Monthly Archives: August 2014

Out of the Fire: On Leaving Roman Catholicism 9 (Dad’s Story)

Phyllis Nissila Again today I am prompted to respond to a reader’s comments within which she linked to the story of her experiences in prayer and intercession for her own relatives (mother and brother) before they passed on, although they … Continue reading

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Out of the Fire: On Leaving Roman Catholicism 8 (Witnessing to RC’s–A Labor of Love and of Angst)

Phyllis Nissila From the riches of reader responses to my posts, I often glean inspiration for more essays, devotionals, and commentaries. This reader, with whom I share a common joy–having through time come further out of and away from the … Continue reading

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On the “Rapture” and the “Church Prevailing”—a Few Thoughts Pre-Trib

Phyllis Nissila A RAPTURE Rapture is a term in Christian eschatology which refers to the “being caught up” discussed in 1 Thessalonians 4:16, when the “dead in Christ” and “we who are alive and remain” will be “caught up in … Continue reading

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On (Spiritual) Asymmetric Warfare

Phyllis Nissila Asymmetric warfare: noun, warfare in which opposing groups or nations have unequal military resources, and the weaker opponent uses unconventional weapons and tactics, (such) as terrorism, to exploit the vulnerabilities of the enemy. [1] He knows he has to … Continue reading

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On the Occasion of Robin Williams’ Death: Back From the Edge of Suicide (A “Toolbox” and a Miracle)

Introduction: The death by suicide of beloved comedian and film star, Robin Williams, prompted me to ask my dear friend “Bev” if she would consider guest-posting her own experience with depression and addiction that has come to a very different … Continue reading

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Out of the Fire: On Leaving Roman Catholicism 7 (Yeast and Window Dressing)

Phyllis Nissila I just finished listening to a “debate” between members of the current apologists of “Catholics and Evangelicals Together,” a movement spear-headed in the nineties as the next phase of the so-called, “Ecumenical Movement” [1]. One speaker was a … Continue reading

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On Surviving Temporal and Spiritual “Birth Pangs”

Phyllis Nissila For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes. But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs (Jesus, Matthew 24:8, NASB). The Scripture passage … Continue reading

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