Can We Talk About Depression?

Ever felt the need to talk to someone, anyone and you couldn’t find? Perhaps you know someone who got tired of talking to people because “they don’t care” and “they judge me?” Have you, even if just once, felt the need for a platform, a system in place for conversations about the seemingly ‘unimportant’ things like,…

The Moral Argument Against God – Bill Flavel

I can’t understand why some people argue that morality is proof that God exists. In fact, morality is evidence that God does NOT exist. It is easy to see why humans like to have rules of conduct. Rules, such as “do not kill or harm your neighbour”, “do not take your neighbour’s property” and, even,…

The Accident

November 30, 2015. Was at the bank with my sister. Kid brother, 17, was on a bus to Akure. About 45 minutes later I got a call from an unknown number. My brother had been involved in a fatal accident. His bus had somersaulted a few times after a tire burst in motion. Two people…

How I Gave My Life To Christ

October 12, 2002. 4pm, returned from school with my sister. Mum wouldn’t be back from work until 6pm. Our neighbour who was a pastor, as was her husband, told us to stay with her till our mother got back. We watched TV for a few minutes, and then she called us to herself. “Are you…

The Problem With Belief – Akorita Isaiah

You believe in witches. You believe that witches exist. It says so in your bible. You have ‘encountered’ them. You have heard compelling stories from trusted people. News Flash: “Mob kills 5 year old child accused of witchcraft!” Still you: “OMG! What a wicked world. This is inhumane. Humans are really wicked…” Two minutes later:…

Nigeria’s Awkward Relationship With Priorities

The year 2016 has seen Nigeria take the highest prizes in hilarity and pettiness. Almost everything is a joke around here. If you see it any other way, you’re probably going to end up dead from hypertension. Naw, don’t do that to yourself because ‘it just ain’t worth it.’ Our priorities as a country are…

On Child Indoctrination

The Deeper Life child learns early of evangelism. Five year old, she comes to school to tell her classmates who wear earrings that it is bad to do so. Year 1 teacher is away and I’m covering for her and so two of the kids run to me to complain, ‘Ms Jennifer, Deborah said it’s…

Grooming Minds

One of the most outstanding videos I’ve come across in a long while. An exploration of the abusive practice of child religious indoctrination. Courtesy: Theramin Trees.

Trump: The Greatest Irony of the Decade?

Different reactions have trailed the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States of America, ranging from mere uncertainty to full-blown fear. These reactions, I believe, are not unfounded. Personally, I find this election to be a modern tragedy. The 2016 American election has proven to be a national – or…

The Day Nigeria Got Exposed – Ayinde Olatunde Olayinka

It was an interesting day yesterday. I experienced a whole range of emotions. I was elated, I was sad, I was flabbergasted, I was amused and I was, finally, sober. Nigeria got exposed yesterday. There is a fundamental flaw in the way education works in Nigeria, from the training of the ordinary lay person to…

The Connection Between Sin And Disease – Chibuzor Ezeadireje

This is the connection between sin and diseases after extensive research in the medico-spiritual field. Using common diseases known to us: MALARIA: After man sinned, God weakened the liver and erythrocytes so that P. Falciparum which was created ab initio can invade them, since malarial infection involves two phases, and yes, an omniscient God knew…

We Can’t Afford This Ignorance – Akorita Isaiah

There is a reason some people argue that Science and Religion are diametrically opposed. Sam Adeyemi and his supporters are a prime example why this argument has merit. While I do believe that Science and Religion are fundamentally opposed, I still think that Religious people can be great scientists. Heck, there ARE religious people who…