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SUBJECT INDEX
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Welcome to our Weekly Reflections Subject Index! Please keep in mind these are broad categories due to the nature of the Reflections.  For  background on these short essays, click on:   Weekly Reflections Introduction .

 

On Prayer

Sacrificial Love

Intimacy with God

Sanctification

Forgiveness

Suffering

Salvation

Creation and Science

Faith

Worship

Being Christlike

Christian Life

Biblical Exegesis (Study)

Introspection

Devotion


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On Prayer

When We Think We Can't Pray 
 Prayer's Influence on God's Plans  
 Promises, Promises    
The Prayer of Simeon

Among the Greatest Ways to Serve
It Took Seven Days
National Day of Prayer, 2002
Pondering Prayer 
In Praise of Prayer
The Prayer of Jabez Revisited
Rachel Is Still Weeping
Never Give Up
Losing Hope?
Prayer Guidance
Unholy Communion
The Secret Place
Lord, Teach Us To Pray
A Prayer Story (Part 1)
A Prayer Story (Part 2)
Praying with Christ on the Cross
Praying with Christ in Gethsemane

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Sacrificial Love

Following the Christ's Ascension    
Cut My Heart Out and Listen To It
 
Thanksgiving is Forgetting We Exist

In Honor of My Friends
Christ is Still the Incarnate
Unto Us
Search the Prisons
Nailed by Love, Not Iron
Living a Parable
Aggressive Love and Justice
The Greatest Love
For Those Who Persecute Christ
Sweet Sacrifices

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Intimacy with God

A Taste of Heaven  
Christ-Centered or Self-Centered?
The Heavens Opened  
Christmas 2005    
The Prophet

 
Fearing Fear    
Finding a Place for God

 
Social Scandals and Living Water
  Poems of the Spirit
  The Christmas Calling
Boldly Accessing the Christ
Archery's Spiritual Dimension

The Last Word of Christmas
The Kingdom's Advent
Seeing the Face of Christ
When Weakness Is Strength
Watch Your Language!
The Slavery of Love
If I Could Only Touch Him
The Teaching of Mary Magdalene
“The Living Word” Is Not a Metaphor
Poverty of Spirit 
In Praise of Prayer
Ongoing Incarnation
Art Tears Open The Veil
God Loves You As Much As He Loves Christ
If Christ is Not God, He is a Bad Teacher
A Psalm to My Lord
Effatha!  Open up!
Who is the Holy Spirit?
Wisdom versus Knowledge

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Sanctification

The Spirituality of Gardening  
Questions and Answers About Lent    
Penance and Obligation
   
Through the Eyes of God 
 
The Freedom of Forgiveness
   
Christian Formation
   
The Sacred, On Loan from God  
The Sacredness of our Bodies

Darkness Isn't Always A Bad Thing
The Now and Future of the Kingdom
More on the Now and Future of the Kingdom
Time to Make Some Scripture Irrelevant
The Sinner’s Prayer
By the Testimony of The Saints
The Fruit Comes Later
The Sanctification of Dating 
The Sanctification of Marriage
A New Christmas Carol
New Year Resolutions Are Not About Us
Fasting From The Self
More on Fasting From The Self
Lead Me Not Into Temptation

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Forgiveness

Written in the Dust
The Economy of Forgiveness
That the Blind May See
Offering It Up
Happy and Sad at the Same Time
Fishing and Playing King of the Hill
The Enemies in Psalm 23 
You Must Forgive
The Paschal Mystery
If God Be Against Us, Who Will Be For Us?
Fair Treatment Questions
Lead Me Not Into Temptation

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Suffering

The Pain and Blessing of the Storm    
I Happened to Be in the Neighborhood    
All or Nothing    
After Easter, the Passion Continues
   
Drawn to Arenas of Suffering

The Sprouting Seeds of Passion in Bloom
Don't Overlook Courage
Offering It Up
The Lacking Suffering of Christ
Why Are You Downcast, O My Soul
What “All” Includes
The Cross We Are To Bear Is Not Christ's
Theology Versus Experience
More On Theology Versus Experience
The Need for Suffering
The Blessing of Forsakenness
Trusting, Resting and Being Disciplined

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Salvation

The Case Against In-Your-Face Evangelism  
 What If Jesus was Married?  
A Personal Relationship with Jesus?  
 
