February is Black History Month which commemorates the considerable achievements and contributions of African Americans in the United States. And today on CMDA Matters Dr. Mike Chupp and Vice President of Campus and Community Ministries, Bill Reichart, talks with Dr. Omari Hodge about the efforts by CMDA to combat racism and embrace diversity.

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A Deeper Faith Al Weir, MD May 21, 2019

This week’s interview on CMDA Matters with Dr. Mike Chupp features Dr. Bruce Boria who is this year’s National Convention Bible Teacher. The theme of this interview could be called “Picking Up the Pieces,” as Bruce discusses how different aspects of his pastoral ministry have involved helping the body of Christ recover from the moral failures of a leader. How do you be strong and courageous when facing bad circumstances that could affect your calling from God? This interview is only a small taste of what he will be sharing with us at the CMDA National Convention in April in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Will technology usher in a new future, or have we gone too far? Unprecedented developments in bioengineering, biotechnology and biomedicine—breakthroughs that could improve the lives of people with debilitating diseases and injuries—can also serve as stepping-stones to technologies that can enhance human beings and alter human nature, raising fears about how biotechnologies could be misused. Should we discourage advances in biotechnology and bioengineering that can be used for human enhancement? Or should we take control of our own “evolution” and usher in a posthuman age? Is there another option?

In Humans 2.0, authors Fazale “Fuz” Rana and Kenneth Richard Samples open a window to the new world of human enhancement technologies and transhumanism, their promises, potential and pitfalls.

This week’s interview on CMDA Matters with Dr. Mike Chupp features Fazale “Fuz” Rana as we discuss this dilemma of technology.

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New Chinese Study Opens Ethical Can of Worms October 19, 2017

On the podcast this week, Dr. Mike Chupp is joined by CMDA’s Vice President of Campus & Community Ministries Bill Reichart as they chat with Zachary Meade. Zachary is a medical student at Carle Illinois College of Medicine, where he is also a CMDA student leader on his campus.

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Gene Editing to Make Better Human Beings? September 14, 2017

This week’s interview on CMDA Matters features Dr. Jean Wright, Chief Innovation Officer for all of Atrium Health in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is responsible for leading the advancement of innovation initiatives. Her focus is on working with teams to raise the bar for patient care and population health through human-centered design, business development and novel medical technologies.

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Death’s Sting September 18, 2018

Transgender has risen to the top of concerns that trouble our members. This interview with Dr. Andrè Van Mol will help you navigate the waters as you come in contact with patients who are struggling with their identity. In addition, our position statement on transgender identification can be found on our website at www.cmda.org/transgender, along with many other resources including blog articles that Dr. Van Mol has written.

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This week’s interview features one of our 2020 National Convention speakers, Dr. Christopher Yuan. His powerful testimony articulates a biblical view of sexuality through the narrative of his personal transformation from an agnostic gay man to a Bible professor. Not only does God turn his unbelief into belief, but God also freed him from the bondage of drugs and promiscuity. This inspirational story of redemption and grace transcends the topic of sexual identity touching on issues such as drug addiction, promiscuity, incarceration and HIV.

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