COVIDic Times: PLAYING GOD.

The time of the prophet Isaiah, in the eighth century BC, was a similar period of turmoil and change in the Near East just as the COVID-19 pandemic has rendered our world today. The people of God had a choice to make between the multitudes of tangible but false gods of the neighbouring states and the […]

COVIDic Times: A WAKE-UP CALL.

By  Dr. Owusu Banahene At a time when for once leaders of a developing country cannot escape the infrastructure and systems they might’ve failed to build to benefit from someone else’s in the developed world, this presents a fine opportunity to experience the harsh reality for themselves and sit up, post COVID-19. A pandemic is […]

COVIDic Times: BE AFRAID.

If we peeled the pandemic panic layer by layer what would we find lies beneath—what are people really afraid of? While not wanting to spread panic is there not a place for encouraging people to “be afraid”?   The tongue-in-cheek saying that everyone wants to go to heaven but no one wants to die seems rather […]

COVIDic Times: Don’t Pitch Faith and Science Against Each Other!

It’s never a good time to pitch religion and reason against each other but certainly not in a time of crisis, especially the kind of COVID-19 pandemic which requires “all [washed] hands on deck!”   Much of my time this morning was spent going back and forth debating on my Achimota School 1995 WhatasApp platform […]

Church in a Century of COVIDic Captivity | Epistle 3

COVID-19 TESTS: WILL THE CHURCH PASS? By Thomas R. Bosomtwe The Coronavirus pandemic has changed everything; including ‘church.’ This is the third in a series of random thoughts about the Church at a time when COVID-19 threatens to hold us all to ransom.  Guest writer T.R. Bosomtwe examines the suspension of church services in Ghana and […]

Church in a Century of COVIDic Captivity | Epistle 2

DANCE DIFFERENT By Kwamena Bello The Coronavirus pandemic has changed everything; including ‘church.’ In this short and sweet letter to the Church, guest writer Kwamena Bello challenges the church in Ghana to wake up and smell the coffee.   Dear Church, The directive of the State for a four-week cessation of church gatherings following confirmed cases […]

Church in a Century of COVIDic Captivity | Epistle 1

Posted by on Mar 18, 2020 in Existentialism, Faith, Leadership, Politics | No Comments

The Coronavirus pandemic has changed everything; including ‘church.’ As one who loves the Church and studies her, I hope to capture my (and others) random thoughts about the Church here at a time when COVID-19 threatens to hold us all to ransom.   1. CHURCH IS PEOPLE FIRST Some have been upset by various governments […]

GHANA’S NATIONAL CATHEDRAL: Even the President might have no clue what he is doing! | Part 3 of 3

There are seismic spiritual shifts among the nations in nearly every generation which redefine socioeconomic and other key realities. We are in the midst of one right now but few notice it. As they say, “the fish in the water doesn’t see the water.” Part III. STATE-CHURCH PARTNERSHIP In Part II of my cathedral trilogy […]

GHANA’S NATIONAL CATHEDRAL: Even the President might have no clue what he is doing! | Part 2 of 3

Everyone’s talking Corona now (at the time of posting this). I find even scientists and doctors using words like ‘hope,’ ‘faith’ and ‘pray.’ In times like these we remember there is something beyond our five senses. Indeed, “Man shall not live by bread alone.” When you take a break from the virus that is being coronated, […]

GHANA’S NATIONAL CATHEDRAL: Even the President might have no clue what he is doing! | Part 1 of 3

There are seismic spiritual shifts among the nations in nearly every generation which redefine socioeconomic and other key realities. We are in the midst of one right now but few notice it. As they say, “the fish in the water doesn’t see the water.”   The story is told of a delegation from a ‘backward’ […]