The Way of Medicine

Dr. Farr A. Curlin joins Dr. Mike Chupp on this week’s CMDA Matters podcast to discuss his new book, The Way of Medicine, and present an alternative to the Provider of Services Model.

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Ethical Science and Western Death Culture pt2

Dr. David A. Prentice joins Dr. Mike Chupp and Dr. Jeff Barrows on this week’s CMDA Matters podcast to discuss further the ethical issues of medical research and the western culture of death.

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Ethical Science and Western Death Culture

Dr. David A. Prentice joins Dr. Mike Chupp and Dr. Jeff Barrows on this week’s CMDA Matters podcast to discuss ethical issues of medical research and the western culture of death.  

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New Religious Freedom Survey Provides Encouragement

An encouraging new nationwide poll reveals that Americans see religion as a core part of who they are and how they navigate trials, that they feel the faith community should play an even greater role in social justice and that elected officials should protect religious freedom.

Those are the key findings of my valued friends at Becket, the phenomenal public interest legal institute that has represented Little Sisters of the Poor, the Christian Medical Association and individuals of all kinds of religious persuasions from Anglicans to Zoroastrians.

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1st Amendment on College Campuses

Kim Colby joins Dr. Mike Chupp on today’s CMDA Matters podcast to discuss the present state of religious freedom on college campuses and the Department of Education’s new rule.

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Farr Curlin, MD: Contending Conscientiously for Good Medicine

Do you consider yourself to be a “preferred provider” of healthcare services? Dr. Farr Curlin discusses this trick question with Dr. Mike Chupp on the demoralization of medicine and the consequences of being a “provider” in this episode of CMDA Matters focusing on healthcare right of conscience.

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Medical Conscience Rights, Part 1

Per Alliance Defending Freedom: “Freedom of conscience means you are free to carry out your moral duty without fear of government coercion or punishment.”

Also, it need not be faith-based to count. Conscience is conscience, and these rights protect our atheist colleagues as they do us. Canadian philosopher Edward Tingley explains that conscience rights protect those who object to the norm of what even a majority thinks is right, and they apply when (1) a cogent claim can be made that (2) grave wrong is done. The claim of wrong needs only to be serious and defensible.

Conscience rights exist precisely to protect someone who disagrees with majority consensus. They specifically protect unpopular opinions. The objection needs only to be serious and defensible.

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Coronavirus Response Reveals Character of Governments

Conscience Freedoms Protect Against Ideological Agendas April 5, 2018

American novelist James Lane Allen wrote, “Adversity does not build character; it reveals it.” The response by the governments of countries around the world to the COVID-19 Coronavirus is revealing the fundamental character of those governments.

As the U.S., state and local governments and healthcare professionals labor tirelessly in compassionate and effective efforts to protect American citizens from the spreading COVID-19 Coronavirus, governments in certain countries instead are reportedly exposing persecuted religious groups to the threat.

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Luke Goodrich: Free To Believe

This week’s interview on CMDA Matters with Dr. Mike Chupp features Luke Goodrich, the author of Free to Believe: The Battle Over Religious Liberty in America. With rising threats to religious freedom and concerns that our beliefs will soon be marginalized, Luke Goodrich offers a reasoned, balanced, gospel-centered approach to religious freedom.

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How CMDA Made an Impact in Washington in 2019

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Since CMDA opened its Washington, D.C. federal public policy ministry office in 2000, God has opened doors for influence that have far exceeded all that we could ask or imagine. The following few highlights of last year (organized by months, with the most recent first) illustrate how God is using this ministry to advance kingdom values in our government.

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CDD STAT – Title X Family Planning Program

CDD STAT – Same-Sex Marriage CDD STAT | Marriage | Public Policy | Religious Freedom | Same-Sex Marriage

CDD STAT is a special edition of Christian Doctor’s Digest that is distributed when circumstances of an urgent nature occur. This is a great opportunity for you to submit a grant application to provide services through the Title X Family Planning Program. Applications are due January 14.

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Christian Doctor’s Digest – October 2017

Christian Doctor’s Digest – October 2017

In the October 2017 issue of Christian Doctor’s Digest, we delve into the issues of Religious Liberty, the Sexology Movement and World Missions. Former Congressman Joe Pitt shares about what has and is happening in Congress to protect Religious Liberty. In an eye-opening & sometimes EXPLICIT interview, Bill Shaw, MD informs us about how we can respond to the rapidly changing Sexology Movement. Will Rogers talks about the unprecedented opportunities being found today in Medical Missions.

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Christian Doctor’s Digest – November 2015

Religious Freedom

Explore ways to bolster the foundational blocks of religious liberty and family. Ken Carpenter discusses his movie, One Generation Away, and the fight to preserve our religious liberty in this country. Then Mark True, MD & Kim Hawthorne join us to tell us about a new CMDA retreat in Colorado to strengthen the bonds between fathers and their teenage children.

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CDD STAT – Same-Sex Marriage

CDD STAT – Same-Sex Marriage CDD STAT | Marriage | Public Policy | Religious Freedom | Same-Sex Marriage

In this special issue of Christian Doctor’s Digest STAT, Dr. David Steven discusses this issue with Dr. Ryan Anderson, the William E. Simon Senior Research Fellow in American Principles and Public Policy at the Heritage Foundation.

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