The Person and Identity Project

Mary Hasson from the Ethics and Public Policy Center talks about the Person and Identity Project, which she co-founded and directs.

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The Receding Waters of the Transgender Tsunami

Dr. Jill Simons and Dr. Andre VanMol talk about the “Doctors Protecting Children” Declaration which challenges the prevailing zeitgeist of transgender activism within organized medicine in our country today.

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Diving into the Research of Stem Cell-based Embryo Models

Dr. David Prentice talks about a new ethical dilemma developing in the world of stem cell research.

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Faithfulness in Opposition

Dr. David Levy details the dramatic intersection of medicine and faith in his book Gray Matter and shares about the importance of praying with patients.

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Digital Enslavement Amidst the Search for Intimacy

Dr. Jeff Hansen talks about his new book Digital Enslavement Amidst the Search for Intimacy that takes an in-depth look at the effects of pornography on our society and our culture.

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Love and Medicine: Persevering through Trials in Medical School

CMDA student member Timothy Kanne wrote about his recent personal cancer journey while in medical school, and it was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Faith Embodied: Glorifying God with Our Physical and Spiritual Health

Reverend Dr. Stephen Ko talks about his work as a physician and ordained Christian and Missionary Alliance Pastor, as well as his newly released book entitled Faith Embodied.

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Diving Deep into LGBTQIA+ and the Political Divide

Elizabeth Woning from the CHANGED Movement discusses the political divide caused by LGBTQ identities and culture.

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On the Way: Ministering in the Moment

Dr. David Hager talks about his new book entitled On the Way: Ministering in the Moment.

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CMDA at the U.S. Supreme Court

Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Erik Baptist talks about CMDA’s experience at the U.S. Supreme Court for oral argument in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration v. Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine court case.    

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Dream Brave with Dr. Wai Jia Tam

Dr. Wai Jia Tam, a multi-award-winning international humanitarian doctor and speaker, shares about her new book entitled Dream Brave.

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Exploring Spirituality and Health

Dr. Andre Cipta talks about an important research project he’s been leading that dives deep into the importance of incorporating spiritual care into patient care.  

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Cameo of Courage featuring Dr. Rebekah Naylor

Dr. Rebekah Naylor discusses her decades of service on the mission field in India and how she continues to support the next generation of healthcare missionaries.

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Finding Purpose in Retirement

Pastor Bert Jones is joined in the studio by Dr. Steve Sartori for a discussion about how you can find purpose and identity in retirement.

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LGBTQIA+ and the Political Divide

To many, the Sexual Revolution evokes nothing more than memories of the summer of love, the emergence of contraception and the “freedom” for sexual expression. However, after years of warnings by Christian cultural commentators, the Sexual Revolution has overtaken the mainstream.

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Speaking Freely with The Referent Group

Pastor Bert Jones chats with Dr. Tom Hustead and Doug Crandall about how valuable leadership is for healthcare professionals.

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From Darkness to Redemption

Dr. Haywood Robinson discusses his book The Scalpel and the Soul: Our Radical Transformation as Husband and Wife Abortion Doctors.

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Going to the Nations

Dr. Katherine Smith shares how she is uniquely using her skills in healthcare to go out into the nations and share Christ.

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Innovations in Missions

Dr. Mike Chupp and Pastor Bert Jones are joined by Ted Esler, the president of Missio Nexus, to talk about the innovative work they are doing in missions for the cause of the Great Commission.

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Finding a Lifeline in CMDA

Dr. Mike Chupp and Pastor Bert Jones chat with Dr. Amy Starr about how her engagement with the CMDA Coaching ministry greatly helped impact her plans for retirement and the next season of ministry in her life.

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Rescuing Life at the NEDC

Dr. Jeff Barrows is joined by Dr. Jeff Keenan, the president and founder of the National Embryo Donation Center (NEDC) in Knoxville, Tennessee, to talk about how the NEDC is rescuing life through embryo donation and adoption.

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An Inside Look at Ministry in Ukraine

Dr. Rudy Myhovych found himself in an incredibly unusual leadership position as the president of the Christian Medical Association of Ukraine at the same time Russia invaded their country in 2022.

