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nucleus: spring 1997

Editorial

'The world is not black and white. More like black and grey.' So said Graham Greene, the novelist. Nucleus has been accused of a tendency to 'black and white' thinking; 'dogmatic' hard-line ethics removed from reality. Hard experience, doctors tell us, teaches a greyer shade of pale. Once in practice,...

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News Review

Euthanasia Roundup Kevorkian acquitted again Moves to legalise physician assisted suicide in US Northern Territory Euthanasia bill comes into force Euthanasia further decriminalised in Netherlands Tube feeding withdrawn in Scottish right-to-die case Scottish court shows leniency in euthanasia case Over a third of British doctors would practice euthanasia Abortion Partial birth...

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Ethical Dilemmas in Paediatrics

Treatment decisions about babies and children are among the most agonising a doctor can face, especially when resources are limited. A distressed medical student told me recently how she had seen a tiny, gasping new-born baby. The mother was so ill that she had been advised to have an abortion,...

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Challenged to Conquer

My title reflects the life of Dr Robert Maxwell of the Medical Missionary Association (MMA) and his challenge to so many young doctors in his day. It also reflects my own life- one long challenge to reach the standards and ideals seen in so many of the great missionary pioneers,...

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Evangelism among Muslims

It's hard to win a tennis match with your arms tied behind your back. The trouble is, we tend to find ourselves sharing the gospel with Muslims with our arms tied behind our backs and then wonder why we don't serve many aces or even get the ball back over...

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Hungary for God's Heart

In his letter to the church in Philippi Paul writes: 'I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he...

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Differential Diagnosis 19

Nebuchadnezzar's insanity was characterised by rapid onset (v33), with spontaneous remission after an unspecified interval (v34). His behaviour (eating grass and allowing his hair and nails to grow long) is suggestive of lycanthropy; a delusion in which the patient believes himself to be an animal. This may be caused by...

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Dionysius Dialogues - Interpretation

Interpreting the bible Nitpickerus: I accept that church, conscience and prophecy must be tested against the Bible. But isn't the real issue that people simply disagree about what Scripture really says? Isn't the real problem one of interpreting the Bible correctly? Dionysius: I agree it's possible to misinterpret the Bible....

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Know Your Bible 21

Answers The writer of Proverbs likens drinking too much alcohol to 'sleeping on the high seas, lying on top of the rigging'. Both result in 'bruises', 'bloodshot eyes' and 'confused' thoughts. (Pr 23:29-35) If you sit to dine with a ruler, you should 'put a knife to your throat' if you...

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Lemuel's Limericks

A fellow (while trav'lling abroad) Became (rather frightfully) bored So finding some space in a peaceful quiet place He sought out a word from the Lord He sat there in earnest reflection While waiting on divine direction And emptied his mind in the hope that he'd find A heavenly hotline connection Some thoughts quickly...

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