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...

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