivers items to our smart phones, pads, and computers.  We asked some of our church members what they found helpful and these are some of the sites that they use.  Check them out.  Try them. Contact us to share what you have found that helps you strengthen your faith. 

Vision and Viewpoint    Many of you are familiar with Joan Chittister’s books; The Gift of Years and The Rule of Benedict: A Spirituality for the 21st. Century.  In Vision and Viewpoint she articulates a passion for God, justice, and life. http://www.joanchittister.org/

Working Preacher is an online resource put out by Luther Seminary.  This site has exegesis for the lectionary passages of each Sunday, a podcast called Brainwave, and access to some of the fresh thoughts of Lutheran theologians.  It’s not just for preachers; it’s for anyone who wants to learn more about the weekly scriptures.   https://www.workingpreacher.org/

Inward and Outward  posts daily quotes and meditations, and publishes small books and leaflets reflecting on life at the intersection of faith and justice.  The Church of the Saviour is located in Washington DC.    http://inwardoutward.org/

God Pause  The reflections are written by a different alum of Luther Seminary each week.  “I like it because it covers the week's lectionary, coming to me via e-mail each day”, says one of our church members.  There are many different perspectives (recent graduates, retired pastors, faculty, etc. but generally are meaningful. http://www.luthersem.edu/godpause/promote.aspx

Sing for Joy     Another resource is "Sing For Joy", a weekly broadcast on WVTF at 6:00 a.m. on Sunday.  If you don’t catch it then you can listen on line at a time you choose. The broadcast also covers the lectionary with commentary and relevant choral selections.   http://www.stolaf.edu/singforjoy/

Universalis   The Liturgy of the Hours (also known as the Divine Office) is the richest single prayer resource of the Christian Church. It provides prayers, psalms and meditation for every hour of every day. It has existed from the earliest times, to fulfil the Lord's command to pray without ceasing.   http://www.universalis.com/

Henri Nouwen      Excerpts from the writings of  one of the most popular and respected writers in the area of spirituality.   http://henrinouwen.org/resources/daily-meditation/

Nadia Bolz Weber    regularly shares insights here. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/nadiabolzweber/

Sojourners  allows folks to sign up for daily devotion   https://sojo.net/email-signup 

ELCA Daily Bible Reading    http://elca.org/Faith/DailyBible/

Living Lutheran Lectionary Blog    https://www.livinglutheran.org/spiritual-practices-and-resources/

Book of Hours http://www.xavier.edu/jesuitresource/online-resources/Morning-and-New-Beginnings-Prayers.cfm

Daily Devotions  This is a simple, but effective daily devotional that is written by a variety of trained authors. dailydevotional@ucc.org