In Praise of Books

It was Stephen King who said that books are a uniquely portable magic. About 400 years earlier, the English poet John Milton also noted: "A good book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life." And for those who may scorn old books because … Continue reading In Praise of Books

Who are you?

I graduated from the university seeing myself as a failure. I had come out with a poor result, a 3rd class, to be precise. Before then, I was one of the top students in my set all through secondary school. University, however, was a different ball game. I found the course challenging, my GPA was … Continue reading Who are you?

Check. Don’t assume

Can you believe that 'Latinx' is actually a word? I was proofreading a 600-page book about the career of a world-renowned Nigerian scholar. Then I came across a phrase: 'Latinx Catholics'. My immediate instinct was to change it to 'Latino (or Latina) Catholics'. This was certainly a typographical error, I mused. After all, there is … Continue reading Check. Don’t assume

A Prayer for our anxious age

"Lord, help me be faithful during my waiting period. Your promises will be fulfilled in my life, for you are a God who cannot lie. However, I can dishonour you by worry, impatience or fear when I refuse to trust in the process. I can bring myself much pain and stress when I get anxious … Continue reading A Prayer for our anxious age

At the Daystar Skill Training in Ogudu, Lagos

Last Saturday was quite eventful. I was privileged to work alongside a team of leaders within the Cell System of Daystar Christian Centre, as we embarked on a skill acquisition programme for individuals within the Ogudu area of Lagos, Nigeria. We invited experienced facilitators who trained participants on different skills such as Fascinator design , … Continue reading At the Daystar Skill Training in Ogudu, Lagos

Starting a blog? A few tips

A friend recently reached out to me for tips on how to start a blog. He was aware that I had been running The Christian Mind for some years now. So I gave some suggestions, and I think others might find them helpful. Things to note are generally in 2 categories: Content and Platform. Content Be … Continue reading Starting a blog? A few tips

The Textouch Story

Textouch began with a fascination with stories. Whether it was the tale of Aladdin and his magic lamp, or the story of Ade and his adventures, or the experiences of the young African in a new city, stories caught my attention. They drew me to partake in a world so real and yet so strange. … Continue reading The Textouch Story

Rejoicing in persecution

1 Peter 4:12-16 According to Open Doors, 11 Christians are killed daily for their decision to follow Christ. In North Korea, Afghanistan, Somalia, Libya, and several other countries, it is extremely difficult to be a Christian. Believers are attacked by both the state and Islamist groups. Systematic killings of Christians have also been ongoing in … Continue reading Rejoicing in persecution

Diversity: A Christian View

Diversity is a hot-button topic today. It is as though modern society has realized that it must recognize the wide differences that exist within the human race and allow for their expression. There is an interesting description of this concept on a website linked to the University of Oregon in the United States. It reads thus: The … Continue reading Diversity: A Christian View

Thankful for 10 years of work

  On this day, 10 years ago, I started my first job. Graduating from the University of Ilorin in 2006, I had my youth service in Cross River State in 2007. Then I sought for a job throughout 2008 but could not get any. Finally, I came to Lagos. My brother helped submit my CV … Continue reading Thankful for 10 years of work