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Salaam Comes to Salem

      By Gary Gunderson Religion can be the way we tell ourselves apart, who to not trust, sometimes even who to fear. It is a stiletto in the hands of those who wish division, who feed on fear. The very same faith can also—in the hands of mature and skilled leaders—can also be […]

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Mount Moriah Outreach Center focuses on whole body

          By Les Gura Slowly, people gathered Saturday morning on the porch of the Mount Moriah Outreach Center on Jefferson Street in Kernersville, an older building on a sprawling five acres. Volunteers (above) directed newcomers where to line up and park, and then directed them inside. In small groups, the visitors were […]

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Moravian Star Lighting, December 2

Annual Moravian Star Lighting Event, Wed., Dec. 2 Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center will hold its annual Moravian star lighting ceremony from 5:45 to 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Wake Forest Baptist has shared its holiday spirit with the Winston-Salem community through the 31-foot Moravian star atop the Medical Center’s North Tower since 1992. […]

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The Home Team Advantage

      By Gary Gunderson Legendary football coach Knute Rockne of Notre Dame once said although his team prayed before every game, “I’ve found that prayers work best when you have big players.” Medicine is filled with images of sports. We speak of battling cancer, fighting back against injury, showing courage to the last […]

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FaithHealth in Davidson County Update

FaithHealth Transition Update And Introduction of New Personnel  Fellowship Hall, First Baptist Church, 201 West 3rd Ave., Lexington, NC Sunday, November 22  at 2:00pm Join the FaithHealth community for important and exciting updates. Welcome and Invocation: Ray Howell, Senior Minister, First Baptist Church Update and Personnel Transitions: Lee Dukes, Director, Department of Pastoral Care, Wake Forest Baptist Health-Lexington Medical […]

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Profile: Rev. Ginny Tobiassen

  Helping people share their vulnerability and their story By Les Gura Of all the stories Rev. Ginny Tobiassen has heard in the hospital, there is one opening sentence she remembers best: “The day I was diagnosed, it snowed all day.’’ To Tobiassen, associate pastor of Home Moravian Church in Winston-Salem, it sounded like the […]

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Profile: Rabbi Mark Strauss-Cohn

      How pastoral care heals ‘body and soul’ By Les Gura As a student at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Rabbi Mark Strauss-Cohn spent many hours in a hospital for a required clinical pastoral education, CPE, course. He and five fellow students would spend hours in the hospital, and then even more hours […]

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