Darwinism at Easter    
New Age and Old Age
   
Resurrection, 2005  
Something New Under the Sun

Terror and Love in the Vineyard
Believing in What versus Who
Testifying to the Faith
Believe It or Not
Christ and Karma
The Now and Future of the Kingdom
More on the Now and Future of the Kingdom
The Sinner’s Prayer
A Christmas Canticle
What If I Was the Only One?
By the Testimony of The Saints
The Two Missing Crosses
More on the Jewish Heritage
The Jewish Heritage
The Paschal Mystery
Unredeemed Believer
Sequel to Unredeemed Believer
The Call of Christ
Bill of Citizenship in the Kingdom

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Creation and Science

Wilderness Wisdom  
Magical Mystery 
Inexplicable Design    
Thank the Scriptures for Science

God Does Not Live in the Present Either
Lady Wisdom
Renewable and Redeemable
I Do Believe But Not Really
Down to Earth
Sins and Disorders
Eternity Is Not Endless Time
Divine Designer Delights
The Big Bang and a Big God
What is Light?

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Faith

Dead Faith Smells Like Dead Fish
It Took Seven Days
When Teachings Hurt Faith
Losing Hope?
Earth-bound Promises
Satanic Faith
Yes, You Do Have Faith
Resting in Confident Expectation
Miraculous Faith
Faith and Personalizing Scripture
Logic: The Enemy of Faith

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Worship

The Great Celestial Symphony
The Folly of Gods and Goddesses
Resurrection Celebration, 2003
In Memory of Him
What “All” Includes
The Freedom of Questioning 
What If I Was the Only One?
The Two Missing Crosses
Easter Pretzels
Wanted: Worshipers of God
Dreamers, Wake Up! 
My Testimony to our Lord
"Oneness" Is Painful
Meager and Dangerous Worship
Counterfeiting The Holy Spirit
A Psalm to My Lord
Churches are Not Buildings
What is Light?
Unholy Communion
In Adoration and Thanksgiving

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Being Christlike

Instant Christlikeness  
 
Psychology of Religion and Authenticity of Behavior
Another Day of Doing Small Things    
A Spiritual Food Pyramid - Part 2

A Spiritual Food Pyramid - Part 1
The Sorrowful Part of Christmas

How God Sees Us
More On The Jesus Depth Finder
The Jesus Depth Finder
Don’t Act Like a Christian “Should”
Fearing The Holy Spirit 
Glory Be
Here I Am, Lord!
The Cross We Are To Bear Is Not Christ's
Conformed To Which Image Of Christ?
The Greatest Love
Falling Up
Theology Versus Experience
More On Theology Versus Experience
Holy War and Christlikeness

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Christian Life


Same Old Terrorism, New Face
What About the Pope?
 
The Kingdom of Desperation  
Political Christianity?
 
Wet Paint, Do Not Touch
 
The RFID Code  
 Holy Discouragement  
Religous Freedom Day, 2006
What Are We Thinking?
   
The Therapy of Family and Community

Pentagrams, Crucifixes and Other Symbols  
Back to the Future
 
  Homosexuality and Other Aberrations
  Caring for Prodigal Children and Parents

Shadows of Death

Following the Virgin Mary
Lambs Versus Wolves
Experiencing our Doctrines
Spiritual Symbols are Reality

When Being Weak Means Being Strong
The Fatal Lure of Appearances
How Is It More Blessed to Give Than Get?
Do You Have Anything to Eat?
Giving Up and Giving In to Him
Tell Them Stories
When a Clean House Can Cause Problems
Why and How?
Narcissistic Religion
Uttlery Dependent
Advent Isn’t Just for Christmas
Labor Unions Won’t Buy It
The Language of the Goats and Sheep
Contemplative and Active Living
More On Contemplative and Active Living
Perfect Striving
When War Is Not War Anymore
Fat Cats and Fat Sheep
Aggressive Love and Justice
Coming Over and Overcoming
Ongoing Incarnation
Personal or Communal?
Where Is Your Zeal And Strength?
Counterfeiting The Holy Spirit
Unredeemed Believer
Sequel to Unredeemed Believer
Saying the Word
Misplacing the Keys to the Kingdom
Sweet Sacrifices
 

