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Index on Faith Research Topics

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Spiritual subjects, indexed alphabetically: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J.

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Spiritual Topical Index

A

adiaphora


ADVENT

Advent (season) :
-------- What Advent means
-------- How Advent began
-------- Holy Days within Advent
-------- Christmas and Advent
-------- Advent wreath
-------- Advent star
-------- Advent PDF document
Advent devotionals :
-------- 1st Sunday devotional (in mp3).
-------- St. Nicholas' Day devotional
-------- 2nd Sunday devotional (in mp3).
-------- 3rd Sunday devotional (in mp3).
-------- 4th Sunday devotional (in mp3)


affirmation

aim (goal) : definition, gifts

amen

angels :
----------- definition
----------- about angels
----------- the Angel Of the Lord
----------- Are they such a big deal?
----------- why
----------- with/of groups and communities
----------- questions on your experiences
----------- tongues of angels

anger

to anoint : definition
----- anointing with oil #1, with oil #2

anthropomorphism

apologetics

apostasy

apostle

apostolic
apostolic era

Apostolic Faith Mission (Azusa St.)

appropriation (in Trinitarian theology) : definition

Ash Wednesday :
----------- Lent
----------- Ash Wednesday devotional

assurance

atonement

attributes of God

auras

authentic (the real Jesus found in the Bible)

authority of the Bible

autographs (original copies of Scriptural books)

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B


 BAPTISM ----------- baptism
----------- as a rite
----------- of the Spirit
----------- of adults
----------- of infants
----------- baptismal sponsors / godparents

barking (as a spiritual manifestation)

belief


THE BIBLE the Bible as Scripture
----------- authority of
----------- supreme resource
----------- code theories
----------- decisive for Christian worldview / life
----------- devotional use
----------- prayer use
----------- study of the Bible itself
----------- in discernment
----------- for learning
----------- for you
----------- enough
----------- grasping its meaning
----------- has impact
----------- inspired
----------- is it always right?
----------- as norm
----------- as standard
----------- as decisive
----------- as canon
----------- as essential to life in Christ
----------- narrative interpretive methods
----------- only
----------- rrread rrrrealll ssllooooww
----------- read with other people
----------- read with attitude
----------- and scholarly study
----------- shaking up Bible studies
----------- the Spirit in human authors
----------- as being striking or impactful
----------- when starting to study it
----------- study groups
----------- as a window
----------- as a verbal icon
----------- why it's there #1, why it's there #2
----------- words to describe it
----------- the word 'biblical'
----------- all Spirithome pages on Scripture, in PDF form.


birthing (as a manifestation)

blasphemy
--------- vs. Holy Spirit

body, human (in the Kingdom)

the Body of Christ :
----------- as the church
----------- as a response to suffering
----------- as the bread in the Eucharist

the Board Meeting

bracketing

bread :
----------- in the Eucharist
----------- grain loaf (food)
----------- symbol of relief of hunger

brotherhood / sisterhood

burden

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C

canon (of Scripture)

cessationism :
------- cessationism,
------- in living
------- why not
------- for the few or all?
------- gospel
------- expectancy
------- a fair question

change (inner)

channeling


CHRISTMAS
--------- leading up to
--------- Advent and Christmas foods
--------- caroling
--------- the Posada
--------- Christmas tree
--------- creche
--------- devotional

church (in the form of denominations)

Church of God (Cleveland TN)

Church of God in Christ (origins)

the church year

circular thinking

collect (a type of liturgical prayer)

commissioning (for special purposes)
--------------- liturgy for commissioning

communication (with the dead)

Communion, Holy


 COMMUNITY -------- community (Christian)
-------- world/society

compassion

concupiscence (intense desire, lust)

Confession (rite) : the rite of confession

confidence : definitions, assurance.


the CONGREGATION ----------- the local Body of Christ
----------- choosing a
----------- holistic healing ministry
----------- stale / dead

conviction (secure belief)

Cosmic Electric Chair

Cosmic Teddy Bear : signs

Council of Constantinople

Course in Miracles, A

covenant.

creation :
----------- creativity

credibility
---------- in the logic of apologetics

crystals

Cuddly Bear School of Fuzzy Spirituality

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D


DARES and CHALLENGES regarding: :
----------- angels
----------- discernment
----------- praying for evangelism
----------- fellowship
----------- lent
----------- Pentecost
----------- prayer
----------- service
----------- spiritual gifts
----------- unifying.

debriefing

decisive (re the Bible's role in decision-making)

deism

'deliverance ministry'

demon

denial (detection of)

denomination (of church)

dependence

depression (holistic treatment of)

desire

devotional practices :
----------- what the practices are there for
----------- at home, with family


DISCERNMENT discernment :
---------- helpful methods
---------- of experiences
---------- the believing community's role
---------- being held accountable
---------- some hints
---------- and criticism
---------- as a gift
---------- why
---------- detecting counterfeits
---------- prayer in decision-making
---------- feedback loop
---------- debriefing
---------- about yourself

discipleship

dispensationalism

divisiveness
---------- about causing congregational strife

Docetism

doctrine :
----------- theology

documentary hypothesis

Dominion Theology

doubt

doxology

dream interpretation
----------- as a gift

'drunk in the Spirit' (as a spiritual manifestation) (..hic..)

dying (hospice situation)

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Spiritual references : E

Easter (resurrection sunday)
---------- Easter (season)

Ebionite

to edify

effective (when used of the Bible)

eisegesis (reading into)

elitism.

empathy

escape

eschatology :
--------- definition,

essential (when used of the Bible)

ethereal

etiology (beginnings or origins)

excommunication

exegesis (drawing out from)

existential

exorcism

expiation.

