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Thinking the Faith, Praying the Faith, Living the Faith is written by the PC(USA) Office of Theology and Worship.

Thinking, praying, and living the faith is at the core of ministry in the Office of Theology and Worship. In the following videos, learn more about what thinking, praying, and living the faith means to the leadership of the Office of Theology and Worship. Discover why it matters and what difference it makes in our lives, work, and worship.  

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July 16, 2013

Learning in Ghana

I'm in Ghana for two weeks to present a paper at a consultation next week sponsored by Akrofi-Christaller Institute of Theology, Mission and Culture and Columbia Seminary.

This week I'm traveling around Ghana with Josh Heikkila, the PCUSA regional liaison for West Africa.  Later in the week, Jeff Ritchie of the Outreach Foundation will join us for a trip to the far north, flying to Tamale and then driving to Bolgatanga.


I had three really interesting conversations yesterday you might find interesting.  The first was with Mercy Amba Oduyoye, the pioneer of African women's theology.  She is the founder of the Circle of Concerned Women Theologians and the Talitha Qumi Institute of African Women in Religion and Culture.

Talitha Qumi Centre in Accra

She continues to face an uphill battle as she advocates for the voices of women in theology and culture in what is still a male-dominated church, but her energy and wisdom is infectious.  I am hopeful that this circle of women African theologians will carry on her legacy.Mercy Odoyuye

We moved next door to the new Institute of Mother Tongue Hermeneutics.  We met with the Director, John David Kwamena Akem, a biblical scholar and translation expert.  They are working on education and translation of all Trinity Seminary students in all the mother tongues of Ghana, a number that approaches 70.  I'll try to write more about this soon, but the theology behind mother tongue work is a really interesting incarnational theology.

AkemI'll have to leave the discussion of interfaith till next time.