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Mission in the Mess

By Al Weir, MD | May 28, 2024

“…Instead I am single-minded: Forgetting the things that are behind and reaching out for the things that are ahead, with this goal in mind, I strive toward the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:13-14, NET).

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Seasoned

By Al Weir, MD | May 22, 2024

“Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person” (Colossians 4:6, NIV).

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Grabbing For Jesus

By Al Weir, MD | May 14, 2024

“As for other matters, brothers and sisters, pray for us that the message of the Lord may spread rapidly and be honored…” (2 Thessalonians 3:1, NASB).

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On the Side: May 2024

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | May 8, 2024

The best title of all to have, I think, is the title of “Redeemed.” No matter what other titles we may have, no matter how noble or glorious they are, compared to Redeemed, they all seem to shrink in importance.

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The WPDC Annual Gathering

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | May 7, 2024

June 2, 2024
The Annual WPDC Gathering Online Zoom event! If you ever feel frazzled or frustrated by the responsibilities and tasks involved in being a woman, being a physician, dentist, or other health professional, then this gathering is for YOU!

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Excellence

By Al Weir, MD | May 7, 2024

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters” (Colossians 3:23, NIV).

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God’s Sandwich

By Al Weir, MD | April 30, 2024

One of my favorite patients is a part-time pastor. At the beginning of his visit this week, he shared a frustrating story from the day before. “I was standing in the line at Subway, telling the woman how to fix my sandwich.

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Unavailable

By Al Weir, MD | April 23, 2024

I stepped into the fellows’ room to share a bit of wisdom: “You guys are not yet practicing medicine but will get there soon enough. Let me tell you how to build your practice.

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The Debasement of Title IX

By Jeffrey Barrows, DO, MA (Bioethics) | April 23, 2024

The latest update to Title IX regulations, introduced by the Biden Administration, will be devastating for women’s sports.

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Augustine College West

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | April 22, 2024

October 20-25, 2024
Augustine College West Coast-The Intellectual Roots of Medicine: Whose Evidence? Which Medicine? Beyond Evidence Based Medicine. Explore the Intellectual Roots of Medicine with John Patrick, MD.

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8 Principles of Sound Christian Thinking

By Steven Willing, MD | April 22, 2024

Beliefs have consequences. All other things being equal, false beliefs have worse consequences. Pick any issue on which people are divided. COVID treatments? Sexuality? Evolution? It doesn’t matter what.

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Opioid and Substance Use Disorder Identification & Treatment

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | April 18, 2024

2023-2025
CE COURSE AVAILABLE: The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 reauthorized major funding sources for substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery services and included three bills intended to facilitate the integration of behavioral health and primary care.

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Scholarship | Wayne & Vivian Day Mission’s Scholarship

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | April 16, 2024

To provide financial assistance for future medical, dental and other students to participate on their first Global Health Outreach short-term medical missions experience; enabling them to become familiar with the cultural, social, spiritual, medical and dental needs in developing countries while allowing them to serve the underserved and to train and mentor the next generation of missionaries in the name of Jesus.

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CMDA Northeast Regional Retreat

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | April 16, 2024

October 25-27, 2024
“The 4 M’s of Medicine” is the theme for this year’s Northeast Retreat – held at the Sandy Cove Conference Center, North East, Maryland, for current / future healthcare professionals seeking to bring the hope and healing of Christ to the world.

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Pentecost

By Al Weir, MD | April 16, 2024

He was cancer free but suffering from complications of therapy. “This ain’t nothing,” he declared. “In the 80s I was shooting up drugs every day. I would find myself watching my hand inject the drugs and tell it to stop, but it wouldn’t. I even tried to commit suicide. I took an extra-large dose of the drug and injected it.

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Hope-Hopping

By Al Weir, MD | April 10, 2024

“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure…” (Hebrews 6:19, NIV).

We reviewed his CT in our multidisciplinary conference after treating his cancer with radioembolization.

I brought him good news: “Right now, I’m optimistic. There’s no evidence of cancer on your scan.”

He replied, “Optimist nothing, Doc. God said, ‘It is finished,’ and that’s all I need. That’s where my hope lies.”

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Xenotransplantation: What’s New and Should We Be Concerned?

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | April 9, 2024

In the last month, a patient with kidney failure was discharged from the hospital, off dialysis, with a new kidney—from a genetically modified pig. What an incredible accomplishment.