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Biblical Exegesis (Study)

The Many Levels of Folly 
What About Apostolic Succession?    
How to Build a Temple
When Donkeys Talk
   
DaVinci Code Film Review 

Leonardo Da Vinci's Storm    
Seeing Jesus: Now You Do, Now You Don't  
Completing the Suffering of Christ
 A Lawyer for Jesus    
Separating Inspiration from Organization

The Many Houses of God, Part 2
   
The Many Houses of God, Part 1    
Witneses and Martyrs  
  Messengers of Hell    
Oil Lamps Versus Floodlights    
Come Up Here!
    Messengers of Hell    
Oil Lamps Versus Floodlights  
Exegesis and Prayer  
The Devotional Process of Understanding Scripture  
Exegesis and Jesus  

  Prophetic Visions
It's Beyond Me
Living Psalm 30
Tone Deaf to the Scriptures
Entering the Meaning of Passion
Entering the Mean of Passion (part 2)
Enemies Within
Check Out the Foundation
Lost and Found in Translation
Why a Narrow Gate?
Lifting Christ's Possessions

Full Of Grace
Hope Is Power
In Question of “Inspirational” Literature
The Narrow Way Of Holiness
Forward to Genesis
Unclaimed Blessings
Glory Be
Spirit Warfare of the Psalms

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Devotion

Abracadabra 
Radical Allegiance  
It was a Good Day
A Resolution for the Kingdom of God
Believing in What versus Who
The Road in Our Hearts
The Roadmap of the Way

Bill of Citizenship in the Kingdom
Light of the World Under Maintenance
Driven by Passion
Time to Make Some Scripture Irrelevant
If The Salt Loses Its Saltiness
For Those Who Persecute Christ
Jesus is Not your "Buddy"
Choose Whom You Will Serve
Martyrdom Is Not Necessarily Physical
If The Salt Loses Its Saltiness
Virtual Christianity
Solitary Voices
Here I Am, Lord!

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Introspection

God Told Me  
Please Christians! 
No Eye For An Eye
 
With Christians Like These...
I Broke The Da Vinci Code
Living with Oneself by Moral Distancing
 Justice is Reconciliation
A Hot Water Bottle and a Doll
   
The Whole Truth 
 
Letters of Faith
 
  More on Witnesses and Martyrs
  Boldly Naming Our Demons  
  The Pain and Gift of Loneliness
God Bless America and All Other Nations Too 
 
Star Wars    
On Reasons for Christian Conversion
   
Bad Reasons for Christian Conversion
   
Tiny Drops Flooding Humanity    
God's Limitations or Ours?

They are Us
The Test of Silence
A Follow Up to "A Response to Weeping with Jesus"

A Response to Weeping with Jesus
Weeping with Jesus
Under God in Whom We Trust?
Images of War and Prayer
The Form of Government God Blesses
Forgive Me For Not Speaking Up, This Time
The Leg Hold Trap
Mary, Martha and the New Year
Beware of Secondary Gains
Easy Christianity and Its Excuses
Time For The Old Joke To Die
Heavenly Treasures Are For Now
Pontius Pilate in the Mirror
Personal to Our Readers
Don't Blame Adam or Eve

How Can You Know If You Love God?
Blessed Assurance or Tragic Surprise?
Art Tears Open The Veil

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September 1998

Management of Trauma

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October 1998

Healing the Wounded Spiritual Warrior

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November1998

Thanksgiving and the Practice of Gratitude

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December1998

Holidays or Holy Days?

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January 1999

Resolutions and New Beginnings

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February 1999

The Dark Night of the Soul

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April 1999

On Dying and Resurrecting

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May 1999 

Preventing Relapse after Rebirth

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June 1999

Parenthood and Its Mission

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July 1999

Inside Look at Freedom and Independence

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August 1999

The Heart of a New Millennium

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September 1999

Placebo Prayer vs Power Prayer

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October 1999

The Biotheology of Love

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November 1999 

Praying Without Ceasing

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December 1999

And the Band Played On

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January 2000

C2C Compliant?

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February 2000

Adjusting the Focal Point

 

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