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The privilege of the pressure cooker

One of my personality quirks is that I am a fairly fearful person. Those who know my story wouldn’t expect this as my wife and I lived in an area of the world that was marred by conflict. Nonetheless, my default emotional position is to hope the Lord keeps anything that causes anxiety or tension…

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Patience and Professionalism

We came to this country later in our careers. Over the last five years our focus has been on childhood disability, and now our clinical work, teaching and research and our learning from these areas help provide input into national health policy. We’re still asking the same questions we were at the outset. Is our…

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Building Bridges to Jesus

Not long ago I was talking with a couple hosting a Muslim friend in their home. They mentioned that much as they enjoyed him, they often found their conversations frustrating. No matter how carefully they pointed out the differences between the two faiths, their Muslim friend inevitably ended the conversations by saying their faiths were…

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Don’t go it alone

Maybe you’ve been perusing international job listings during work breaks or staying up late  googling “overseas employment.” Perhaps you feel so burdened for the quarter of the world that has never seen the love of Jesus lived out, that you just want to pull up stakes and move. Why connect with us? Why not just…

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Dying from dengue

“Jesus, help me! Jesus, help me!” The words came from the small six-year-old girl who had already been sick for four days. What became devastatingly clear was that Abi had dengue haemorrhagic fever, and had now gone into shock. Her parents had been watching her deteriorate but, like so many of their friends and neighbours,…

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