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On the Side: April 2024

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | April 8, 2024

Moving is an art form. It’s also an invitation to be gentle with ourselves and fall into the arms of Grace.

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Responding to ACOG…Again

By Steven A. Foley, MD | April 4, 2024

On February 27, 2024, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) released a “Consensus Statement on Threats to Reproductive and Maternal Health Care.” ACOG and 12 other organizations act as though they are speaking on behalf of all OB/Gyns to further their agenda that abortion is healthcare. I would like to respond, because they do not speak on my behalf.

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Mentoring With A Coach Approach (October)

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | April 3, 2024

October 30-31, 2024
This 5-week course introduces a framework that utilizes a “coach approach” to mentoring, with an emphasis on a reflective process that nurtures well-being.

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Mentoring With A Coach Approach (August)

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | April 3, 2024

August 23-24, 2024
This 2-Day Intensive introduces a framework that utilizes a “coach approach” to mentoring, with an emphasis on a reflective process that nurtures well-being.

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The Convergence 2024

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | April 2, 2024

September 19-21, 2024
Join us as we integrate theological and medical perspectives on caring for those struggling with addiction.

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Hanging By a Thread

By Al Weir, MD | April 2, 2024

“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all” (2 Corinthians 4:17, NIV).

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GCDC

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | April 2, 2024

This inaugural Great Commission Dental Conference will feature over thirty presenters, speaking on a wide range of topics – short term mission trips, long term ministry, teaching trips, private practice ministry, community clinic involvement, missionary dental equipment, funding missionary activity, et cetera. There will be something for everyone at this meeting, including sweet fellowship with others of like mind from across the country and around the world. All dental personnel and students are invited to join us for this unique meeting of Christian dental professionals!

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Why You Need Church

By Amy Givler, MD | March 28, 2024

A 2023 report by Pew Research Center reported that 13 percent of Americans reported attending in-person worship services in the summer of 2020. I was not one of them. Until we had a vaccine, I did not want people gathering in groups.

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Gracefully Broken

By Al Weir, MD | March 26, 2024

“The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise” (Psalm 51:17, ESV).

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LGBTQIA+ and the Political Divide

By Elizabeth Woning | March 21, 2024

To many, the Sexual Revolution evokes nothing more than memories of the summer of love, the emergence of contraception and the “freedom” for sexual expression. However, after years of warnings by Christian cultural commentators, the Sexual Revolution has overtaken the mainstream.

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The Nudge

By Al Weir, MD | March 19, 2024

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8, NIV).

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Bulvarism and Bias: Responding to Flawed Scholarship

By Stephen Perona, PharmD, BCEMP, BCPS | March 18, 2024

In early 2023, I read the article “Gender bias in postgraduate year one pharmacy letters of recommendation” published by in the Journal of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. The analysis contained methodological flaws, and it presented conclusions that were not derived from the evidence presented.

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Dr. T. Bob and Janis Davis Dental Student Scholarship Fund

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | March 14, 2024

Dr. T. Bob and Janis Davis Dental Student Scholarship Fund

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Fickle Faith

By Al Weir, MD | March 12, 2024

He is one of our few remaining World War II heroes at 97—a retired pastor, still alert, able to walk with a cane, writing great stories about his life and sharing wisdom that only comes with experience.

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The Status of Frozen Children

By Jeffrey Barrows, DO, MA (Bioethics) | March 11, 2024

Anyone paying close attention to current events has likely heard about the Alabama Supreme Court decision declaring that frozen embryos created through IVF are legally children under the state’s constitution. The legal case arose when a person unauthorized by an IVF clinic destroyed frozen embryos from three Alabama couples who later filed a lawsuit against the clinic.

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ACOG Doesn’t Speak on My Behalf

By Steven A. Foley, MD | March 7, 2024

In this statement, ACOG is calling for “the ability of every patient to access abortion when they need it…,” while further claiming that “abortion is an essential part of comprehensive healthcare.” As a practicing OB/Gyn, I again cannot stand by and let this organization speak on my behalf.

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I Need to Do Better

By Al Weir, MD | March 5, 2024

He is one of our few remaining World War II heroes at 97—a retired pastor, still alert, able to walk with a cane, writing great stories about his life and sharing wisdom that only comes with experience.

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C.A.S.E.

