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On Discerning the Difference Between Religious Phenomena from Upgraded Old Catholic “Mystical Experiences” and Truth

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you to live in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— 7 which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are … 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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ALERT! The Woozle Effect + Slide-By News = Elements of A Soft Coup Against Global Freedom?

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila The Woozle Effect: ” The Woozle Effect, also known as “evidence by citation“[1], or a woozle, occurs when frequent citation of previous publications that lack evidence misleads individuals, groups, and the public into thinking or believing there is … Continue reading

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Best. Ever. Inspirational (Commencement) Speech, Given by Denzel Washington

I have sat through many “staff and faculty in-service” motivational presentations (speeches, slide shows, etc.) before the start of fall term at my college. However, this is the first time I have posted anything from the experience. I share this … Continue reading

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Let HIM Love You…

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila   How often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing  (Jesus,  quoted in Matthew 23:37 NIV).     Loving Him I was … Continue reading

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URGENT CALL TO THE REMNANT TO INTERCEDE FOR OUR SCHOOLS: ON “PRAYING THE PERIMETER”

Seventy-three miles south of the community college where I teach is another community college that just this morning was invaded by a shooter who took the lives of (latest count) 10 people and injured more. I’ve been much closer to … Continue reading

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Condemnation or Compassion? Lessons from the Emmaus Road (From a Teacher’s Heart)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila THE GAPS Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. As they talked and discussed these things … Continue reading

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