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Love in the time of Covid – gospel unity on an astonishingly divisive issue of our time

Are you aware that there is a silent spiritual battle going on within our church families? I have come across many Christian brothers and sisters who are very distressed and yet feeling very alone and isolated within church families because their conscience before the Lord […]

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U.S. surgeons successfully test pig kidney transplant in human patient

So ran the headline of an article in Reuters’ ‘Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals’ category late last month. It was accompanied by a video in which the surgeon who carried out the transplant curiously remarked that the significance of this operation ‘could not be understated’ (sic). Well, […]

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‘Conversion Therapy’ Ban: a review of the issues

You may be aware of current controversies around the issue of so-called ‘conversion therapy’. But you may be wondering what it’s all about and whether we need to worry about it as Christians and/or medics. This is a debate that, like so many current issues, […]

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How Christians can end the waiting list for a kidney  

When I gave my kidney in 2019, it felt like a simple decision: someone might die without a kidney whilst I had a spare. Far from seeing it as the epitome of saintly generosity, I was convicted that it was an effective way of doing […]

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Jany Haddad – surgeon, pastor, leader, mentor and family man

Jany Haddad (born Teheran, Iran, 13 March 1954, died Aleppo, Syria, 14 August 2020) ‘Doctor, we plead with you, please do not leave Aleppo, you are the salt of this land. You are the light of this city.’ So spoke Dr Jany Haddad’s Muslim patients […]