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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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