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Author Index - Alex Bunn

Alex Bunn is a GP in London and CMF Southern Team Leader

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cynicism: hope for heartless cynics (nucleus - September 2014)

case histories The following sayings illustrate the negative mindset of cynics on campus and to patients on ward rounds: 'God's only excuse is that he doesn't exist' (1) 'He's a born-again Christian. The trouble is, he suffered brain damage during rebirth.' 'Life is a sexually transmitted disease...

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Heroes and Heretics: winning women (nucleus - May 2014)

Alex Bunn reflects on the lives of famous women. Heroes 13: winning women In our series of heroes of faith there has been one glaring omission. Women. It's a strange gap, because the evidence suggests that the early church had plenty of remarkable women. Hence Paul singles out 15 notable women to...

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Heroes and Heretics: CT Studd (nucleus - September 2013)

Heroes 11: CT Studd (1860-1931): Not just cricket! Etonians get bad press these days: rich, arrogant and over-privileged. But what would you think of an Etonian who gave away £2 million and rejected celebrity status to become a pioneering missionary in China, India and Congo? Chances are, you've never heard of...

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Heroes and Heretics: David Livingstone (nucleus - spring 2013)

Heroes 10: David Livingstone 1813-1873 2013 is the 200th anniversary (1) of the birth of perhaps the most famous European explorer of all time, David Livingstone. Born to disadvantage in Blantyre, Scotland, he spent his childhood working in a mill 14 hours per day, six days per week. Less than 10%...

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Is the Gospel Good News for Healthcare? (triple helix - Winter 2012)

Alex Bunn on faith in the workplace. Christians are rarely persecuted in the NHS but there is increasing marginalisation of faith in the workplace. More and more we are subject to secular imperatives that are detrimental for people of faith and atheists alike. In October 2011, CMF participated in...

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Heroes and Heretics: Pascal and Sydenham (nucleus - autumn 2012)

rationalism, doubt and a head in an oven: Descartes (1596-1650) Faith and rationality are often seen to be incompatible. Religion is seen as irrational, or at least unconnected to reason. God botherers must hang up their brains with their coats at the church door. Intellectual suicide is necessary for membership. Where...

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Heroes and Heretics: Luther and Calvin (nucleus - spring 2012)

The last edition remembered Tyndale, who was strangled and burnt for translating the Bible into English. His dying prayer was that the eyes of King Henry VIII would be opened. Just two years later, the assassin king decreed that Tyndale's Bible should be available in every parish in England. Sadly,...

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Heroes and Heretics: William Tyndale and Henry VIII (nucleus - Christmas 2011)

Hero 7: William Tyndale Heretic: Henry VIII What would you call a man who kills off two wives, confiscates state property, and then declares himself spiritual leader of the nation? Serial killer? Despot? Megalomaniac? Or the first head of the Church of England? No wonder Catholics sometimes ask Anglicans how it...

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spirituality of Monday to Saturday (nucleus - Christmas 2011)

Work is what you do when you'd rather be somewhere else, right? And maybe as a Christian you feel that the important spiritual work is done by pastors and evangelists, something of eternal value. After all, this world is going to be incinerated? Perhaps the best you can do is...

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Tyndale challenge (nucleus - Christmas 2011)

Alex Bunn tests our Bible knowledgeEven Richard Dawkins believes that we should all know our Bibles! The examples below have made a great contribution to English language and culture, which even Dawkins recognises. Does Richard Dawkins know his Bible better than UK medical students? See if you can identify these...

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