The Church is Sick — It’s Time to Heal

In this article for Medium, Duke TMC alumna Danielle Ellis writes about the cancer of racism that is destroying the church. “I am a surgeon in-training. In surgical training, we learn how to take care of patients with surgical diseases from trauma to appendicitis to cancer. Cancer is a particularly complex disease, and one of […]

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TMC Fellow Brendan Johnson wins Kenan Moral Purpose Award

Congratulations to TMC Fellow Brendan Johnson, winner of the Kenan Moral Purpose Award, for his essay, “Moral Medicine.” The essay describes how his studies in Social Medicine and Liberation Theology led him to question the inherent value structure of professional medicine, realizing, “the status of the poor becomes the ethical standard by which we measure […]

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Ethical Medicine Means Getting Political

In this opinion piece for the Hastings Center, TMC Fellow Brendan Johnson explores how COVID-19 brings into view the political dimensions of truly ethical medicine. “Dilemmas that clinicians face in the coronavirus pandemic–who gets the ventilator, the 80-year-old grandmother or the 20-year-old student?–are the bread and butter of mainstream bioethics. In medical school, my classmates […]

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How do we find peace in our anxious moment?

The Duke and UNC chapters of The Veritas Forum are hosting a virtual conversation featuring Dr. Warren Kinghorn, Dr. Nii Addy, and Dr. Michelle Kirtley entitled, “How do we find peace in our anxious moment?” The conversation will explore God and mental health amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Warren Kinghorn is the Esther Colliflower Associate […]

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Waiting for Renewal: Holy Saturday and COVID-19

by Anna Berry and Jenna Frush This week, Christians around the globe observe the arrival of Holy Week. Maundy Thursday marks the washing of feet, the breaking of bread, and the drinking of wine. On Good Friday, forty days of fasting and penance culminate in the crucifixion, with Easter Sunday celebrations following a short forty-eight […]

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COVID-19 can change our individualistic view of health and wellness

In an op-ed for The Tennessean, TMC Fellowship alumnus Benjamin Frush, MD, discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic challenges our culture’s individualistic view of health. “As the country continues to grapple with the COVID 19 pandemic, it seems that our attempts to mitigate the virus’ spread through social distancing are being only partially adhered to, prompting local governments to enact more restrictive measures. Preview Like others in the […]

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