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Author Index - Bernard Palmer

Bernard Palmer is a Consultant Surgeon in Stevenage

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essentials: big questions (nucleus - November 2018)

'I am the true vineā€¦ Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.' (John 15:1,4) 'This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.'(John 15:8) Catherine Booth, wife of the founder of the Salvation Army was giving a talk...

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What thrills me? (nucleus - January 2016)

Bernard Palmer asks what really motivates us. Bernard Palmer is minister at ChristChurch Baldock, formerly a senior consultant surgeon and author of Cure for Life. People get thrilled when battles are won. 'Arsenal won 3-0 yesterday - fantastic match.' Christians can also get very excited when battles are won. A...

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Fruit bearing (nucleus - winter 2012)

Many socially-minded aid organisations started with a Christian agenda. But then the social aims took over and the concerns of the Bible about eternal salvation slipped into the background or were lost. Cadbury, Oxfam, Christian Aid, Barnardo's and YMCA are just a few. The Christian Aid website has a section...

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Praying for the sick (nucleus - spring 2012)

Jon Farrar was a very good friend of mine. He loved sport and was an accomplished athlete. Football, hockey, squash, tennis, cycling, swimming, running, 'Iron Man races' and off-piste skiing were his delight. He had become a Christian as a young man whilst travelling the world 'to find himself'. ...

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should we all evangelise? (nucleus - spring 2012)

Of course! says Bernard Palmer A Christian who is unconcerned for those without Christ is himself in serious need of help. Even atheists understand this. Penn Jillette is an avowed and vocal atheist. He is one half of the famous comic illusionist act, 'Penn and Teller'. One day a polite but...

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Spirituality and health (nucleus - Christmas 2011)

Bernard Palmer reminds us that everyone has spiritual needs. What a tragedy it is that there are a few influential people in our society who see medicine only in terms of biochemistry, anatomy and physiology. The following is an extract from Alister McGrath's excellent book on the history of atheism...

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losing our focus (nucleus - Christmas 2010)

BeMy patient was the church warden of a local village church. After the medical part of her consultation was over I enquired how her church was progressing. 'It isn't easy nowadays. We are getting smaller and older, you know.' 'I am sorry', I replied, 'but, tell me, do people in the church...

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Forsaken your first love? (triple helix - summer 2008)

A great problem facing Christian doctors is that our responsibilities can become so important that our love for the Lord Jesus, and our desire to achieve what he wants, become of lesser importance to us. Our careers, hobbies, friends, reputations and even our families can become our first love. They...

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Do good moral people need Christ? (nucleus - winter 2007)

Charles Lamb was a famous English writer in the early 19th century. When he was a small boy, his sister Mary took him for a walk around a graveyard. The precocious lad was reading the epitaphs that praised the deceased people. They were described as 'virtuous', 'charitable', 'generous' and 'most...

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Science and the Christian Faith (nucleus - spring 2003)

Are statements such as this reasoned argument or blind faith? As we examine the evidence, it becomes abundantly clear that acknowledging the existence of a rational, communicating creator of the universe is the only tenable position to hold. In practice everyone in society holds one of two worldviews. For most,...

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