Wendy Wippel

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Swarms Without Number

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Swarms Without Number By Wendy Wipple As somebody who’s never lived closer than 700 miles from a large body of water, I’ve never had any desire to actually immerse myself in an ocean. Closest thing in my experience was swimming in an actual swimming hole every summer at Girl Scout Camp, and, in that context, […]

Nothing New Under the Sun

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Nothing New Under the Sun By Wendy Wipple For those of you s who might feel that Google has not yet put its own stamp on enough of American life, you may soon be able to give the monstrosity in Mountain view, courtesy of a malcontent former employee, another chunk of your week. Specifically, Sunday. […]

Church on Fire

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Church on Fire By Wendy Wipple Today’s passage is Psalm 13, which commands all servants of the Lord (that should include everybody reading this today) to bless the Lord. But what does that really mean? We say “bless you” when someone sneezes. When we say that we “blessed a fellow Christian” it often involves an […]

What’s in a Name?

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What’s in a Name? By Wendy Wippel Ever noticed how often God changed people’s names? Abraham and Sarai (both of whom acquired a “Heh”, when God changed their names, “Heh” being the Hebrew letter that represented the Holy Spirit.). Jacob, who became Israel, meaning “Prince of God” . Peter, who went from Petros (pebble) to […]

Funny Bones and Fairy Tales

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Funny Bones and Fairy Tales By Wendy Wippel Evolutionary Biologist Richard Dawkins, has stated that “Evolution is a fact. Beyond reasonable doubt, beyond serious doubt, beyond sane, informed intelligent doubt, it is a fact. No serious scientist has any doubt that evolution is a fact in the sense that we are cousins of chimpanzees. We […]

Redemption, Right on Time

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Redemption, Right on Time By: Wendy Wippel Israel celebrates its 68th birthday Saturday, still holding on despite the fact that the vast majority of the world believes they have no right to exist–including a whole lot of people who call themselves Christians. Despite the fact that more than 150 verses promised that God would restore […]

Gadding About Town

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Gadding About Town By Wendy Wippel A dialogue currently posted on “Yahoo answers” could be viewed as is the poster child for ignorant dismissal of Israel’s right to their ancestral territory. The question posted was “why is there no evidence for an ancient kingdom of Israel?” The “Best Answer”? “Because it is as mythological as […]

How the Creator God Plays Craps

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How the Creator God Plays Craps By Wendy Wippel Neils Bohr and Albert Einstein, in the 1920s, held regular debates regarding the nature of our universe, specifically whether our reality was made up of particles (which had one constant role to play) or waves (which could have more than one function). The debates were wildly […]

Grace, Freely

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Grace, Freely By Wendy Wippel Grace, freely. The notion of God’s grace supplying salvation through faith is accused by some of being unfair. What about the primitive tribes in Africa and South America? What about the people who haven’t heard? Well… what about the promises of God? Like Jeremiah 29:13, for example; “you will seek […]

Double Vision

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Double Vision By Wendy Wippel My intent for today’s column was, like most weeks, something in the area of apologetics –meaning head knowledge that proves the Bible is true. But that changed with a phone call. One that notified me that yet another strong Christian marriage has gone down in flames. Which makes the total, […]

Secrets of the Third Commandment

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Secrets of the Third Commandment By Wendy Wippel God himself, through Moses, handed down ten main commandments. Keep God first, don’t worship things, don’t take the name of God in vain, keep the Sabbath, honor your parents, don’t commit murder or adultery, and don’t steal, lie, or covet stuff that isn’t yours. One is habitually […]

A Saint By Any Other Name

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A Saint By Any Other Name By Wendy Wippel The account of Daniel and his three friends– captured and taken to Babylon as slaves is a great example of faith and a testimony to perseverance in the face of difficulty. It is also an account that is inarguably historically true. Confirmed straight from the horse’s […]