Christian Doctor’s Digest – January 2018
In this month’s episode, Dr. David Stevens chats with Laurence G. Worthen about physicians and dentists who share a common goal to fully integrate their Christian faith with professional practice and an update on Physician-Assisted Suicide in Canada. Also, Nathan D’Jiim discusses his work for the Lord.
Meet Our Guests
Laurence G. Worthen
Individual Interview Location within the program: 2:30
Laurence G. Worthen is the Executive Director of Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada (CMDS), an association of 1,650 Christian physicians and dentists who share a common goal to fully integrate their Christian faith with professional practice. Larry has served in this role since April 2012. Larry served in a variety of leadership roles in the non-profit sector and in the Nova Scotia provincial government prior to accepting his current role. Larry has a BA and a law degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax. He also has a MA in theology as well as a diploma in adult education. Larry has been married to Dr. Linda Gagnon since 1986. They have two children and four grandchildren. Larry has been an ordained Permanent Deacon in the Catholic Church since June 2012. He is assigned to St. John XXIII Parish in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. His ministry consists primarily of pastoral care, but he also assists the pastor in preaching and conducting baptisms, weddings and funerals.
Individual Interview Location: 25:40
Nathan D’Jiim was raised in South Africa as a third culture kid and then returned to the U.S. for college, where he met his wife (Carol) 43 years ago. After seminary, he pastored a church in Arizona for more than 20 years and, together with Carol, raised six wonderful children. Nathan stepped down from Senior Pastor to Associate Pastor to follow his dream of preparing and sending beautiful feet to the unreached world. Training Ordinary Apprentices to Go (TOAG) was birthed in the process, and hundreds have headed to the Muslim world in the last 17 years. He also serves on a foundation that sends him around the world to look into some of the most amazing movements to Christ of all time.