After twenty-two years of church ministry, as a director of music and artistic ministries, Carol Wimmer felt a call that led her away from the institutional model of the church. From 1996 to 2000, she experienced an intense time of spiritual growth. The new insights opened the door to fresh theological perspectives in three areas of human concern: time, language, and the organization of God’s people.
Believing that personal insight must be grounded in credible scholarship, Carol entered the field of biblical research as an independent researcher. Her studies culminated in the presentation of several academic papers within the Society of Biblical Literature. She has published three books to date and is planning to publish her fourth book soon. She hopes her research will help, in some small way, to reorient the focus of the collective human spirit in the areas of time, language and organization. Carol writes from a visionary perspective. She offers spiritual insights gained through the lens of light, color and images of Creation.
Ms. Wimmer lives in Tulsa, OK with her husband of fifty years. In their free time, she and her husband enjoy gardening, carpentry, interior design, and renovating old or neglected houses. Together, they have two children and three grandchildren. Carol enjoys communing with nature. She participates in a Christian Unity Discussion Group, Inter-faith opportunities within the Tulsa, OK area, and is an active participant in an online mentoring group consisting of scholars and theologians around the world.
Watch a video of Carol’s personal journey, here.
Wimmer, C.S., The Clock – A Timekeeping Tool for the Church of Tomorrow, Bloomington, Indiana, WestBow Press, a division of Thomas Nelson & Zondervan, 2015
Wimmer, C.S., Once Upon Unmeasured Time – The Story Behind the Story of Creation, Bloomington, Indiana, WestBow Press, a division of Thomas Nelson & Zondervan, 2015
Wimmer, C.S., The Net – An Organizational Vision for the Church of Tomorrow, Bloomington, Indiana, WestBow Press, a division of Thomas Nelson & Zondervan, 2014
Wimmer, Carol S., Prismatic Theology, The Encyclopedia of Sciences and Religion, New York London; Springer Dordrecht Heidelberg, 2013
Poem: When I say I am a Christian, ©1988 Carol Wimmer
Academic Presentations in the Society of Biblical Literature
2010 Central States Regional Meeting SBL
Hebrew Bible Session
Coloring Mythology—Using the Visible Spectrum as a Structural Foundation for Genesis 1
2009 New Orleans Annual Meeting SBL
Genesis One—A Prismatic Perspective
2009 Pacific Northwest Regional Meeting SBL
Inter-religious Dialogue / Natural Sciences Session
The Myth and Its Method—Unpacking the Prism in Genesis 1
2008 Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting SBL
Hebrew Bible Session
Time between Timelessness—An Ancient Paradox Long Forgotten