The Christian Call to Social Justice
Christians are called to proclaim the gospel, but what about social justice issues? William Wilberforce is best known for is work in abolishing the slave trade, but was also a deeply committed evangelical Christian with a broad agenda for reforming society.|
Throughout the Bible, God used people to have a phenomenal influence on their culture - Joseph, Nehemiah, Esther, Daniel and others.
Likewise today, Peter Saunders, CMF Chief Executive, encourages Christians to be 'not of the world' but to be deeply engaged in it, influencing the direction of culture; to preach Jesus as Lord of the whole universe and ourselves as his servants walking in his footsteps.
The Electives Handbook
A student elective is a great opportunity to do something different and learn new things. It's a chance to see life and medicine in another setting and to look at the world from a different perspective. For some students, it's an experience that changes the way they live and shapes their future.
Deciding what to do, where to go and how to get there can seem a daunting task. This handbook for medical and other healthcare students has been written to help you think through the options and issues. It gives information and advice to guide you through the process, from finding a placement, to setting off and finally coming home.More Info...
Short-Term Medical Work
Good practice guidelines for short visits and mission teams |
Short-term medical visits can be a valuable and inspiring learning experience for the visitor and can make a useful contribution to medical work overseas, but trips that have not been well-planned and thought-through can cause problems. This booklet will help doctors planning a short-term visit to think through the issues involved and avoid the pitfalls. It provides guidelines for good medical practice in low-income settings so that visitors are a help and not a hindrance, can make the most of their visit.More Info...
Daily Bible meditations for student electives
Travelling Light - a companion for your elective helping you:
A guide to planning and preparing for medical work in resource poor countries|
I Could Do That!
I could do that!
Most missionary books leave us feeling that health professionals who work overseas in developing countries are spiritual superheroes, a different breed. In short, 'I couldn't do that!'
These 15 short accounts turn that right round. They include
One story at least must make you say: 'I could do that!'
This title is available to UK & Irish CMF students at a discounted price via the Take and Read pagesMore Info...
Can it be Me?
Already a best-selling author for Honourably Wounded, she gives open, honest and humorous insights into her own life. This fully illustrated book is both moving and inspiring. |
Marjory has spent over 30 years as a medical missionary in India and Nepal. Responding to huge needs, she later specialised in psychiatry and became the director of a leading Christian Psychiatric Centre in India.
Since then she has had an itinerant ministry amongst the missionary community in over 40 countries and she continues to inspire and motivate all those she meets - both personally or via her writing.
The Hole in Our Gospel
WHAT DOES GOD EXPECT OF US? Is faith just about going to Church, studying the Bible and avoiding the most serious sins – or does God expect more? Have we embraced the whole gospel or a gospel with a hole in it? |
Over ten years ago, Richard Sterns came face to face with that question as he sat in a mud hut in Rakai, Uganda, listening to the heartbreaking story of an orphaned child. Stern's journey there took much more than a long flight to Africa. It took answering God's call on his life, a call that tore him out of his corner office at one of America's most prestigious corporations – to walk with the poorest of the poor in our world.
The Hole in Our Gospel is the compelling true story of a corporate CEO who set aside worldly success for something far more significant, and discovered the full power of the gospel of Jesus Christ to change his own life. He uses his journey to demonstrate how the gospel – the whole gospel – was always meant to be a world changing social revolution, a revolution that begins with usMore Info...
It is commonly thought that the Bible is a great hindrance to real justice. |
Isn't it full of old-fashioned views? Didn't it condone slavery? Why look to the Bible for guidance in building a more just society today?
But Timothy Keller sees it differently, In GENEROUS JUSTICE, he explores how to live a life of justice empowered by an experience of grace: a generous, gracious justice. Keller calls on the life-long Christians to acknowledge the fraudulence of a faith without concern for justice for the poor – and challenges sceptics to recognise that the Bible can and must contribute to a modern understanding of justice.More Info...
Good News to the Poor
How do we respond to the silent appeal in the dark eyes of the child in the charity catalogue, or the blanketed figure in the cold shop-doorway? Should we share the gospel with them, or a bowl of soup? |
Throughout history, men and women such as Wilberforce, Shaftesbury, Carey and Booth have recognised a call to help the needy. Others have argued that our first task is evangelism, that Christian should not meddle in politics, that social action is a distraction. Do we serve Christ through preaching his Word, or should we use words only when necessary?
Tim Chester argues passionately that evangelism and social action are inseparable as two arms of the church's mission. He presents a biblical case for truly evangelical social action that is shaped and inspired by the cause of the oppressed, and those involved in social action not to neglect the preaching of the Word.This title is available to UK & Irish CMF students at a discounted price via the Take and Read pages More Info...