What is the Connection between Medical Skill, Medical Mission and the Least of These?

  • Keynote
  • Business Building Innovator Hall
  • October 5 2019 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Using the story of the building of the Tabernacle and God’s specific instructions to Moses in Exodus 31:1-11, we will examine the unique place of medicine and medical mission in God’s project of reaching the nations in 21st century mission. Connecting this with the unique ability of medical mission to touch lives in ways that are not quite possible for many other professions, and with the background of the healing of the woman with hemorrhage in Mark 5:21-34, we will examine medicine’s power of empathy and ability to connect with people, especially those in difficult places and hard circumstances. We will look at abilities of those who see and deploy this skill as God’s gift for His purpose to impact individuals, households and societies, including its social, spiritual, economic and relational impact. In short, we will examine the ability of medicine to touch and transform the realities of “the least of these” wherever they are found.