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nucleus: autumn 1998

Editorial

'All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing', so said Edmund Burke. We can easily see our Christian duty as merely being nice and avoiding certain wrong things. Indeed, many would like it that way. However, if we remain silent, there will always...

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Should Doctors Evangelise?

One of CMF's aims is 'to increase in the medical profession personal faith in Christ': in short, to evangelise colleagues. The Confident Christianity training programme of 1996-97 was directed towards making us better at this. It is not an official CMF aim to share the gospel with patients; still, many...

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Is Ishmael Really my Brother?

What do Muslims believe? Where do their ideas concerning Christianity stem from? How did my preconceptions derive their existence? Are my images of anger, confrontation and violence a valid picture of Islam? To find some answers 45 students, graduates and professionals gathered for a CMF 'Ishmael My Brother' conference in...

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News Review

Aids Prevention Living Wills and Euthanasia More on Cloning BMJ papers availiable on internet Therapeutic touch fails the test Cannabis as Medicine? Tobacco companies under fire Milk transgressions continue Fetuses remember music Bishop speaks out against 'homophobic' Bible New treatment for Parkinsons Preventing doctor burn-out Concern about Chinese organ donations...

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Population Control and Reproductive Freedom

Population control is an elitist, coercive ideology which has its roots in eugenics and Malthusian economics. It is now linked with radical environmentalism and has made big inroads into both medicine and Christian thinking. Eugenics theory has had great influence in social science, politics and medicine - particularly bioethics. Population...

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Deadly Questions... on the Status of the Embryo

Diverging views The status of the human embryo is central to debates on the ethics of genetics, embryo research, infertility treatment and post-coital contraception. Among Christians there has been disagreement throughout history, and the matter has been hotly debated before in CMF, both in the Journal of the CMF [1,2] and...

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Differential Diagnosis 25

We are told that Nabal was descended from Caleb,[1] although no inherited predisposition to illnesses is noted. His pre-morbid state gives some clues. However we do know that he was 'surly and mean in his dealings' (vv2,3) and prone to angry outbursts (vv10-11,14), as well as being fond of banquets...

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Fishing the Net

One of the advantages of the internet is that it allows people from all over the world to write to each other and give advice, hints, or ask questions. The problem lies in finding the people to whom you want to talk. This can be solved by mailing lists. Mailing...

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The Fight (Book Review)

Fight was recommended to me as essential elective reading. Having never read a book by John White, I was drawn immediately by his background in medicine and psychiatry and experience in Latin America. It is also a short book! The book is designed to explain key aspects of the Christian...

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Transforming Grace (Book Review)

'Funny how the exceeding riches of God's grace seem to run out the moment we're saved. From then on we tend to base our relationship with him on our performance rather than on his grace.' This quote from the back cover caught my attention. I thought I had the concept of...

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Know Your Bible 27

Answers In Isaiah 1:5 the LORD says that the nation of Judah's 'whole head is injured'. The reason is that they have neglected justice and the needs of the most vulnerable sections of society (1:17). Thoracoplasty was performed in Genesis 2:21-22 when God took a rib from Adam and made a...

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