Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of Entrepreneurial Christians who Shaped the Roots of Western Health Care

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Thursday, May 4
Fellowship & Heavy Hors d’Oeuvres 6-7 pm
Lecture 7-8 pm
Panel and Q&A 8-8:30 pm
Mike and Linda Curb Medical Learning Center

Saint Thomas West Hospital
4220 Harding Road
Nashville, TN 37205

  • follow signs on our campus to the Seton Parking Garage
  • Take the elevators in the garage to the hospital entrance.              
  • From there, follow signs through the main corridor to the “Medical Learning Center.”

Who: All are welcome!  Students, Nurses, Doctors, Trainees, Family and Friends! 

What: We are co-hosting with Siloam, CMA, SSCD and St. Thomas an awesome new lecture series on May 4. Our first lecture in this new series will be about the history of the church and its role in the formation of Western medicine called Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of Entrepreneurial Christians who Shaped the Roots of Western Health Care. Our speaker will be Gary B. Ferngren, PhD, professor of history at Oregon State University and professor of the history of medicine in the I. M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University. He has written numerous volumes on the History of the Church and medicine. Please RSVP below…

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Church History and Med

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Nicaragua 2017

If you have any interest in all in going to Nicaragua with MCF  this summer (Augustus 4-11) please join us at an information meeting on January 10 at 6:30 at Dr. Stack’s home (3109 Acklen Avenue, Nashville, TN). Please join us! In the mean time check out this video from last year’s trip…


Email Brian (briandpugh@gmail.com) if you have any questions.

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Doctors Fail to Address Patients’ Spiritual Needs

Interesting article about Doctors and their (in)ability to talk about matters of faith…

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Nicaragua 2016

Interested in going to Nicaragua this summer on a missions trip with MCF? Here are the tentative details…

But first check out our promo video: Nicaragua Video

Dates: August 5-13, 2016 (see calendar below)

Cost: $1950/person (this will include the cost of the flight, room and board, translators, in-country transportation, medications)

For More information: Email larry.stack@vanderbilt.edu or briandpugh@gmail.com. There will be an application that will be available soon. 

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Busyness (Crazy Busy Summary)

Here is the PowerPoint from Brian’s talk on Monday, August 24.

If you would like to check out the book Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung click here. It is worth a read! Click here for the free study guide.

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Welcome to Nashville Presentation

Here is Kate’s Welcome to Nashville Presentation. Enjoy and feel free to email us with suggestions!

Nashville Tour

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How Shall We Then Practice?

Medicine as Gift, Power and Christian Vocation

by Farr A. Curlin, MD
Today’s Christian Doctor – Winter 2010

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in the journal Health & Development, published by the Christian Community Health Fellowship (CCHF), information about which can be found at: www.cchf.org.

What is medicine? Is it a science? Is it a profession? Is it an industry? What has the Christian tradition to say about medicine? And does what the Christian tradition says really matter in the end? In hopes of beginning to address these questions, this essay explores three Christian metaphors which apply to the practice of medicine, namely medicine as gift, medicine as power, and medicine as vocation. For each metaphor, I will attempt to identify errors and blind spots toward which we are prone, point to resources within the Christian tradition for correcting our mistakes, and suggest some very preliminary steps toward what I hope is a way forward.

Click here to read the entire article…

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