The Ananias in my life

‘What shall I do, Lord?’ I asked. ‘Get up,’ the Lord said, ‘and go into Damascus. There you will be told all that you have been assigned to do.’ My companions led me by the hand into Damascus because the brilliance of the light had blinded me. A man named Ananias came to see me.…

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Servant Leadership

‘For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.’ (Mark 10:45) The subject of Servant Leadership might be easy to write or talk about, but it is challenging to live as a servant leader. The question really is: ‘You…

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Partnerships in God’s Kingdom

‘Jesus said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.” When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. So they signalled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled…

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Ongoing Research Project Studying the Current Context and Challenges of Foreign Medical Students

Pursuing medical studies outside of one’s home country has become increasingly popular. Countries that host large numbers of foreign medical students include China, Poland, Romania, Russia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, Ireland, and New Zealand, among others. For example, 25% of all medical students in Poland are foreign medical students and in Ireland, 50% of all medical…

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God’s Seven Languages 

‘My sheep listen to my voice; and I know them, and they follow me.’ (John 10:27)  If the heathen gods are idols that cannot speak (Psalm 115:4), the God of the Bible is a living God who speaks! Science has proven that ‘All living things have the ability to communicate with each other using a…

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Serving Christ as a Healthcare Professional in India

As a final year medical student I wanted to become the Director of Surgical Services in a medical college, preferably as a brain surgeon. I had this image in mind of doing a ward-round, being followed by a train of juniors, associates, lecturers, residents and students. This picture did not come from a vacuum but…

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Facing the new normal

As I start to write this article, the news of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 virus is the main news in media. By the time this article reaches you, the context of COVID-19, might have changed, for better or worse, I do not know. But one thing is sure, we are living in uncertain times.…

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End of year wisdom from Samuel’s calendar

Samuel took a stone and set it up, and called its name Ebenezer, saying, ‘Thus far the LORD has helped us.’ Samuel judged Israel all the days of his life. He went from year to year on a circuit to Bethel, Gilgal, and Mizpah, and judged Israel in all those places. But he always returned…

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Covid vaccination and the church

An Ethicentre Briefing Paper The recent announcement by the Australian government that increased freedoms would be available to citizens who were double vaccinated for COVID-19, or have exemption on medical grounds, has caused significant consternation in the Christian community. Issues of conscience and concerns about exclusion have been raised as reasons why such measures should…

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