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?

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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

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

8 Christian thinkers you should take seriously

Over the course of history, God raises people who influence the body of Christ through their ministry and writings. And of them, it can be said that even while dead, they still speak (Hebrews 11:4). Below are a few of such figures who should be taken seriously by the Christian believer today. The list is … Continue reading 8 Christian thinkers you should take seriously

Christians in History: Augustine (354 – 430)

The eminent church historian, Philip Schaff, described him as 'the great church teacher of all times'. Augustine is a towering figure in the long history of the Christian church. Aside from standing as an important link between early Christianity and the Middle Ages, his views and ideas have deeply influenced how the Christian world understands … Continue reading Christians in History: Augustine (354 – 430)

Christians in History: Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920)

Abraham Kuyper was born on 29th October, 1837 to the family of Reverend and Mrs J. F. Kuyper. He was  home-schooled in his early years, after which he studied at Leyden University, the oldest and most prestigious university in the Netherlands.  After completing his studies in theology, he was ordained as a minister in the … Continue reading Christians in History: Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920)

Christians in History: Irenaeus (130 – 202)

Irenaeus was born around 130 AD in the city of Smyrna (present day Izmir in Turkey). He was raised as a Christian and was a student of Polycarp, an early Christian leader who had been a disciple of John the apostle. On account of persecution by the Roman emperor, he relocated to Rome and then … Continue reading Christians in History: Irenaeus (130 – 202)

Christians in History: Charles Colson (1931-2012)

The life of Charles Colson is one that illustrates what God can accomplish through one who has been transformed by the Holy Spirit. His transformation was as profound as his change was real. And as the writer of Hebrews said of Abel many years ago, we can testify of him that though he is dead … Continue reading Christians in History: Charles Colson (1931-2012)

Traits of a Masculine Ministry

This is part of a message delivered by John Piper at the Desiring God 2012 Conference for Pastors. It is a look at the marks of a courageous and faithful Christian ministry (what Piper calls a ‘masculine ministry’) as modeled in the ministry of John Charles Ryle (1816-1900), first Anglican Bishop of Liverpool. The entire … Continue reading Traits of a Masculine Ministry