Dr. Harold Koenig, a professor of psychiatry at Duke University and one of the foremost voices in the research on the effects of spirituality and health joins Dr. Mike Chupp on this week’s episode of CMDA Matters.Read More
We’re re-releasing an episode from 2021 with Dr. Carl Trueman in advance of the 2022 CMDA National Convention, where Dr. Trueman will be speaking about his book The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self.Read More
Lori Kuykendall joins Dr. Mike Chupp and Dr. Jeff Barrows on this week’s CMDA Matters podcast to talk about the Medical Institute for Sexual Health’s efforts to launch and distribute new K-12 education standards for optimal sexual development.Read More
What is the state of marriage in Western society? How did we get there? What are the implications for the worldwide body of believers?
We began this series in June discussing a report from a study committee of the Presbyterian Church in America calling for a biblically based and scientifically valid sexual apologetic. Across a vast range of hot-button issues, beliefs about human sexuality create the greatest divide between Christianity and the secular community. Within the church there is persuasive evidence that sexual issues are a major contributing factor to declining church participation and membership. Let’s turn our attention now to the issue of marriage.Read More
Conscience rights are constitutional priorities as well as professional and personal necessities for free people, and these enjoy strong and historic support from the legislature, executive branch and judiciary. They are worth defending, especially when misrepresented and misunderstood.Read More
Same-sex sexual expression is sinful, but what about same-sex attractions? As a new Christian, I had defined attraction to be equivalent to tempta¬tion. Therefore, I believed that all same-sex attractions were not sinful—because temptations were not sinful. However, I realized not everyone defined attraction the same.Read More
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.Read More
The “Parent Resource Guide: Responding to the Transgender Issue” is a just-released project of the Minnesota Family Council available gratis at www.GenderResourceGuide.com. Print copies can be purchased as well.
It is endorsed by organizations right (Heritage Foundation and Family Policy Alliance), center (Kelsey Coalition and Parents of ROGD Kids) and left (Women’s Liberation Front). Their stated common concerns are the “negative consequences that result when society regards bodily sex as irrelevant,” and the belief that “public schools should never feel pressured to force boys and girls to sacrifice their bodily privacy, promote unscientific theories about human biology, or celebrate ideas that place young children on a path to chemical sterilization or cosmetic ‘gender confirmation’ surgery.” I was honored to be one of many who were invited to help shape its content.