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | March 5, 2024

Key Result Area Introducing CMDA’s Community Our outreach ministries are dedicated to transforming the lives of healthcare professionals just like you through evangelism and discipleship.   The core of CMDA’s ministry happens in local communities where healthcare professionals, residents and students live out the character of Christ. Campus & Community Specialty Sections Dental Ministries Women Physicians & Dentists Side By Side What Area(s) of CMDA…

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On the Side: March 2024

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | March 4, 2024

I hear Wade talk about his interviews for residency sometimes. I hear him describe flying to a centralized location in the Southeast and renting a car. I hear him describe traveling from program to program to hit as many schools with one flight as possible.

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Great Commission Dental Conference

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | March 4, 2024

October 4-5, 2024
The Christian Dental Association, in conjunction with the Christian Dental Society, invites dental professionals across the country to join us for this unique event which will focus on proclaiming the love of Christ locally and internationally through dentistry.

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Sophisticated Lies Endanger Everyone—Black, Brown, White and Other

By Nicole D. Hayes | March 4, 2024

Language can be cloak and dagger—particularly when that “old serpent” is speaking who is none other than Satan. He is the father of lies, as noted in John 8:44. He is the original liar. Adam and Eve experienced Satan’s craftiness firsthand when he asked Eve in Genesis 3:1, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” and then went on to lie and say to her in Genesis 3:4, “You will not certainly die” (NIV).

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GMHC 2024

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | February 27, 2024

November 7-9, 2024
The GMHC is the world’s largest gathering of healthcare professionals, students, and organizations dedicated to healthcare missions. This annual three-day conference features breakout sessions, plenary speakers, exhibitors, and special events. It’s the premier event to learn, connect, and build relationships that help advance the Kingdom through medical missions.

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The Squeeze

By Al Weir, MD | February 27, 2024

Is the juice worth the squeeze? This is a reasonable question to ask about following Christ, and Jesus encouraged His followers to do so.

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Eutychus

By Al Weir, MD | February 20, 2024

The battle between faith and science is a battle in people’s minds, not between two great opposing forces. In my discussion with her, she shared her faith in God and the spiritual. “I’ve seen spiritual healing,” she said. I then tried my best to lay out for her my understanding of the integration of faith and science in healing.

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Does Acceptance of “Deep Time” or Evolution Imperil Christian Belief?

By Steven Willing, MD | February 15, 2024

Does acceptance of evolution or geological time imperil Christian belief? The evidence says no. But guess what does?

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Multiplication

By Al Weir, MD | February 14, 2024

I received this message from a young Albanian physician I had not seen for many years: “Hello, brother. As I am reading your book (which I borrowed from my brother’s wife). I cannot help but thank you for your mission in Albania. In March 2016, I came to the Lord in one of the conferences in Durres. That led to my mom, her mom, my brother, my cousin, my father, my other cousin coming to Christ!” As I learned more, it became clear I had not been the one who led her to Christ, but I had been present as part of the team. What amazes me about her story is the beautiful way God works if we just show up.

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Lifetime

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | February 13, 2024

When you become a member of CMDA you are joining the largest community of Christian Healthcare professionals in the world!

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Painful Redirections

By Al Weir, MD | February 13, 2024

There are times we want things badly: good things, even Godly things, that God has not chosen for us. The tearing away of those dreams is painful but not evil if we leave God in charge.

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The Case for Conscience

By Anna Pilato, MA | February 12, 2024

The United States has long been a beacon of freedom in the world, and it has held the hope of a better life even before it was an independent nation. We see this exhibited in history when the Pilgrims left Europe in 1620 to come to the New World.

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How Then Should We Live?

By JC Bicek | February 8, 2024

What does the Bible say about the body in light of today’s gender confusion? How then do you think we should live? While not new, a form of a gnostic dualism is ascendent in our world today. Our postmodern culture has rallied behind a two-tiered view of the human being, promoting the mind or consciousness at the expense of the body.

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The Ethical Healthcare Professional

By Robert E. Cranston, MD, MA (Ethics) | February 8, 2024

No one would choose to be treated by an unethical healthcare professional. So, how do we as established healthcare professionals go about teaching the next generation of caregivers how to behave ethically, and what are some of the most important areas we should focus on in education?

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Broken Legs and Grenades

By Al Weir, MD | February 6, 2024

We can’t always hide from the huge cruelty of life. It’s always there, mixed in with the great wonder and joy of life—a brokenness seeping up up from the soil of our fallen world.

