Monthly Archives: September 2012

What Shall We Now Do With Christian Women? On Chattel, Whores, Ladies Faire, and Brides

Phyllis Nissila A question with ancient roots distracts modern Christendom with revived potency: what shall we now do with the women? Spurred by modern brands of the Patriarchy Movement, some wonder: is church policy clear enough on women teaching only … Continue reading

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Lively Epistles (Devotional)

Phyllis Nissila Emily Dickinson wrote her “letters to the world” in verse form. Ludwig  Beethoven performed his themes on musical instruments. Ansell Adams captured his black and white view of creation via camera lens. Through these gifted artists readers, listeners, … Continue reading

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Out of the Fire 2: On Leaving Roman Catholicism

Phyllis Nissila THE POWER OF UNCERTAINTY I am reading How Mankind Committed the Ultimate Infamy at Auschwitz, a New History by Laurence Rees. He chronicles the history of the infamous World War II concentration camp with new perspective based on … Continue reading

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What Happens When Women “Carry the Water”: Another Tragedy of Patriarchal Religious Systems

Phyllis Nissila The father of one of my sister’s friends focused his PhD research on the plight of poor women in third world countries. His investigations revealed that before and above any other cause, that is to say, one of … Continue reading

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