We need to talk about death.|
Are we in danger of medicalising it? Can we really see death as a time of opportunity, both for us and for our loved ones? What do we mean by resurrection hope?
John Wyatt focuses on the ars moriendi - quite simply the art of dying well and dying faithfully. He offers clear direction, warm reassurance and rock-solid confidence in the One who has conquered death.More Info...
Right to die?
The case for assisted suicide seems to compelling. Surely it can't be wrong to help desperate people to kill themselves. Don't we have a right to take our own lives - in certain circumstances?
John Wyatt helps us to navigate the arguments with hearts and heads engaged, and above all with our Bibles open. There are practical and compassionate alternatives to assisted suicide, and as many who have gone before us have found, the end of our lives on this earth may turn out to be a strange and wonderful opportunity for growth and internal healing.
John Wyatt is Emeritus Professor of Neonatal Paediatrics at University College London and author of Matters of Life and Death (IVP).More Info...
The Doctor's Life of Faith
'Am I what I wanted to be?''Am I on the right track?' 'What's life all about anyway?' |
When life is hard or our plans run into the ground, these questions quickly arise. But perhaps these are the wrong questions. We should be asking, 'Am I the sort of person God intended me to be?'' 'what is God's intention for my life?'
The Doctor's Life of Faith opens up the Bible's story to reveal not only God's plan for your life, but his eternal master plan for his people. At the heart of God's plan for the world is his intention of making sinful men and women more and more like Jesus.
Janet Goodall draws on her experience as a paediatrician in the UK and Africa to show how this life-transforming plan will spur you on to live a life that is pleasing to God. She shows that though we will face many trials along the way, the glorious result will be worth it.More Info...
Against the Flow
Daniel's story is one of extraordinary faith in God lived out at the pinnacle of executive power. It tells of four teenage friends, born in the tiny state of Judah about 26 centuries ago, but captured by Nebuchadnezzar, emperor of Babylon. Daniel describes how they eventually rose to the top echelons of administration. |
Daniel and his friends did not simply maintain their private devotion to God; they maintained a high-profile witness in a pluralistic society antagonistic to their faith. That is why their story has such a powerful message for us today.More Info...
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Serving in Babylon: Daniel's Story
When Jerusalem fell to the Babylonians in 587 BC, the nation of Judah was taken to Babylon in an exile that would last 70 years. As God's people in a foreign land that was hostile to their faith and values, they faced the challenge of living and serving as 'aliens and strangers'. There was great pressure to close ranks or to forget who they were. |
The temptation was either to retreat into an escapist spiritual ghetto or simply to compromise and become no different from those around them.
But the prophet Jeremiah instead urged the exiles, who included Daniel and his friends, to become fully engaged with their new society, whilst maintaining their distinctiveness as believers faithful to God - to be truly in the world but not of the world.
Christians living in 21st century Britain and serving in the NHS face similar challenges to those of Daniel. In this booklet, Peter Saunders, CMF Chief Executive, encourages Christian Healthcare professionals to be fruitful yet distinctive as they serve God in Today's NHS.
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.
Surviving the Foundation Years
Staying close to God during the busy first years of medical work is a challenge.
The principles outlined here were a great help to me in keeping God's word central, maintaining fellowship with other Christians, and remembering that Jesus had a purpose for me in my work, even when I was too busy or tired to see it. The practical tips given were most useful.
I hope other readers will get as much from this booklet as I did – and not only survive the Foundation years but actively thrive during them.
Dr Laurence Crutchlow, CMF Associate Head of Student MinistriesMore Info...
|Walk with the biblical heroes of the faith and learn from their successes, struggles, and failures. What if, during a battle with fear, we could take some tips from David? Or in wrestling with a relationship, we could learn from Ruth? Or when we've got questions about the future, we could sit down with Joseph? Through their successes, struggles, and failures, these men and women of faith have blazed a trail for us to follow. We can walk beside them and discover God with them. Their stories took place thousands of years ago, but what their lives teach us has never mattered more. Much of what we learn comes from the people we live with. We see and share their worlds and, without realizing it, are shaped by them. What would it be like if we could share in the lives of the great heroes of the faith? In Lifelines, Mike Pilavachi and Andy Croft help us understand what the stories of these biblical characters have to teach us about how to live lives full of faith and integrity today. Mike Pilivachi is the co-pastor of Soul Survivor Watford in London and the founder of Soul Survivor, an international movement that equips young people to make a difference in their generation.More Info...|