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   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 and/or role-mode...

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 ...

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OUR CREED OF GREED

Why are people so corrupt? It’s because they’re just like us! By default, corruption is our religion, and greed is our creed. We are the canonized saints in this religion, whether we go to church on Saturdays or Sundays, to the mosque on Fridays, or to some other shrines on Somedays and Nonedays: “Every human being is intrinsically selfish and will act to the dictates of this selfishness unless there's a system that threatens to hurt his/her ego beyond the value of the selfish interest” (Justice N. Bawole). Threats and punishments from human systems can mitigate corruption, but to win the fight against corruption our selfish hearts must be totally transformed (Isaiah 1:4-6; 18; Mark 7:21, 22; Romans 12:2).—Samuel Koranteng-Pipim