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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STOP PRAYING!

“There comes a moment when praying becomes a form of spiritual procrastination. It’s time to stop praying and start acting” (Mark Batterson). Prayer can become a refuge for cowardly fear, an occasion for inaction, and even outright disobedience! It’s why God ordered Moses at the Red Sea to stop praying and "go forward" (Exodus 14:15). Daunting waters won't part till we put shoes on our faith. If God's Word is clear on an issue—e.g., forgiving our foes, giving selflessly, or lovingly keeping His Commandments—simply “go forward.” Is there something you know you should do? Stop praying and just do it! Without necessary action, prayers are meaningless gibberish, Pharisaical showmanship, and hypocritical laziness.—Samuel Koranteng-Pipim