Renewal of Work: Barnabas Jonathan (Doctor)

Vocation: Tell us about your work I am a medical doctor by profession. I have worked in the medical field for over 5 years. I have spent the last two years working at a mission hospital in North India. It is a secondary-level healthcare centre. Creation: How does your work connect with God’s original creation plan for humanity? I feel this is the easiest question to answer for medical doctors. I keep thinking that medical doctors are going to be jobless in heaven, as we won’t have anything to do. As I read the Genesis account of creation, I see...

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 from watching the head of the surgical unit where I was posted. We looked up to him with awe. He was our role model—a UK trained Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), who wore a three-piece suit in the heat and humidity of...

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