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Bishop Swanson to have surgery for prostate cancer

Bishop James Swanson, the episcopal leader of the Mississippi Episcopal Area, released a video last week announcing that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer and would be undergoing surgery on November 12, 2013. Swanson said he had released the statement so that the people of the Mississippi Annual Conference which he has served since […]

Swanson says men need new Christian identity

by Rich Peck* NASHVILLE, Tenn.––“Men are in search of a new Christian identity.” That’s what Mississippi Area Bishop James E. Swanson Sr. told the General Commission on United Methodist Men, at the conclusion of their Sept. 6-7 meeting in Nashville. Serving as chair of the 20-member commission, Swanson said that men are seeking to find […]