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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COUNT YOUR BLESSONS

BLESSONS (a combination of “Blessings” + “Lessons”) is a word that refers to painful experiences in life which end up being both valuable lessons and blessings. Incredible as it may seem, even our darkest moments will one day become the object of our praise (cf. Rom 5:3-5; 8:28). Challenges in life are like seeds in a fruit. We can count seeds in a fruit, but we cannot count the fruits potentially hidden in a seed. It takes time, reflection, discernment, and faith to appreciate the fruits of BLESSONS concealed in our seeds of challenges. Are you discouraged, thinking all is lost? “Count your BLESSONS, name them one by one; And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done” (Edwin O. Excell). —Samuel Koranteng-Pipim