Monthly Archives: March 2018

On “God’s Blockchain”: Getting to #Truth

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila “Blockchain”? The (relatively) new term on the block, so to speak, from the world of computer technology, is “blockchain”. From Fortune.com, here is a simplified explanation: “This coding breakthrough—which consists of concatenated [linked] blocks of transactions—allows competitors … Continue reading

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When Satire is Reality: Yesterday’s Discovery–Another Way to Chip Away at Freedom of Speech?

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila This is not an advertisement per se for a movie called “I Can Only Imagine,” which is a Christian testimony based on the song by Bart Millard, although the film comes well recommended. Rather, this post is … Continue reading

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On What He Said, “Guts,” and Sister John of the Dungeon Back in St. Joe’s Elementary…

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila This is one of those times I feel compelled to respond in a post to a comment written in response to a previous post. In my last entry, I referenced a certain childhood memory re: a “lay … Continue reading

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Next Steps…

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila I am in transition, just now, from the working world to the retired world. Well, semi-retired…you may know how it is…especially for teachers who are passionate about teaching. You may see me more regularly on my blog … Continue reading

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An Open Mind Does Not Mean God Drops Through, and The Professors’ View on the Current State of Freedom of Speech

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila The very recent discussion, below, featuring four (classic) liberal college professors and authors is the kind of open-minded discussion of issues that excites me.

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On Dr. Stephen Hawking, 1942-2018, and How He Helped Me Comprehend Free Will and God’s Love

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila On Dr. Stephen Hawking This past week, the world lost both a beautiful mind and a person of great warmth and humor: Dr. Stephen Hawking. According to an obituary in the New York Times, “the Cambridge University physicist … Continue reading

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When Words Become Crimes: A Novel Idea on the Hidden Danger of PC-Speak

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila A NOVEL FOR THEN, NOW, AND ALWAYS Then A literary gem that stays on my top shelf of go-to’s for both inspiration and insight–as well as grins–is a delightful little novel by Mark Dunn called Ella Minnow … Continue reading

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