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CMDA Matters

CMDA Matters is the premier audio resource for Christian healthcare professionals. Hosted by Christian Medical & Dental Associations® (CMDA) CEO Dr. Mike Chupp, it is a weekly podcast that includes interviews with experts from Christian healthcare professionals. Topics include bioethics, healthcare missions, financial stewardship, marriage, family and much more. Listen to CMDA Matters today on the CMDA Go app, iTunes and the CMDA website. When you subscribe to our iTunes channel or Google Play, you will get notified about the podcast episodes on a weekly basis. The Christian Medical & Dental Associations® (CMDA) is made up of the Christian Medical Association (CMA) and the Christian Dental Association (CDA). CMDA provides resources, networking opportunities, education and a public voice for Christian healthcare professionals and students. Founded in 1931, CMDA provides programs and services supporting its mission to "change hearts in healthcare" with a current membership of around 19,000 healthcare professionals. CMDA promotes positions and addresses policies on healthcare issues; conducts overseas medical education and evangelism projects; coordinates a network of Christian healthcare professionals for fellowship and professional growth; sponsors student ministries in medical dental, PA, and other healthcare training schools; distributes educational and inspirational resources; hosts marriage and family conferences; provides developing world missionary healthcare professionals with continuing education resources; and conducts academic exchange programs overseas. By being the "hands of Jesus" to needy people, CMDA seeks to fulfill His Great Commandment (Matthew 22:39; 25:36) and His Great Commission (Matthew 28:19). The Christian Medical & Dental Associations® is a 501(c)3 and is governed by a Board of Trustees and House of Delegates. Policies of CMDA are interpreted and applied by the Board of Trustees, which also establishes the guidelines for the executive director and his staff. An elected House of Delegates assists the board with recommendations on courses of action. The House of Delegates is composed of graduate, student, resident and missionary members who are elected for three-year terms by district and meets annually at the CMDA National Convention. Approximately 75 employees currently make up the staff of CMDA in the national office and U.S. field offices.

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Dream Brave with Dr. Wai Jia Tam
On this week’s episode of CMDA Matters, Dr. Mike Chupp is joined in the studio by Dr. Wai Jia Tam from Singapore. A multi-award-winning international humanitarian doctor and speaker, Dr. Tam shares about her new book entitled Dream Brave.  RESOURCES FOR THIS EPISODE: Give to CMDA Email CMDA Matters CMDA Bookstore 2024 CMDA National Convention CMDA Biblical Tours 2024 WPDC Annual Conference Dream Brave by Dr. Wai Jia Tam ICMDA New Opioid and Substance Use Disorder Course in the CMDA Learning Center      
39:10 4/18/24
Exploring Spirituality and Health
On this week’s episode of CMDA Matters, Dr. Mike Chupp and Dr. Bill Griffin talk with Dr. Andre Cipta about an important research project he’s been leading that dives deep into the importance of incorporating spiritual care into patient care.  RESOURCES FOR THIS EPISODE: Give to CMDA Email CMDA Matters CMDA Bookstore 2024 CMDA National Convention Faith Prescriptions CAPS Specialty Section Specialty Sections      
41:15 4/11/24
Cameo of Courage featuring Dr. Rebekah Naylor
On this week’s episode of CMDA Matters, Dr. Mike Chupp is joined by Dr. Rebekah Naylor for a conversation about her decades of service on the mission field in India and how she continues to support the next generation of healthcare missionaries.  RESOURCES FOR THIS EPISODE: Give to CMDA Email CMDA Matters CMDA Bookstore Global Health Outreach Medical Education International Rebekah Ann Naylor, MD: Missionary Surgeon in Changing Times Center for Advancing Healthcare Missions Pre-field Orientation for New Healthcare Missionaries Global Missions Health Conference        
34:29 4/4/24
Finding Purpose in Retirement