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On the Side: February 2024

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | February 6, 2024

We all need advice, and from time to time we may even look for it. The question is, where should we seek it? The Internet? The Bible? Our pastor? A friend? A family member? Where can a Christian find godly advice?

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Marriage Enrichment Weekend Conference – Grand Rapids

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | February 2, 2024

October 4-6, 2024
The effects of today’s healthcare professions have taken its toll on marriages. Increasing time pressures, fiscal burdens, continuing education requirements and countless demands have made building strong marriage relationships all the more difficult.

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An Invitation to Sign the IFTCC International Declaration on Therapeutic and Pastoral Choice

By Andrè Van Mol, MD | February 1, 2024

The International Foundation for Therapeutic and Counselling Choice (IFTCC) and their global community of member mental health and medical professionals have authored “An International Declaration on ‘Conversion Therapy’ and Therapeutic Choice,” proposing that “Signatories of this International Declaration call upon our governments, local authorities, human rights, media and religious organisations, to recognise that the right to self-determination is an established principle of international law, and therefore must include the right to shape and develop one’s own sexual identity, feelings and associated behaviours, and to receive support to do so.”

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Beautiful Mornings

By Al Weir, MD | January 31, 2024

We can’t always hide from the huge cruelty of life. It’s always there, mixed in with the great wonder and joy of life—a brokenness seeping up up from the soil of our fallen world.

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Voice of Advocacy

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | January 30, 2024

As Christians in healthcare, we glorify God by serving as a voice for the vulnerable. And that voice is now being featured on a new podcast from CMDA. The Voice of Advocacy is a monthly podcast hosted by CMDA’s Senior Vice President of Bioethics Jeff Barrows, DO, MA (Ethics), and it features members of the Advocacy team and special guests. Listen to learn more about Advocacy’s grassroots efforts at the state and federal level, legal and legislative victories, plus learn how you can be involved in achieving justice for the vulnerable.

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900 Professors?

By Steven A. Foley, MD | January 30, 2024

I am responding to the January 2024 article in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology entitled, “A statement on abortion by 900 professors of obstetrics and gynecology after the reversal of Roe v. Wade.”

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Pre-Field Orientation for New Healthcare Missionaries

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | January 29, 2024

November 4-7, 2024
Pre-Field is a can’t-miss opportunity for soon-to-be healthcare missionaries. You’ll learn how to transition into life on the field and serve God effectively for the long run.

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How Long is Grief?

By Amy Givler, MD | January 25, 2024

How long is grief? I guess what I’m really asking is, “Does grief ever end?”

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Enlightening the View

By Jeffrey Barrows, DO, MA (Bioethics) | January 24, 2024

Since the overturn of Roe v. Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization in June 2022, the acrimony within the abortion debate has increased exponentially, accompanied by a marked increase in the amount of misinformation contained in the debate.

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The Core of Things

By Al Weir, MD | January 23, 2024

The Core of Things | Weekly Devotions by Al Weir, MD | “She was a medical student and a new Christian. She came with a small group of Christian students from Macedonia to our Albanian student evangelism conference. Small in stature, smart and soft-spoken, she rarely spoke up in our small discussion group of mixed Muslim, orthodox, atheist and agnostic students.”

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Boldness or Respect?

By Al Weir, MD | January 16, 2024

“Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold” (2 Corinthians 3:12, NIV).

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5 Smart & Powerful Reasons to Give from Your Will

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | January 11, 2024

Your completed will is both an important and powerful document. Through it, you can provide for your loved ones’ needs and transfer your God-given resources in a way that reflects your faith and values.

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Stopping the Pain and Saving Lives: Successful Treatments for Sickle Cell Disease

By David Prentice, PhD | January 10, 2024

As Christians in healthcare, we must hold fast to the belief that all life holds value, and all human beings are made in the Imago Dei. To veer from that belief is to allow room for the lie that some lives are not worth living.

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Texting Prayers

By Al Weir, MD | January 9, 2024

I caught myself misusing my prayer life today. A friend whose mother is very ill sent a text and asked for prayers. I immediately replied by text, “Praying for you now,” and I lifted up a quick one.

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We are committed to giving support, training, and equipping to Christian mentors and mentoring throughout every community within our CMDA ministry. We are accomplishing this through online and in-person training, by curating and creating mentoring resources for our CMDA mentors and helping to connect mentors will potential mentees.

