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Modern Warfare: When Is Intervention Moral?

Three days after the world celebrated the start of a new decade, the phrase “World War Fateh-110_Missile_by_YPA.IR_02 (1)III” was trending on Twitter. On 3rd January 2020, General Qasem Soleimani, one of the most senior and feared military commanders in Iran, was killed by a targeted drone attack directly ordered by the President of the USA Donald Trump. The fall-out terrified the world. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani immediately respond saying “The great nation of Iran will take revenge for this heinous crime”, sparking fears on an imminent all-out war.
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The Ethics of Surrogacy

pregnantSurrogacy is becoming an increasingly popular and publicly celebrated means of childbirth. Lucy Lui, Jimmy Fallon, Kim & Kanye, Sarah Jessica Parker, Nicole Kidman, Elton John, Neil Patrick Harris and Ricky Martin have all had children via surrogates. However, surrogacy has come with a complex array of challenging legal and ethical issues, that rarely make it into public discourse.
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Biotechnology: Thinking Through the Ethics

In the past 20 years, scientists have sequenced the human genome, made human stem Genetic engineering and gene manipulation conceptcells from skin cells, created DNA from almost entirely artificial parts, transplanted the first organ built from stem cells and 3-D printing, utilised the gene-editing enzyme CRISPR to experimentally treat a patient with sickle cell disease, developed high precision foetal genetic analysis to assess for genetic abnormalities in the unborn children, and developed artificial intelligence that is becoming increasingly widespread and human-like by the day… to name just a few.
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Recent Videos

Is There Evidence for the Christmas Story?

Video for Youth For Christ’s youtube channel Intro Outro

Why Trust the Bible?

Talk and Q&A at Dr Chanoller’s Grammar School Christian Union

Are Science and God Compatible?

Talk and Q&A at Royal Veterinary College Christian Union

 

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Depression and Christianity

In the UK, 1 in 4 people suffer from a mental illness1, of which the most common mental disorder is mixed anxiety and depression1. Between 8 and 12% of the population experience depression in any one year1, and sdownloaduicide remains the single most common cause of death in men under the age of 352.

Depression is something that affects virtually everyone either directly or through friendships and relationships. However, it is a topic hardly ever mentioned in the public sphere- whether secular media, church settings or social situations. Therefore, many people find depression confusing and difficult to talk about at best, and stigmatised and tabooed at worst.
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Is There Evidence for Easter? 

easterFor most people in the UK, Easter means bank holidays, exam revision and buying overpriced chocolate for kids. For Christians, all those are probably true as well. But of course, Christians see Easter as a time to commemorate the most important event in the bible- the death and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth in Israel, AD 33. So is there any truth to the biblical account of the first Easter story?
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Can We Trust the Gospels?

The gospels are the first four books of the New Testament in the Bible, and claim to be gospels_1the accounts of Jesus’ life on Earth. Matthew and John are said to have been written by two of Jesus’ disciples, and Mark and Luke are said to have been written by disciples of Peter and Paul respectively. So are the gospels credible accounts of history?
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Creation vs. Evolution

evolution_fish_feet_looking_863125If there’s one topic I’m asked about over all others, it’s along the lines of “Hasn’t evolution disproved creationism?” The creation/evolution debate is one of the most intense, dramatised and media-driven apologetics debates I have ever come across. It is very different to most other debates in that rather than being characterised by scholars pitting new research, quotations and intellectual-sounding arguments and rebuttals against each other, the creation/evolution debate is commonly characterised by uncompromising extreme views, personal insults towards protagonists’ intelligences, and confident lay-person involvement rarely seen in academic discussion. Read More…

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  1. When do you have time to write all this? God has given you areal gift and you are using it amazingly. May he bless you and continue to use you. John and Margaret ( who send you birthday cards from time to time 😀😀)

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