Treating Africa's Headaches: Beyond Monkey Solutions

By Samuel Koranteng-Pipim, PhD  My plea in this article is that, in our well-meaning effort to do something about the plight of our continent, we must first correctly diagnose the problem. Failure to do so will result in offering “monkey solutions.”And “monkey solutions” are more deadly th...

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...

Hallelujah Time or Hosanna Time? PDF  | Print |  E-mail

HALLELUJAH TIME or HOSANNA TIME?

There are special moments in life to express deep emotions in the face of our ups and downs: The times of HALLELUJAH (“praise the Lord” or “God be praised”) celebrate incredible breakthroughs and deliverances, and the times of HOSANNA (“I beg you to save!” or “Please deliver us!”) plead earnestly for help in serious crises. Psalm 107:4-32 reminds us that life is not only full of painful disruptive moments, but is also punctuated with amazing moments of divine interventions. What time is it for you today? Hosanna time? Earnestly cry out to the Lord (vv. 6, 13, 19, 28). Hallelujah time? Celebrate by telling your story (vv. 8, 15, 21, 31). God’s grace runs through both our Hallelujah and Hosanna times (v.43).—Samuel Koranteng-Pipim