Christian Doctor’s Digest – October 2017


Christian Doctor's Digest is the premier audio resource for Christian healthcare professionals. Hosted by CMDA CEO Dr. David Stevens, it is an audio magazine released six times each year to all of our members. It includes a variety of interviews with experts in various fields pertaining to Christian healthcare professionals.

Topics include bioethics, healthcare missions, financial stewardship, marriage, family and much more. Dr. John Patrick, J. P. Moreland, and Chuck Colson are among the many guests who have appeared on Christian Doctor's Digest.

In this month’s podcast, we'll talk to U.S. Representative Joe Pitts served in Congress for 20 years, retiring in 2017 as a respected statesman about religious freedom. Also, we'll hear from Dr. Bill Shaw who has penned books such as "Don’t Call It Love: Recovery from Sexual Addiction." And in addition, We'll talk with Will Rogers about the Remedy Medical Missions Conference.

Joe Pitts

Congressman Joseph R. Pitts

Individual Interview Location within the program: 1:25

U.S. Representative Joe Pitts served in Congress for 20 years, retiring in 2017 as a respected statesman known for his strong Christian faith and his commitment to advancing Judeo-Christian values in government and society. He was raised by missionary parents in the Philippines before returning to the U.S. to attend Asbury University, where he met Ginny, his wife of more than 50 years. After several years of teaching middle and high school math and science, he joined the U.S. Air Force and served three tours of duty in Vietnam. He was elected to the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in 1972. Then he was elected to Congress in 1996. He chaired the Values Action Team for 19 years and he also chaired the House Subcommittee on Health, advocating for pro-life, pro-family legislation and religious freedom for all Americans. Having served on the frontlines of the culture and legislative wars for the last 40 years, Joe has a unique insight into the proper role of Christians in public life and government and how to effectively advocate for our religious freedoms and values.

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Bill Shaw, MD

Individual Interview Location: 26:05

Dr. Bill Shaw received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in 1988 and his medical degree from Emory University in 1992. He completed his pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati in 1995 and was in private practice for two years before leaving and completing a primary care sports medicine fellowship in 1998. After completing his fellowship, he practiced pediatrics and pediatric sports medicine and taught medical students and residents while working at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida. He has worked at VCU Health Systems in Richmond, Virginia since 2005. His particular interest in the LGBT movement, or rather the sexology movement, began in 2002, with a position statement posted by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). That interest would accelerate in 2008 in response to a booklet entitled “Just the Facts,” which was sent out to some 16,000 school superintendents with the help of the AAP. The press release for this was posted on the AAP website at 12:01 a.m. EST, Thursday, February 14, 2008, although he did not learn of the document’s existence, despite being a Fellow of the AAP, until August of that year and only through his concurrent membership in the American College of Pediatricians. He is currently a board member of the ACP, serving a second term.

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Will Rogers

Individual Interview Location: 55:10

Will Rogers studied economics and Bible at Milligan College and served as the student government president. Following graduation, Will took a leadership position with Focus on the Family, working with some the nation’s most talented college leaders in a leadership development program. After the Focus Leadership Institute, Will moved to Florida to serve as the Chief Operating Officer of Christian Financial Services, assisting in developing strategy, marketing initiatives and operational procedures. Opportunities continued in the development of an international internship program for college students through various global partners. In 2006 Will began working with the Global Missions Health Conference and has overseen its redesign, partnership strategies and launch of the community website. Will works with various other organizations to assist them in building strong paths for execution on a variety of field, projects and continents. Will also continued working with Focus on the Family in building the global partnership network of 22 offices and best practice sharing as he provided oversight for global innovations. Will continues to work with organizations to develop strategies for engagement and technology solutions.

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