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Achieving Peace in a Time of Existential War: On Ethos, Logos, Pathos, and RHEMA

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. (John 14:27) Ever find yourself … Continue reading

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“Live Not By Lies, A Manual for Christian Dissidents” (Book Review)–on “Soft Totalitarianism,” Testimonies and Words to the Wise from Then for Today

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila There always is this fallacious belief: “It would not be the same here; here such things are impossible.” Alas, all the evil of the twentieth century is possible everywhere on earth.–Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn BOOK REVIEW I am reading … Continue reading

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On “Hydra-fare” versus “God-fare” and “October Surprises”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila As a metaphorist, that is, one who perceives the spiritual in the natural, who is inclined to regard what we see, hear, smell, taste, and touch as symbolic of the spiritual world, I’ve been observing how the … Continue reading

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On the Riots and the Trauma Bonding: Why They Stay; Why We Resist

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila The Riots The use of destructive, illegal rioting in a political push (some would argue “putsch”) is, by use of common sense and logic, not a good way to get folks on your side. You can only … Continue reading

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The Kraken Rising 2020? On Marxism vs Peaceful Protests and Who We Really War Against

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open. (Luke 8:17, NIV) The Kraken In literature, mythology, and folklore, the “Kraken” is … Continue reading

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On Overcoming The “Little Foxes” and the Big Guns, Part 5: In Memorium, 9/11, and “Essential Survival Tools You Already Have” Redux

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Access entire series here. Original post: 3/16/13 CRISIS Many in the United States who read this can remember exactly where they were and what they were doing when the twin World Trade Center towers in New York … Continue reading

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On Overcoming The “Little Foxes” and the Big Guns, Part 3: Nehemiah’s Timeless Tactics

Phyllis  Beveridge Nissila Access entire series here. Of all the posts on the general topic of survival that include both spiritual and temporal preparation and on-the-ground strategies this is the one that comes most often to mind for such a … Continue reading

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On Overcoming The “Little Foxes” and the Big Guns, Part 2: On Vigilance and Diligence

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Access entire series here. Concerning the present multiple-front crises tearing up the world physically, mentally, emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually, unprecedented as they are–and with prophetic import–Jesus’ analogy to childbirth is very apt and serves as the best … Continue reading

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On Overcoming The “Little Foxes” and the Big Guns, Part 1: Introduction

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Access entire series here. Introduction Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that ruin the vineyards, our vineyards that are in bloom. (Song of Solomon 2:15, NIV) Ever notice how when evil enters the scene it … Continue reading

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Critical Race Theory versus Critical Christ Truth–and A Critical Choice

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Higher education is known to be an engine of political theories. Some of the theories catch fire, if you will, spreading from the academies to the avenues where political and educational ideologies merge to become a double-barrelled … Continue reading

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