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nucleus: January 2015

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Waiting with a purpose

Often our society wants everything now, with no tolerance for waiting. Some patients have come to expect that they should be seen the same day, even for a problem that is clearly non-urgent to both them and their doctor. Online companies strive to provide the fastest possible delivery service, with...

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apologetics 7: the resurrection

In this article we will consider further the case for the resurrection of Jesus, based on what is generally called the 'minimal facts' approach. We will then respond to some of the alternative theories which are intended to cast doubt on the resurrection. The minimal facts approach to the...

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life as a medical missionary in Ukraine

What is a medical missionary? I have asked this question many times to people interested in what God has called me to do in Ukraine. The most common reply is someone who goes to some rural, seemingly God forsaken part of the world to care for people who have limited...

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The Human Journey

On 17 November, CMF launched The Human Journey, a new course that will help you to engage with health-related issues wisely, sensitively and with confidence. Across eight sessions, we will apply God's timeless word to our ever-changing world, engaging with some of life's biggest questions: Humanity: What does it...

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Prayer: the privilege of approaching God

When you pick up an article or book, or hear a talk addressing prayer, what's your usual reaction? Many of us soonfeel guilty. Guilty that we don't pray as muchas we should or as widely as we should. Guilty that we simply don't pray. As we speak to ourselves, our...

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our values: sacrificial care for all

Laurence Crutchlow on serving those in need. who are the 'poor, vulnerable and marginalised'? Sometimes it is obvious enough. A patient with severe learning difficulties is likely to be vulnerable and probably marginalised as well. A homeless patient in the emergency department is probably all three. Yet it isn't always...

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Heroes and Heretics: Lord Shaftesbury

Lord Shaftesbury (1801-1885) What links Piccadilly Circus, scrotal cancer, a Prime Minister's love child and Zionism? The clue is in the title, so read on! You probably recognise the famous statue in Piccadilly Circus in London's West End, also the logo for a major newspaper. The crowds of theatre-goers are likely...

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