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nucleus: September 2015

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Engaging a stormy world

Life in medicine is rarely quiet, and the summer has seen medics sitting exams, travelling on elective, beginning new jobs, or perhaps contributing to the ever growing #weneedtotalkaboutjeremy conversation on twitter. A mixture of ethical discord over assisted suicide, an apparent workforce crisis, and growing controversy around the current health...

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How to see the church the way God sees it

Tim Sheppard explores the biblical meaning of 'church' . Tim Sheppard qualified as a doctor from Guy's Hospital in 2009 and following F2 has worked for a London church as part of their student team. As Christians we go on and on about church, but why is it worth...

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How do church and CMF relate?

CMF's John Greenall considers the relationship between church and CMF, and suggests some application questions which you could use in a CMF group meeting or individually. Why CMF? We are often asked at CMF: 'I'm at a church, why do I need to join CMF?', or people say 'If I...

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Preparing for a world that no longer exists?

Jonathan Fletcher explores inner-city mission overseas. 'The twenty-first century will be the first urban century in history. This fact will affect every area of life, and mould the shape of Christian ministries in the future.' (1) Oorn* was six years old when he fell a foot or so from...

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Our values: truth & integrity

Laurence Crutchlow on the challenges of being truthful in medicine. 'to speak the truth, respect privacy and safeguard our patients' confidences' 'What is truth?' Pilate asked Jesus during his trial. Jesus had already answered Pilate saying, 'for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world,...

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Love | Hate | Relationship | Porn

John Greenall considers a better story. When I was 18 my friend Dave turned to me one day and said 'I can't keep going on like this. I'm off'. And with that, he didn't set foot in church for the next five years. The thing is, he loved porn....

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Science and miracles

Chris Knight on the limits of science. In the previous two articles, we considered the evidence for the Gospels and the resurrection of Jesus. Suppose our friends respond that with our knowledge of science today we simply cannot believe in miracles. And in any case, surely science has shown us...

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Heroes and Heretics: Hudson Taylor and Gladys Aylward

Alex Bunn examines pioneering missionaries to China. Hudson Taylor - 1832-1905 'nothing too much for Christ' In our last edition, we remembered Thomas Barnardo, who though inspired by Hudson Taylor to become a missionary to China was eventually called to stay in London. Now we consider Hudson himself, whose legacy in...

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