Mentoring

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | January 8, 2024

We are committed to giving support, training, and equipping to Christian mentors and mentoring throughout every community within our CMDA ministry. We are accomplishing this through online and in-person training, by curating and creating mentoring resources for our CMDA mentors and helping to connect mentors will potential mentees.

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Discussing Difficult Cases

By Steven A. Foley, MD | January 8, 2024

As Christians in healthcare, we must hold fast to the belief that all life holds value, and all human beings are made in the Imago Dei. To veer from that belief is to allow room for the lie that some lives are not worth living.

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Christian Medical & Dental Associations praises appeals court decision that protects conscience freedoms

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | January 4, 2024

Bristol, Tenn.—January 4, 2024—Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA), which is the nation’s largest faith-based professional healthcare association, today announced a pivotal victory from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit that protects the conscience freedoms of healthcare professionals from being forced to perform abortions.

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What Good Has Christianity Ever Done for the World?

By Andrè Van Mol, MD | January 4, 2024

This Advent season and new year, it’s fitting to reflect on what came of Christ’s coming. How did it change the world for the good? Foundational tenants—fundamentals, if you will—are key, and those of Christian biblical faith ignited a cultural revolution that continues to this day.

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Friend or Professional: Who Should Carry Out My Estate Plan?

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | January 4, 2024

Should you consider someone you know or turn to a professional? Both options have their advantages.

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Eternity in Our Hearts

By Al Weir, MD | January 3, 2024

Our Christmas schedule was different this year. Helped by a day off for bronchitis, I had more time to reflect; and I did so, remembering many healthcare professionals, and others, who have impacted my life for Christ through the moments I have spent with them.

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On the Side: January 2024

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | January 3, 2024

I finished school many years ago. My children are almost grown. My youngest is a senior in high school. There are no grandchildren on my horizon to date. Yet, I still put the new crayons in my shopping buggy at least once a year. There is just something wondrous about a brand-new box.

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Italy Tour – Following Paul to Rome

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | January 3, 2024

October 5-15, 2024
Come join us on the Appian Way as we follow in the footsteps of Paul from Naples to Rome. Roman culture influenced the life of Jesus and the apostles. Paul’s journey led him to Rome. Sharing the gospel in the city of Rome was perhaps his most ambitious logistical goal—bringing “good news” to the capital of the world! Rome was where he was imprisoned and later martyred.

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1946: The Mistranslation that Had Absolutely No Effect on Anything

By Steven Willing, MD | January 2, 2024

This December marks the official theatrical release of 1946: The Mistranslation That Shifted Culture. According to Tim Malloy of MovieMaker magazine, “This film may change your mind about homosexuality and the Bible—if you watch it.”[1] Will it? Should it?

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A Guide to Your Family Meeting

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | December 27, 2023

A family meeting is a proactive way to protect your loved ones from the uncertainty and drama that too many families navigate after someone passes away.

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First Things First

By Al Weir, MD | December 26, 2023

The family structure, grounded in a foundation of parental respect, is at the center of God’s plan for humanity. The more we mess with it, the more our culture will crumble. The more we honor it, the more we will be individually blessed. It comes with a promise.

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Goldilocks Faith

By Al Weir, MD | December 19, 2023

Blaise Pascal said, “I do not ask for health or sickness or life or death: I ask that you dispose of my health, sickness, my life, and death—for your glory, for my salvation, for the use of the church and the saints of which I am a part…Give to me, take away from me, but make my will conform to yours.”

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3 Big Questions to Ask About Your Will

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | December 18, 2023

A completed will or trust provides a wonderful opportunity to honor God and provide for your family. Through it, you can also give in a meaningful way to CMDA and the other causes close to your heart.

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Intentionality

By Al Weir, MD | December 12, 2023

Yesterday morning was Saturday. I was on call for morning rounds. On my drive in, I asked the Lord to let me speak the name of Jesus to at least one person that day. After rounds, I made it to the second half of my granddaughter’s basketball game, and then a friend called.

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Stirring Up Fear Unnecessarily

By Steven A. Foley, MD | December 12, 2023

This article questions the ethics and the challenges to female physicians’ well-being of hosting professional meetings in states where abortion is restricted. 

