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“Be Still and Know that I Am God”: A “Closer Read” of the Contemplatives’ “Poster Verse”

Phyllis Nissila THE POSTER VERSE It has been said that Psalm 46:10, that is to say the first half of it, is the poster verse of contemplative prayer advocates. The portion reads, “Be still, and know that I am God … Continue reading

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A New Family: help and hope for Barbara, help and hope for the spiritually abused

Phyllis Nissila Some years ago I worked for a minister and Christian apologist who counseled people out of cults and the occult. In those days, the early eighties, the groups were outside the church. Now, they are to be found … 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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