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nucleus: spring 2006

Editorial

Remember the old phrase, 'time flies when you're having fun'? Someone told me that in my first year (2000), a buzzing university fresher, as I moaned about graduating in 2006, God-willing! Medical school has certainly had its moments, but a speedy process it hasn't been. Plenty happens in six years...

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Radical King - Radical Kingdom

It's taken me three years to get my act together and actually sign up to one of these conferences, so I was certainly quite nervous about the whole affair on Friday 10 Feburary in joining 330 people, but by Sunday I felt encouraged, well-fed and certainly more prepared for the...

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Peter Parker

China has been one of the largest areas of Christian growth in the last century. Hudson Taylor, who founded the China Inland Mission in 1875, is perhaps the most famous missionary to work in this region, and the work of his organisation resulted in countless Chinese coming to know Christ....

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News Review

GP travels to Switzerland to die A retired GP from Bath, Dr Anne Turner, travelled to Switzerland in January to end her life at the controversial Dignitas clinic in Zurich. She suffered from progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), a degenerative condition caused by lesions in the area of the brain that...

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Radical discipleship in medicine

'Jesus has always many who love His heavenly kingdom, but few who bear His cross; many who desire consolation, but few who care for trial…All desire to be happy with Him; few wish to suffer anything for Him… Many revere His miracles; few approach the shame of the Cross. Many...

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Marriage & medical school

Getting married at medical school is a big step to take. Some of you may have done it already, perhaps considered it, or maybe put it off as impractical. Here we look at some of the issues involved, from four different CMF members who have been there, done that, and...

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Guidance and the sufficiency of Scripture

Ask ten different Christians how God guides them and you're almost guaranteed to get ten different answers, assuming that they believe God guides them at all. In this article I have set out to discuss how the sufficiency of Scripture affects the way we answer these questions. This is the...

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Ethical Enigmas

Your first reaction to this enigma may be to dismiss the scenario, simply because it is so rare that you are unlikely to encounter it in everyday medical practice. However, the principles we will examine here are applicable to many beginning of life dilemmas and, as biotechnology pushes the boundaries...

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Letters

Editor, I refer to Jeremy Franklin's article on Scripture memory in the October 2005 edition. The importance of learning Scripture by heart cannot be over-emphasised. The followers of some pagan religions are often required to learn their sacred writings by heart. For instance, no one can teach in a...

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Holiness and Sexuality: homosexuality in a biblical context (Book Review)

Evangelicals are often left silent and uncomfortable on homosexuality, afraid on the one hand of demonstrating unquestioning acceptance and on the other of loveless judgmentalism. Few issues have split the church as widely in recent years. This book is a collection of talks given at a conference at Oak Hill...

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