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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THE SECOND HALF OF LIFE

The second half of life begins after 40, and it can be (or should be) the best years of your life. Caleb conquered walled-cities and giants during the second half. At age 85, he was “as strong as he was at 40” (Joshua 14:6-15). Do you feel that the first half of your life has been more or less a failure? Do you regret the wasted opportunities, the misplaced priorities, and bad choices that have been very costly to you and your loved ones? Remember the Old Testament priest Eli. After failing woefully as a father and spiritual leader, he offered his most valuable contribution to his nation during the second half—when he mentored Samuel to become one of the greatest prophets in Israel’s history. It’s never too late! With God’s help, your greatest contributions will occur in the second half of your life.—Samuel Koranteng-Pipim