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Another Take on Job as Prophetic and How God Foiled Satan’s Plan and Revealed Grace

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila I keep thinking about Job, you know the one, the (by all appearances tragic) hero of the book of the same name in the Old Testament of the Bible wherein Satan received permission from God to pummel … Continue reading

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How (Political) Rage Makes Perfect Sense–At Least per Alinsky and Screwtape

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Anybody over, say, forty, remembers days in the U.S. when political parties may have railed at each other a bunch during the days prior to election day, but afterward, most people agreed to disagree and life carried … Continue reading

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On “Precision Teaching” (1969) and “Meme Control” (2018): The Better to Manipulate You With

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Precision Teaching  Back in 1969-70 I was assigned a student work-study position through the University of Oregon at Pearl Buck Center, a local facility serving physically and mentally challenged individuals. This was before “mainstreaming;”

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Revisiting The Clinton/Trump Hegelian Dialectic in Light of May 12, 14 and Prophecy

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila The theory remains with me that the election of Donald Trump was part of an Hegelian dialectical process with Hillary Clinton being the “thesis (problem),” Trump being the “antithesis (solution),” and the “synthesis (resolution)” being the (pre-determined) … Continue reading

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How to Help the Victims of White Genocide in South Africa

Perhaps you, too, have come across some the  news about the severe racism endangering the lives and farms of White Afrikaners in South Africa. There is very little published in the U.S. on this, but many exposes and pleas for … Continue reading

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Not Much Time Left to “Be About the Father’s Business”?

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Perhaps you’ve been tracking the Zuckerberg Congressional testimony. If not, here is just one good summary a believer might be very interested in featuring, among other issues (such as the company’s alliance with Cambridge Analytica to “assist” both … Continue reading

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Dealing With (Political and Other) Narcissists With Insights from David Johnston’s “Second Mile Principle”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila In some of my recent posts I have been offering my perspective on the state of “lethal rage,” you might put it, that I have observed in the behaviors and vitriol from some the extremist ends of … Continue reading

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