A New Venture

Written by: Paul Wipf on Saturday, August 1st, 2015

Written by Lisa Guenther  Writer with Grainews and Country Guide.


Paul Wipf is a Hutterite ambassador of sorts. He has talked about life on Hutterite colonies at Alberta farm shows, he speaks openly to reporters, and he puts time and effort into helping the general public see what it means to be Hutterite.

Wipf is also the farm steward — he doesn’t like the title “farm boss” — on the Viking Colony, about two hours southeast of Edmonton. Typically, Hutterite colonies have a range of ventures, and the Viking Colony, which....

AN AUTHOR OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY ON THE LIFE OF THE HUTTERIAN BRETHREN

Written by: Paul Wipf on Monday, November 10th, 2014

[By HANS JAKOB CHRISTOPH GRIMELSHAUSEN]                                                   Hans Jakob Christoph von Grimmelshausen (1621-17 August 1676), author of the famous novel, Der abenteuerliche Simplizissimus, published in 1668. In book V, chapter 19, he gives a remarkable picture of "Hungarian Anabaptists" and their communal way of living, and there can be no doubt that Hutterite colonies in Slovakia are thus portrayed. To him it was almost like Utopia come true.

"Finally I recognize from all my st....

Questions and Answers About the Faith of The Hutterian Brethren.

Written by: Paul Wipf on Sunday, March 30th, 2014

The Following was rewritten and posted by Paul Wipf

1. What is your faith and what do you call yourself?
I am a Christian.

2. Why are you a Christian?
Because I believe in Jesus Christ, my Lord and my God, who has become my Savior, Deliverer and Redeemer. (Mt. 1:21)

3. What is the duty of a Christian?
To truly learn to know God, his Creator, and Jesus Christ his Savior and Redeemer from God’s revealed Word, and how properly to call upon, believe, love and trust Hi....

DO HUTTERITES BELIEVE IN BEING BORN AGAIN?

Written by: Paul Wipf on Saturday, March 29th, 2014

The Lord also said, "Truly I tell you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God." (John 3:5) If one is born again he can see the kingdom but he cannot enter it unless he is born of water and the Spirit. We know that no one can really see and truly value the Kingdom of God until he is born again, born from above. (John 3:3, Matthew 13:44-46) And no one can actually enter the Kingdom of God until he has repented of his sins and has his clean heart immersed in the Holy Spirit of God. (John 3:....

Glimpses of Hutterite Life

Written by: Paul Wipf on Monday, June 10th, 2013

Reprinted with the permission of Author Dave Hubert


The Hutterian Brethren living on the Great Plains of western North America are much studied but little understood. They come from a history of 400 years of unrelenting persecution, and almost extinction. Their history of steadfastness and perseverance is unique in the annals of Christian history. And while this glorious history lies behind them, the contributions they ....

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