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 SOUND OF SILENCE

Silence is in danger. It’s endangered by the noises of merriment, restlessness, and the cares of this world. When I was a child, I often caught my mother sitting quietly in the dark. Intrigued, I asked what she could possibly see in pitch darkness. She replied, “It’s not so much what you see in darkness as what you hear. The sound of silence you hear in the dark is what keeps you in the daytime.” The noise of noises with which we greeted the New Year should pave the way for the sound of silence, which is what can sustain us through the year. Let’s rescue the sound of silence, that still small voice we hear when we’re alone with God in times of reflection and prayer (Matthew 14:23; cf. 1 Kings 19:11-13).  Happy New Year!–Samuel Koranteng-Pipim