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Exploring the Perkins Justice Pilgrimage

V. Elizabeth Perkins from The John & Vera Mae Perkins Foundation about racism and reconciliation and how they relate to healthcare.

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An Invitation to Sign the IFTCC International Declaration on Therapeutic and Pastoral Choice

The International Foundation for Therapeutic and Counselling Choice (IFTCC) and their global community of member mental health and medical professionals have authored “An International Declaration on ‘Conversion Therapy’ and Therapeutic Choice,” proposing that “Signatories of this International Declaration call upon our governments, local authorities, human rights, media and religious organisations, to recognise that the right to self-determination is an established principle of international law, and therefore must include the right to shape and develop one’s own sexual identity, feelings and associated behaviours, and to receive support to do so.”

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From Healthcare to Public Service

On this week’s video episode of CMDA Matters, Dr. Mike Chupp and J.C. Bicek are joined by Dr. Ralph Alvardo, a physician who uses his experience in healthcare to now serve as the Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health.

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Transgender Dilemma in the Young

Dr. Jeff Hansen, a pediatric and adolescent clinical psychologist, recently wrote a new book entitled Transgender Dilemma in the Young that speaks into the transgender topic in a clear and concise way.

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Four New Books Dealing with Transgenderism

Publications exposing transgender ideology and its capture of academics, medicine, the entertainment industry, government and the business sector are picking up steam. What we might term the breakout books, those that caught traction and burst onto the public square addressing and countering the whirlwind of transgenderism.

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What Does It Mean to Be Human?

Author, research scientist and ethicist Professor John Wyatt discusses the impact of artificial technology on the future of healthcare.

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Signals of Transcendence

Author and social critic Os Guinness talks about his latest book called Signals of Transcendence.

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Litigating for Life, Abiding in Christ

In this video podcast episode: Kristen Waggoner, the CEO, president and general counsel of Alliance Defending Freedom, talks about how their faith-based legal organization is working to litigate for life around the country.

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The Stormy Waters of Transgender Ideology

Dr. Andre Van Mol discusses the latest news in the transgender debate.

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Healthcare for the Kingdom

Listen to Dr. Daisey Dowell’s talk from the 2022 CMDA National Convention on this week’s CMDA Matters podcast.

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Strange New World

Carl Trueman joins guest host Pastor Bert Jones as we share his plenary talk from the 2022 CMDA National Convention on this week’s episode of CMDA Matters. 

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Standing Strong Against Abortion

Lila Rose joins guest host Pastor Bert Jones as she shares her incredibly powerful plenary talk from the 2022 CMDA National Convention on this week’s episode of CMDA Matters.

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A Breakpoint in the Culture War

John Stonestreet, the president of the Colson Center, has a conversation with Dr. Mike Chupp and Rev. Bert Jones about the right of conscience in healthcare—and why it matters for Christians in today’s culture on this week’s episode of CMDA Matters.

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Gender and Sports

Dr. Paul Hruz joins Dr. Jeff Barrows to delve deeper into the discussion about how transgender ideology is crossing over into sports, and how gender-affirming treatment continues to be a debate in female sports on this week’s episode of CMDA Matters.

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Spiritual Care and Patient Care

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.

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Gender Ideology and Its Effects on Our Patients

Dr. Miriam Grossman, a practicing pyschiatrist whose practice focuses on gender-confused young people and their parents, joins Dr. Mike Chupp on this week’s episode.

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CMDA Ethics Statement on Transgender Identification

In this ethical statement, CMDA provides biblical, biological, social, and medical support for an understanding of gender dysphoria that aligns with Scripture and includes an extensive glossary of terms. While gender dysphoria is not addressed directly in the Bible, Christians affirm the biblical understanding that humankind was created male and female. After detailing the biological, social, and medical evidence, recommendations are made for the Christian community in general as well as for Christian healthcare professionals regarding their interactions with individuals suffering from gender dysphoria. The statement concludes with recommendations that Christian healthcare professionals should not refuse care to patients with gender dysphoria but should also not be forced to assist patients in gender transition.

