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...

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The Silent Majority

“The silent majority are not silent. Their voices of apathy are louder than the courage of their convictions.” 
--Read the last chapter of the author’s Must We Be Silent on why we must not be silent

Two Theological Mistakes
“We must avoid two kinds of mistakes in theological discussions: (1) The use of a wrong methodology and (2) the inconsistent use of a right methodology. But if we’re to be accused of error, it should be on the basis of the latter, since inconsistencies with right methods are more easily resolved than mistaken views based on wrong methodologies.”
--Read author’s online book Receiving the Word for a detailed discussion of this issue

Entertaining Christian Youth
“The only youth who believe that entertainment is the way to attract and keep young people in the church are the adults who promote this kind of philosophy of youth ministry.”
--Look for a future article on this subject

The Gospel of Tolerance
“The popular gospel of tolerance--the belief that we should not be judgmental or judge anyone—is inconsistent, self-refuting and unbiblical.”
--Look for author’s forthcoming online article “Don’t Judge Me: The Gospel of Tolerance.”

The African Mind
“There’s nothing wrong with the African mind; our problem is the African mindset.”
--Listen to author’s 3-part presentation to A.L.I.V.E. at

Women’s Ordination: Fallacy or Dishonesty?

“Those who argue that ordaining women as elders/pastors is not a theological issue are either biblically uninformed or simply dishonest.”
--Read the author’s online article “Leadership in the Church” for a brief discussion. Other articles on the “Women’s Ordination” link of this website challenge this mistaken notion

Counterfeit Love
“It’s Not Love
When your kiss, it seduces to sip
Then bites and wounds your soul’s lip
Scarring your life with a guilt trip”
--Read more of the author’s love poems from this book This Is Love

Humility and Uncertainty
"Today's relativistic culture mistakenly equates uncertainty with humility, then views  the courage of convictons as arrogance
--For more on humility, read the author's The Forgotten Grace of Humility: The Cure for the Cancer of the Soul.