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Author Index - John Martin

John Martin is the Associate Editor of Triple Helix

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Hero special: Billy Graham - will there ever be another like him? (nucleus - summer 2018)

It's entirely possible that many student readers of Nucleus will hardly know the name Billy Graham. But at the peak of his powers Billy Graham ranked with Martin Luther King as one of America's best known and most respected twentieth-century Christian leaders and with Mother Teresa and Pope John-Paul II...

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eutychus (triple helix - spring 2018)

Limits to love Where is the boundary line between simple reportage and campaigning? In February, the BBC screened documentary Love Unlimited featuring a 23-year-old woman who says she is polyamorous - in a relationship with two men she claims to love equally. 'I just don't see why I should artificially limit...

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Debate over alternative medicine re-surfaces:NHS funding for homeopathy withdrawn (triple helix - spring 2018)

Wh y do people turn their backs on mainstream medicine and put their trust in unproven remedies not attested by science? The question came to the fore recently when the NHS announced that a major centre of homeopathy in London will no longer be allowed to spend NHS money on...

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ICMDA looks to Hyderabad (triple helix - autumn 2017)

key points From small beginnings, ten national movements all based in Western Europe, ICMDA has become truly global, comprising over 70 member movements of doctors, dentists and other health professionals. The global expansion of ICMDA reflects the story of the expansion of Christianity throughout the world over the last five decades, where...

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My Muslim Neighbour: Communicating well with your Muslim friend (triple helix - summer 2017)

Here is a very important book for any doctor or health professional who wants to share their faith with Muslim patients or neighbours. It's the fruit of a career-long commitment of a doctor who lived and worked in several Muslim countries, then practised in a mostly-Muslim English inner-city context. The author's...

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The Search for God and the Path to Persuasion (triple helix - spring 2017)

Peter May is a gifted evangelist whose insights and approaches have lasted. The Search for God is packed with useful outlines and worked examples for sharing the gospel. Evangelism, he says, is primarily dialogue. Conversation is a skill to be cultivated and he offers copious insights on how. He isn't terribly keen...

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Heroes and heretics (nucleus - January 2017)

Heroes 18: George Whitefield & John Wesley George Whitefield: 'I will not be a velvet-mouthed preacher' George Whitefield (1714-80) was crosseyed. Some saw it as a mark of divine favour. Whitefield, undoubtedly the greatest preacher of the 18th century 'great awakening', used his squint to enthral huge crowds. He also...

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They used to throw us to the lion (spotlight - Autumn 2016)

There was nothing the ancient Roman rabble liked more than a day at the circus. And though today most are squeamish about wild animals trained for human entertainment, organisers of Roman circuses had no such scruples. Wild circus lions were kept hungry to ensure a truly bloody spectacle as they...

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A yak in the fridge (triple helix - summer 2016)

The title alludes to the author's research into altitude sickness, involving storing yak hearts in the kitchen refrigerator. It's one episode in a compelling account of a medical career devoted to Nepal. The author and his family went there in 1969 with BMMF (now Interserve) to work with the United...

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Death of a 20-year-old (triple helix - summer 2016)

What a tragedy. Another episode in the seemingly relentless advance of assisted suicide. This time a 20-year-old Dutch woman, a survivor of sexual abuse, persuaded doctors to administer a lethal injection. She reasoned that her life was untenable and death the only way out. UK press reports said her symptoms...

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