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...

The Land of Blessing

The Inauguration of "Dunia ya Heri" Report by Samuel Koranteng-Pipim, Ph.D  On the weekend of June 9-11, 2017, I was privileged to be a special guest at the inauguration of “Dunia ya Heri”  Children's Home (or Orphanage) in a small rural village called Yale Yale Puna, in the Kigamboni District...

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 ...

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NOT GOOD ENOUGH

The CEO of Facebook began his 2017 Harvard graduation speech thus: “I’m not here to give you the standard commencement about finding your purpose. … I’m here to tell you finding your purpose isn’t enough. The challenge for our generation is creating a world where everyone has a sense of purpose” (Mark Zuckerberg). To his apt observation I add that it is not even enough for everyone to have a sense of purpose. We must also LIVE our purpose! In His own commencement address to the world—His Sermon on the Mount—Jesus said: “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, … it is then good for nothing” (Matthew 5:13). Stated differently, salt is good for something, but tasteless salt is worthless (cf. Luke 14:34, 35).  Being good for something is not good enough. It's why world-changers do not just know their purpose, but live it.—Samuel Koranteng-Pipim