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Resources

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | December 11, 2023

CMDA Bookstore and Logo Merchandise ORDER BOOKSTORE ITEMS HERE ORDER LOGO MERCH HERE

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Why God Invented Swimming Pools

By Al Weir, MD | December 5, 2023

A Christian physician, whom I should not name for safety reasons, told me of God’s faithfulness to complete that which He had started. He and his wife have led a ministry to Afghanistan for many years that included medical care, personal evangelism and hospice development. When the U.S. pulled out of Afghanistan, their ability to continue ministry in person was torn from them.

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On the Side: December 2023

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | December 4, 2023

We drove to Mississippi from Chicago while in medical school. We had three under two and knew we probably wouldn’t make it the entire way in one day but weren’t exactly sure how far we would make it. And so, we decided to drive until we had to stop. It was a great decision right up until the triplets were past exhausted and there was not one hotel room to be found. Not one.

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Organized Medicine and the Response to Dobbs: Seeking Crucial and Constructive Conversations

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | November 30, 2023

On June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a landmark decision in which the court held that the U.S. Constitution does not confer a right to abortion.[1] A number of medical professional organizations responded to the decision with public statements. These responses were framed around themes including affirmation of patient autonomy, protection of the doctor-patient relationship, preservation of abortion experience in the training environment and protection of disparately affected populations.

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Doctors as gods (and What to Do About It)

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | November 30, 2023

A group of colleagues and myself met recently to discuss episode 16 of CMDA’s Faith Prescriptions video series at a Christian clinic in Yorktown, Virginia. Episode leader Dr. Farr Curlin states regarding the practice of medicine, “We should make use of it, it’s a gift of God, but don’t put our hope in it, as if it is the physician who saves.”

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Volunteering: It’s a Lifestyle

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | November 30, 2023

When you first begin considering the idea of volunteering, the simple thought might be overwhelming for a busy healthcare professional who’s trying to balance obligations at work, at home, at church, in the clinic, on campus and across a host of other areas. It’s no surprise that many of us in healthcare would steer far away from volunteering because there are just not enough hours in the day, not to mention enough margin in our schedules.

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Commit and Engage – Letter from the President

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | November 30, 2023

I came to know Christ my first week in college at University of California, Davis (UC Davis). I wasn’t in a bad place or even seeking out spiritual fulfillment, but I was intrigued by my next-door dorm neighbor who was definitely high on something. It happened to be Jesus.

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CMDA Today – Winter 2023

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | November 30, 2023

In the winter 2023 edition of CMDA Today, Dr. Karl Benzio shares how to help patients navigate the extremely complex route to detransition. Plus, discover practical ways to advocate for the sanctity of life, how to use Faith Prescriptions to develop realistic patient expectations, how to follow God’s calling to serve others and more.

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Pitching Our Tents in This Present Darkness

By Nicole D. Hayes | November 30, 2023

This clashing of worldviews calls me and other believers to confront darkness more often than we would prefer as we demonstrate and promote God’s truth and love in a world that pursues destructive answers for healing in the brokenness of our fallen humanity. Such healing only comes through a spiritual transformation, such that we are conformed to the mind of Christ (Romans 12:2).

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MRI

By Al Weir, MD | November 28, 2023

“He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him” (Psalm 40:3, NIV).

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The 100th Birthday Party

By Amy Givler, MD | November 22, 2023

Permit me to humbly suggest the following: If you are ever invited to a 100th birthday party, consider attending. And if the centenarian is one of your dearly departed mother’s most treasured friends, do whatever you can to attend.

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WPDC 2024 Annual Conference

By Christian Medical & Dental Associations® | November 21, 2023

September 5-8, 2024
Come join us for our 2024 conference in Branson, Missouri with the theme: “God Empowered-Beyond Your Wildest Dreams!” Open to all female healthcare professionals.

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A Song from the Heart

By Al Weir, MD | November 21, 2023

“He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him” (Psalm 40:3, NIV).

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A Reflection on Friends, Mortality and Eternity

By Autumn Dawn Galbreath, MD, MBA | November 20, 2023

I was surprised that the death of a celebrity, whom I did not know and was not likely to ever meet, caused such deep reflection. And yet, these kinds of moments in life always seem to do that. It’s as if we forget from day to day that our human bodies are, in fact, mortal and our days here are truly numbered.

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Four New Books Dealing with Transgenderism

By Andrè Van Mol, MD | November 16, 2023

Publications exposing transgender ideology and its capture of academics, medicine, the entertainment industry, government and the business sector are picking up steam. What we might term the breakout books, those that caught traction and burst onto the public square addressing and countering the whirlwind of transgenderism.

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