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“Mrs. P.” and the Gold Rosary Beads: The Danger of One Degree Off

Phyllis Nissila The following story happened some years ago when I worked as an administrative assistant for a ministry set up to help people leave religious cults. [1] The woman at the center of the story was not one of … Continue reading

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Response to a Contemplative Prayer Advocate from a Former Roman Catholic

Phyllis Nissila A CONTEMPLATIVE DISAGREES Recently, I read a letter from a contemplative prayer advocate expressing disagreement with writers of articles critiquing that practice. The letter writer wonders why the authors would denigrate the prayer form that “had its flowering … Continue reading

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What in the World is Going on in Church?! How to figure out what’s”emerging,” what you can do, and a story that might sound familiar

  Phyllis Nissila A CHURCH ODYSSEY Can you relate to our story? Several years ago my sister and I began what we now call our “church odyssey.” The Protestant church we had been attending for about twenty-five years in its … Continue reading

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