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On Ozymandias, Religion, and Christ the Redeemer

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from … Continue reading

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“Responding to Spiritual Abuse at Authoritarian Churches” by Dale Rudiger

Below is another excellent article in a series by Dale Rudiger who blogs at The Ex-Catholic Journal. It is an important read, I believe, not just for ex-Catholics, but for anyone in churches who, by way of false doctrines, desire to … Continue reading

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The Annual Nabokov Christmas (in July) Gift, from Me to You

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila From last year to this: I have decided to offer my post based on the Vladimir Nabokov short story “Christmas” (which I have featured, now, [four] times since 2012 for various reasons) as an annual “Christmas in July” … Continue reading

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ADDENDUM to “Holy Spirit Baptism” Post, Prior: But…What IS the HSB, Exactly? and How do You Get It? and Why?

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila This addendum was inspired by a reader’s comments in the prior post. Thank you, Yvonne. Here are a few more thoughts that come to mind for you—and perhaps others who stop by here.

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On “Voice to Skull” Weapons and God’s Override (?)–the Baptism of the Holy Spirit

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila HEADS-UP: The spiritual focus of this post is controversial in Christendom–the so-called Baptism of the Holy Spirit. The article I just linked gives a list of Scriptures many believe support this doctrine, should the reader be new … Continue reading

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On the State of Political Rage, Part 15: #Resisttherage

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Ironically, as those who know me might note, here I am using a hashtag thing in my post title–ME, one of the remaining family/friends/colleagues who does not participate in social media, lol, outside of old-fashioned e-mail and … Continue reading

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ADDENDUM to Yesterday’s Post: “On Justice, Timing, the NDAA, and the IG Report…”–ENCOURAGEMENT

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Addendum to yesterday’s post: As my sister reminded me last night (and which I share with you here in these days that are so hard to “keep a level head”): STAY IN THE LOVE OF THE LORD … Continue reading

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