In this month’s episode, we hear from Safiyah Fosua. Safiyah was speaking on the topic of “Meeting God in Our Healing” from the 2021 cohort of Spiritual Formation in Today’s World, a one-year online program from The Academy. Safiyah shares the story of the Gadarene demoniac from the synoptic Gospels to help us understand how our relationship with fear is connected with our healing, both personally and socially.

Safiyah Fosua is a retired professor of spiritual formation at Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University and former Director of Transformational Preaching Ministries at Discipleship Ministries of the United Methodist Church. Safiyah and her husband, the Rev. Dr. Kwasi Kena, also served as missionaries to Ghana, West Africa, assisting the Methodist Church of Ghana in curriculum writing, leadership development, and local pastors’ education. Safiyah has served churches in Iowa, and New Jersey, and is in frequent demand as a preacher, speaker, Bible study leader, and worship designer for national events.

In addition to her professional teaching roles, Safiyah and her husband have two adult children and are the proud grandparents of two grandchildren. In spare moments, Safiyah writes prayers and Christian poetry, as well as engages the ancient practices of needle crafting, quilting, and batik.

The 2024 cohort of Spiritual Formation in Today’s World begins August 24-26, 2023. You can learn more and apply here.

Show notes:

Safiyah references the Adinkra symbol from Ghana called the Gye Nyame, which is shown here.

Gye Nyame

Episode tracks: “Far Side of the Sea,” “Versailles,” and “Fearless” by Amy Stroup, used with permission.

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