Wendy Wippel

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A God Big Enough to Believe In?

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    A God Big Enough to Believe In? By Wendy Wippel The interaction between Moses and God in the wilderness is a seminal moment in human relationship to their Creator. It’s the first time since the Eden apocalypse that God has personally introduced Himself to any members of the human race. What He delivers as His […]

    Blinded with Science

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      Blinded with Science By Wendy Wippel If you’ve noticed a few more empty seats on Sunday mornings don’t chalk them up to college football or fall vacations, or your imagination. They are there. And thanks to courtesy of people that track these kinds of things for a living, we have statistics. Both the Barna Group […]

      Creationists and Conspiracy Theories

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        Creationists and Conspiracy Theories By Wendy Wippel The website live Science this morning featured a column called “Why Creationists are more likely to believe in conspiracy theories”. Their answer, in case you’re interested, is “teleological thinking”, meaning, (explained in their own words like this), “When something occurs that’s hard to explain, many people say that […]

        Divine Deliveries

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          Divine Deliveries By Wendy Wippel Jews have a long history in Ethiopia. The Kebra Negast, an ancient account of Ethiopian history, claims Ethiopian royalty descended from Solomon’s relationship with the queen of Sheba through a son Menelik. Haile Selassie, the last Ethiopian King (deposed in 1974), claimed this ancestry as well. (His official title in […]

          DNA and the Aaronic Priesthood

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            DNA and the Aaronic Priesthood By Wendy Wippel “Anoint them just as you anointed their father, so they may serve me as priests. Their anointing will be to a priesthood that will continue for all generations to come.” Exodus 40:15 According to the book of Exodus, God himself established the priestly line of Israel by […]

            Let There Be Light!

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              Let There Be Light! By Wendy Wippel God saw that the light was good, and He separated the light from the darkness. Genesis 1:4. The Bible clearly states that it is divinely inspired. II Timothy 3:16 says that all scripture is God-breathed, II Peter 1:21 gives us a little more detail; it says that men […]

              Tower Power

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                Tower Power By Wendy Wippel The scriptures tell us that, at the beginning, “ the whole earth had one language  and one speech”.  But we know what happened next: they decided to build a tower. Which resulted in God forcibly relocating  the people He had created, throughout the earth, and removing from them the common […]

                Critical Cutlery

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                  Critical Cutlery By Wendy Wippel I think that out of all the figures in the Bible, Joshua would have to be the one that wore the most hats.  He was a warrior, a military leader, an administrator (truly a job of Biblical proportions), and one more: erstwhile surgeon. Joshua circumcised all the men before they […]

                  A Today Without a Yesterday

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                    A Today Without a Yesterday By Wendy Wippel The Greek philosopher Aristotle, who lived about 400 years before Christ, wrote a book entitled, Physics which popularized his theory that the universe was eternal. (Aristotle preferred to believe that the universe was eternal because that avoided the need for a God that had created it.) He […]

                    Delusions A’plenty

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                      Delusions A’plenty By Wendy Wippel Christmas of 2015 marked a turning point in American Christianity, though not many of us probably noticed. Newsweek, which had formerly honored the holiday with a scholarly article about its origins or practice around the world, instead offered this as their holiday issue: “The Bible: So Misunderstood it’s a Sin”. […]