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So, I watch Game of Thrones…

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Beyond the exhilarating tussle amongst the various nobles and exiled heiress (aka. Daenarys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, The Unburnt, Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men, Queen of Meereen, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Protector of the Realm, Lady Regnant of the Seven kingdoms, Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons) for the illustrious Iron throne, the show has caught the attention of many for reasons other than its remarkable plot. It is quite difficult to miss the gratuitous bouts of sexual raunchiness, extreme bloody violence and the ubiquitous depictions of cultural and religious taboos that shadow the HBO chef d’oeuvre.

In a bid to protect another similarly vulnerable ‘Iron throne’ housed within the confines of my skull’s red keep, I have wrestled with the decision on whether or not to watch the blockbuster a myriad of times. The series has in fact cycled between the recycle bin and video folder of my computer a couple of times. My surmise was that, one can only see so many gory decapitations and rapes before thoughts related to the aforementioned become implanted in the maze of his mind, seeking an escape route to a less ephemeral and more tangible aspect of his humanity, expression.

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Trivia

Editorial Trivia (July episode): Say something, win something!

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Congratulations to the winner of this episode: Jamike Ekennia

Hey there! So, it’s that time of the month when you get to win freebies from the Candentia blog.

Trivia questions

1. Alluding to the article “I” of the beholder”, who is Sigmund Freud and what does the “I” in the title refer to?
2. Who authored these words, “Listen to the whispers of the wind, the chanting of the birds, the clapping of your trees and the humming of your souls”?
3. Who is Michael’s group rep?
4. The Chapter’s inauguration held on what day?
5. Who was the athlete talked about in the write up, “Balling for Christ”?

The rules are very simple. All you have to do is answer at least one (1) trivia question inside the form down here👇, hit submit and stand a chance to win something from us. Don’t be shy, your answers are not public.😂

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News/ Announcements

From the FD: Get a Tee, join the revolution

The Financial department is pleased to reintroduce the sales of the CMDA tees and sweatshirts, particularly in view of the upcoming Missions rural outreach beginning on the last week of August. The tees and sweatshirts would be the official look of the members during that period and any other official outing of the Chapter.
The prices for 1 of each are;
• T-shirt: N4,000
• Sweatshirt: N6,000

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Events

Inauguration Ceremony: A new dawn for ABUAD CMDA chapter (with photos)

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On the 8th of July 2017, the day broke with a distinctive atmosphere. The entire complex wore a graceful robe of excitement with a light shade of tension. Every head pointed in the direction of the auditorium. It was a day for the inauguration of the chapter. The Christian Medical and Dental association of Nigeria – students’ arm Afe Babalola University (ABUAD)Chapter was conceived on the 23rd of November, 2013 through the consummation of God’s grace and human sacrifices and on this day was undergoing a rite of passage. A transition from an upcoming chapter to a full chapter.

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Bulletin

Created to Create

Elohim, the Hebrew word for God that appears in the very first sentence of the Bible, gives an insight into God’s creative power. He, Elohim, was able to create out of nothing, everything; not with his hands, but with words that helped materialize the creativity that was already resident in His mind. In essence, God, before the actual creation commenced, had already imagined/conceived creation. Some may argue against God having a mind. Consider the following verses and the capitalized words therein:

For I know the THOUGHTS that I THINK toward you, saith the Lord, THOUGHTS of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Jeremiah 29:11 KJV.

For who hath known the MIND of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ. 1 Cor. 2:16 KJV.

To most it is old news that we were created in the image and likeness of Elohim (Gen 1:26). Since this is the case, it is therefore not bizarre to conclude that we were created to create (because our Creator created creators).

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Old articles

Timeless God

One of the greatest mindboggling concepts that I have never been able to completely wrap my head around is that of time. Several physicists, philosophers and theologians even, have since forever, tried very desperately, to untangle the threads of this enigma, one that didn’t exist until Genesis 1:1.

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

We live in a physical world governed by four known space-time dimensions: length, width, depth and time. God is not limited by the physical laws (including time) that govern our world.
The above verse reveals that God existed/had been existing before the beginning of time. As you (reader of this article) can tell, I’m encountered with a conundrum on what the proper tense for such a verb (exist), describing an action that has already been going on, since before time, should be. Truth be told, it is an open secret that language is flawed: making provision for a tense that describes actions that are past, present and future; but reserving none for actions that have been going on before time (i.e. before the past) and that are yet still continuous (Rev 1:8). This would explain His reply to Moses in Exodus 3:14.

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Series

Michael’s medical school adventures (Part 1)

Catch a glimpse of Michael’s day to day medical school adventures in this series. The way things are going, one of these days, Michael may soon end up on the stretcher.

Michael nodded his head repeatedly as the cardiology fellow spoke during the morning’s ward round. It was almost as if his nodding was synchronous with his heart beat, a clinical sign the cardiologists would refer to as the deMusset’s sign. His bobbing, however, wasn’t due to any underlying heart pathology. On the contrary, he noticed that each time the consultant, Dr. A.C. Rimony, said something over his head and he nodded in agreement, she seemed to be somewhat encouraged that at least someone understood what she was saying. She would then no longer have to spend more time explaining and would move on to the next topic of discourse.
What happened next was completely unexpected.
Michael had completely adhered to every rule in the best seller student handbook “How to have a smooth clinical posting” by Dami J., an alumnus of his school. He always stood at the back during the ward rounds; never raised his hand whenever questions were thrown to the audience at grand rounds; and always left his name tag back in his dorm room, so that he’d never have to wear it. He lived by every word that was written in the book, so he had nothing to fear, or so he thought. His unprecedented nodding must have changed everything.

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