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Gender Identity from the Eyes of Parents

Dr. Mike Chupp and Dr. Jeff Barrows are joined on this week’s CMDA Matters episode by Diane and Mark, who are the parents of three children, as they share their experience as parents with a child going through gender dysphoria and a gender identity crisis.

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Escaping Death

“There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death” (Proverbs 14:12, ESV).

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New Documentary Released on the Rush to Reassign Gender

In keeping with their history of producing eye-opening documentaries taking highly controversial societal trends head on, The Center for Bioethics and Culture (CBC) recently released a film on gender affirming therapy titled Trans Mission: What’s the Rush to Reassign Gender? Running just under 52 minutes, the feature presents activists, healthcare professionals, educators, parents and the patients themselves—among others—regarding “the medical and surgical transitioning of children.” The guests exhibit varied points of view, and they include members of both CMDA and the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds).

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SOCE Reduces Suicidality in a New Study

What if another study came to print asserting that sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE) constituted harmful stressors to sexual minorities? What if a published letter to the editor in the same journal exposed gaping holes in the assessment? What if a reanalysis of the original study “in the strongest representative sample to date of sexual minority persons” revealed polar opposite findings: SOCE “strongly reduces suicidality” and that restrictions on SOCE may “deprive sexual minorities of an important resource for reducing suicidality, putting them at substantially increased suicide risk.” Now that would be something! And these things happened!

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SOGI Challenges & Change Allowing Therapy

Dr. Laura Haynes joins Dr. Mike Chupp on this week’s CMDA Matters podcast to discuss the difference between conversion therapy and change allowing therapy and the danger of gender affirmation.

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Winsome Advocacy

Dr. Micah Watson joins Dr. Mike Chupp on this week’s CMDA Matters podcast to discuss our modern culture and how Christians can winsomely advocate for Christian policies.

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Theology of the Body

Dr. Christopher West joins Dr. Mike Chupp on this week’s CMDA Matters podcast to discuss God’s design for human sexuality, as evidenced by our bodies and the embodiment of Christ.

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Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr. – Cultural Observations

Dr. Albert Mohler joins Dr. Mike Chupp on this week’s CMDA Matters podcast to discuss plenary session at the CMDA National Convention and reflect on cultural issues of today.

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The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self pt2

Author Carl Trueman joins Dr. Mike Chupp on today’s CMDA Matters podcast to continue discussing his new book, The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self.

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The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self

Author Carl Trueman joins Dr. Mike Chupp on today’s CMDA Matters podcast to discuss his new book, The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self.

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Dr. Leonard Sax: Why Gender Matters – Part 2

Dr. Leonard Sax joins Dr. Mike Chupp and Dr. Jeff Barrows on today’s CMDA Matters podcast to discuss his book Why Gender Matters and how the transgender movement is harming our youth.

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Dr. Leonard Sax: Why Gender Matters – Part 1

Dr. Leonard Sax joins Dr. Mike Chupp and Dr. Jeff Barrows on today’s CMDA Matters podcast to discuss his book Why Gender Matters and how the transgender movement is harming our youth.

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Transgenderism | Gender Identity | Gender Dysphoria: Crosstalk

Despite the Authority of Scripture, there are those who are confused on this issue and from that confusion (combined with political correctness) there are professionals guiding individuals through the process of hormonal treatment (as normal) and very tragically, even surgical interventions.

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Dr. Andre Van Mol: Transgender Tsunami

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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HHS Protects Conscience Freedoms

Supreme Court building in Washington, DC

Conscience-guided healthcare professionals and students received a healthy dose of positive federal policy advances in the last few months. CMDA played a role advocating on behalf of our members in each of the following federal policy reforms that relate to conscience freedom, gender issues and abortion.

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Transgender and Sexual Orientation

Latest information on the transgender movement. The transgender debate is becoming an all-encompassing topic in the United States and has begun an all-out assault on the Christian worldview. Issues such as education, law, government, entertainment all fall in the crosshairs of the transgender debate, and our culture is moving with such intensity and speed that Christians and Christian healthcare professionals are getting overwhelmed knowing how to respond appropriately.

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