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News September 24, 2012

Spirituality and healing: UM physician turns focus to mind-body-medicine and spirituality link

By Jessica Connor. John Simmons, M.D., will never forget the time he and a group of physicians were in a hospital room, crowded around a woman’s bed, talking over her head about what ailed her and how to proceed. When it came time for him to voice his medical opinion, the lifelong United Methodist did something a little unorthodox. He sat down on her bed, reached out and took her hand (which had been restlessly fidgeting the whole time the doctors were there), and looked into her eyes.

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AC2018 overview: ‘In Mission from Anywhere to Everywhere’
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AC2018 overview: ‘In Mission from Anywhere to Everywhere’

By Jessica Brodie. Calling it “a gathering of people of faith,” South Carolina Resident Bishop L. Jonathan Holston kicked off the 2018 session of Annual Conference with a powerful service of opening worship June 3.
Our Methodist family
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Our Methodist family

Editor Jessica Brodie on how—when we take a step away from our own clique, our own church, our own circle of friends and family, and we begin to look around at others who are also Christian—we realize our family is nothing like us at all on the surface except where it counts: in matters of faith.

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