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F

faith :
---------- faith,
---------- definition
---------- different from belief

faith experience
---------- definitions

fasting
---------- and changing our ways
---------- and obeying God
---------- asking God for mercy
---------- to mourn
---------- getting ready
---------- why many religions fast
---------- red flags of fasting

fear

feedback loop

font (baptismal)

fraud (revealing spiritual fraud) :
---------- Amazing Randi
---------- discernment

front page (of Spirithome.com)

fruit of the Spirit
--------- Paul in Galatians
--------- elsewhere in the Bible
--------- how can you tell?
--------- kindness
--------- faithfulness
--------- gentleness
--------- goodness
--------- patience
--------- self-control

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G

gentleness (as a fruit of the Spirit)

Get Out of Jail Free

GIFTS
of the Spirit
gifts (of the Spirit)
------- seeking gifts
------- not for pulling rank
------- blocked by confusion? by doubt?
------- what gifts are there?
------- spiritual aim
------- hope
------- tradition as a gift
------- how do they show?
------- gifts, skills, and talents
------- for your whole society
------- the role of the believing community

the gift of giving

gnosis

Gnosticism

God of the details

God's promises :
----------- personal or for the community?

goodness (a fruit of the Spirit)

gosh

gospel :
-------- the core
-------- what is meant by 'gospel'

grace

the Grace Gumball Dispenser

gratitude

growling (as a spiritual manifestation)

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H

hallelujah

the Hallelujah Addicts

harmony


 HEALING ----------- holistic ministry of
----------- inner healing
----------- 'spiritual' treatments
----------- effect of faith

health care (and the Reformation)

heck (defined)

 HERESY --------- definition.
heresies (ancient) :
--------- Arianism
--------- Ebionitism
--------- Eutychianism
--------- Docetism
--------- Pelagianism
heresies (modern) :
--------- Dominion Theology
--------- Prosperity Gospel

supposedly 'hidden' things

hints (for discernment)

'holier than thou' :
----------- attitude
----------- elitism

homiletics (preaching)


 HOLINESS ----------- holiness
----------- and spiritual matters
----------- and holy living
----------- and the Holy Spirit
----------- and spiritual warfare
----------- and today's common attitudes

holism/ wholism / holistic

holy laughter (as a spiritual manifestation)


HOLY SPIRIT The Holy Spirit : as a person
-------------- : presence of
-------------- : promise of
-------------- : in the Hebrew Scriptures.
-------------- : verbs us
-------------- : and vague spirit-talk
-------------- : not on a whim
-------------- : and Jesus
-------------- : in you
-------------- : in your life
-------------- : brings us Christ
-------------- : calls us
-------------- : poured in
-------------- : inner healing.
-------------- : makes change
-------------- : enlightens us
-------------- : gives gifts
-------------- : speaks thru prophets
-------------- : and prayer
-------------- : and spiritual experiences
-------------- : in Bible authors
-------------- : blaspheming against.
-------------- : and freedom
-------------- : in revelation
-------------- : makes holy
-------------- : in theology
-------------- : gives faith
-------------- : revealed
-------------- : attributes.

Holy Week devotionals :
-------------- Palm Sunday;
-------------- Palm Sunday as mp3
-------------- Maundy Thursday
-------------- Maundy Thursday as mp3.
-------------- Good Friday.

homiletics

hope
------ and gifts,

humility

hypnosis
-------- common uses
-------- and traditions

hypostatic (union; cling)

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I

illness (and witness in Roman cities)

imagination
----------- in visualization

incarnation.

indelible (used about the Bible)

inerrancy (when used of the Bible)

infallibility (when used of the Bible)

inner healing

inner journey

inner voice

intercessory prayer
---------- as part of your own devotions
---------- groups
---------- downloadable PDF documents

irenic


  ISLAM ----------- God's promise to Abraham
----------- how Scripture was written
----------- on the Spirit in/with us
----------- pilgrimage
----------- revelation
----------- on religion as story
----------- washing before scheduled prayers
----------- who God hears in prayer

isolation

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J

the Jailbreak!

talking to Jehovah's Witnesses about Christ

There's stuff about Jesus on just about every page, too much to list. You'll have to look under the specific subject.

spiritual journaling

joy

justification (juridical approach to Jesus' work)

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Topical index, ver.: 08 November 2010.