Formed of Steel, But Coated In Clay

[Click on Above Title Link for Clearer View]   A Tribute To Dr Raoul Dederen (1925-2016)  By Samuel Koranteng-Pipim, PhD [NOTE: Dr. Raoul Dederen (1925-2016) was my “doctorvater,” theological and spiritual mentor,  pastor, father, and role-model in research and teaching. I learned from him ...

Is Your Father Alive?

A Father’s Day Tribute To   Some Special Father-Figures in My Life © By Samuel Koranteng-Pipim, PhD; June 18, 2017   Last year (2016) was a particularly trying year for me. Within the span of six months (from June to December 2016), I lost my biological father and three special father-figures a...

Branded Racism: The White House, The What House, & The Prayer House

[For Clear Viewing, CLICK HERE or THE ABOVE LINK] By Samuel Koranteng-Pipim, Ph.D.  Introduction Racism is ugly. It is the cancer in the soul of human society. No one is completely immune from it or from its deadly effects. For it infects the highest of the high and the lowest of the low—whe...

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THE DARK MOMENTS OF LIFE

Without the dark we cannot clearly see the stars. Similarly, the dark moments of adversity often reveal some of life’s most valuable gifts or blessings. What initially comes disguised as painful experiences are often used by God to deepen our spiritual walk and outlook on life. Fyodor Dostoyevsky said it best: “The darker the night, the brighter the stars; the deeper the grief, the closer is God!” Are you wondering about the dark moments in your life? Read the Book of Job, then take comfort in these words by Wintley Phipps: “It is in the quiet crucible of your personal, private sufferings that your noblest dreams are born and God’s greatest gifts are given in compensation for what you’ve been through.”—Samuel Koranteng-Pipim