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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BEING GREAT AGAIN

Greatness is in the air these days. Thanks to Donald Trump, who wants to “make America GREAT again.” Even my home country’s national anthem begs “God [to] bless our homeland Ghana, and make our nation GREAT and strong.” But greatness is not by economic, military, or political might, nor by building walls—literal or metaphorical. Scripture defines true greatness as excellence in humility and sacrificial service. “Greatness is planted in the seedbed of humility, it’s watered by the deeds of servanthood & it’s cultivated by the hands of perseverance until it finally yields the harvest of royalty” (Kris Valloton). Jesus said “Whoever desires to become GREAT among you shall be your servant. And whoever of you desires to be FIRST shall be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many” (Mark 10:43-45). May the Lord make us TRULY great again.—Samuel Koranteng-Pipim