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: 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 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 […]

What Transpired in Court: a Blow to Blow Account

The day after my trial I sent a newsletter to all my family, friends and ministry partners around the world who had been praying for righteousness, truth and justice to prevail, giving them a ‘blow to blow’ account of happenings on that eventful day, November 28, 2018. You may read it here. Acquitted! Discharged!! Free!!!

NATIONAL CATHEDRAL: Vulgar or Virtuous Venture?

Posted by on Aug 31, 2018 in Existentialism, Faith, Leadership, News, Politics | One Comment

  My Unwholly Holy Initial Thoughts, Honest-to-God ‘To build or not to build?’ is more often than not a rather profound, mind-wracking, heart-churning, soul-searching question, be it for a young couple or a growing congregation, a thriving corporation or even an emerging country! My initial reaction to the notion of building a national cathedral in […]

Who are these Muslim ambassadors extraordinaire?

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in Faith, Leadership, Politics | No Comments

Life seems simpler when we can stereotype and put people and things in a box. But when your mental caricature is challenged by hitherto unknown facts or up close and personal encounters you had better shift your paradigm. Ghana’s new vice-president and his wife are making many re-think what being Muslim could look like. Read more.

Of Noble Dreams and “Shitty Stories”

Posted by on Jan 20, 2017 in Ethics, Family, Leadership, Politics | 2 Comments

Anybody who knows me well will tell you that the use of such a vulgar slang like “shitty” is uncharacteristic of me. This week many joined Americans to celebrate Martin Luther King Jnr. Day. While great progress has been made regarding race relations in North America we still have a long way to go. Some white officer just showed me […]

What Trumps Trump’s Win!

Posted by on Nov 9, 2016 in Faith, Leadership, Politics | 3 Comments

What is more disappointing than a Trump win is the trumpeting of “functional atheists” following the declaration of the winner of the U.S. general election. I slept early this morning and woke up later this morning, thanks to my earnest following of the November 8 U.S. Presidential election results. I remember having the privilege of walking around […]