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Speaking out for truth and justice – a Christian responsibility

Speaking out for truth and justice is just one of many responsibilities we have as Christians. But I suspect it is the one that we most willingly shirk, simply because it can be so costly. Being a Christian is costly in many ways. It is […]

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The duties of a physician – a Puritan’s prescription

Richard Baxter (1615-1691), author of The Saint’s Everlasting Rest and The Reformed Pastor, was known as ‘an eminent curer of souls’. This advice for Christian Physicians (taken from his 1673 Christian Directory) gives interesting insights into the doctor-patient relationship in the 17th century and good […]

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Do Christians divorce at lower or higher rates than others?

It is widely assumed that Christians divorce at roughly the same rate as non-Christians. This ‘fact’ is generally quoted within the context of arguing that faith makes little real and practical difference to the lives of believers. Here is what Wikipedia says: ‘Secular and religious […]

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Why does God allow suffering?

What causes suffering? Is just fate? Retribution? All in the mind? Random molecules? These are some of the explanations the world offers, but Christians cannot take refuge in them. We believe in a God who is omniscient (knows everything), omnipotent (can do anything) and benevolent […]

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The mystery of the thirteenth constellation of the zodiac and its connection to medicine

The zodiac is that band in the sky followed by the sun, moon and planets. Just 13 of the 88 named constellations cross the ecliptic, its midline. 13? But aren’t there just twelve constellations in the zodiac? Yes indeed – Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, […]