On this week’s episode of CMDA Matters, 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.  RESOURCES FOR THIS EPISODE: Give to CMDA Email CMDA Matters CMDA Bookstore 2024 CMDA National Convention CMDA Center for Well-Being CMDA Campus & Community Ministries 501 Foundations in Coaching        
40:23 3/28/24
Speaking Freely with The Referent Group
On this week’s episode of CMDA Matters, join Pastor Bert Jones as he chats with Dr. Tom Hustead and Doug Crandall about how valuable leadership is for healthcare professionals, because we are all leaders…whether we know it or not.  RESOURCES FOR THIS EPISODE: Give to CMDA Email CMDA Matters CMDA Bookstore 2024 CMDA National Convention CMDA Center for Well-Being The Referent Group Permission to Speak Freely by Doug Crandall and Matt Kincaid, PhD Leadership Proverbs by David Stevens, MD, MA (Ethics), and Pastor Bert Jones Servant Leadership by David Stevens, MD, MA (Ethics), and Pastor Bert Jones 501 Foundations in Coaching      
38:40 3/21/24
From Darkness to Redemption
On this week’s episode of CMDA Matters, listen to a special conversation from the Student Pulse podcast with Rev. Bill Reichart and Dr. Haywood Robinson about his book The Scalpel and the Soul: Our Radical Transformation as Husband and Wife Abortion Doctors.  RESOURCES FOR THIS EPISODE: Give to CMDA Email CMDA Matters CMDA Bookstore The Scalpel and the Soul: Our Radical Transformation as Husband and Wife Abortion Doctors by Drs. Haywood and Noreen Johnson 40 Days for Life CMDA Advocacy 2024 CMDA National Convention    
38:31 3/14/24
Going to the Nations
On this week’s episode of CMDA Matters, Dr. Mike Chupp chats with Dr. Katherine Smith about how she is uniquely using her skills in healthcare to go out into the nations and share Christ.  RESOURCES FOR THIS EPISODE: Give to CMDA Email CMDA Matters CMDA Bookstore Medical Education International CMDA Mission Scholarships Pre-field Orientation for New Healthcare Missionaries Global Missions Health Conference Campus & Community Ministries    
30:51 3/7/24
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.  RESOURCES FOR THIS EPISODE: Give to CMDA Email CMDA Matters CMDA Bookstore Missio Nexus Global Health Outreach Global Missions Health Conference Center for Advancing Healthcare Missions CMDA Advocacy  
38:54 2/29/24
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.  RESOURCES FOR THIS EPISODE: Give to CMDA Email CMDA Matters CMDA Bookstore Center for Well-Being Contact Dr. Bill Griffin about a THRIVE Event Campus & Community Ministries
28:57 2/21/24
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 babies through embryo donation and adoption.  RESOURCES FOR THIS EPISODE: Give to CMDA Email CMDA Matters CMDA Bookstore National Embryo Donation Center CMDA Podcasts The Voice of Advocacy Podcast 2024 CMDA National Convention  
33:15 2/15/24
An Inside Look at Ministry in Ukraine
Dr. Mike Chupp and Dr. Jeff Barrows sit down with Dr. Rudy Myhovych, who 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.  RESOURCES FOR THIS EPISODE: Give to CMDA Email CMDA Matters CMDA Bookstore ICMDA Medical Education International CMDA Learning Center CMDA Matters Episodes with Dr. Peter Saunders from ICMDA January 4, 2024 September 22, 2022 March 14, 2022
43:13 2/8/24
Exploring the Perkins Justice Pilgrimage
On this week’s episode of CMDA Matters, Dr. Mike Chupp and Dr. Omari Hodge honor Black History Month with an in-depth conversation with V. Elizabeth Perkins from The John & Vera Mae Perkins Foundation about racism and reconciliation and how they relate to healthcare.  RESOURCES FOR THIS EPISODE: Give to CMDA Email CMDA Matters CMDA Bookstore CMDA Biblical Tours CMDA Stewardship Department CMDA’s R2ED Committee The Convergence Webinar
37:47 2/1/24
From Healthcare to Public Service
Dr. Ralph Alvardo, is a physician who uses his experience in healthcare to now serve as the Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health.  RESOURCES FOR THIS EPISODE: Give to CMDA Email CMDA Matters CMDA Bookstore Standing Strong in Training 2024 CMDA National Convention The Convergence Webinar          
40:06 1/25/24
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.  RESOURCES FOR THIS EPISODE: Give to CMDA Email CMDA Matters CMDA Bookstore Transgender Dilemma in the Young by Jeffrey E. Hansen, PhD Dr. Hansen’s Website The Point Blog CMDA Learning Center Bridging the Gap: Where Medical Science and Church Meet The Convergence Webinar Society for Evidence-Based Gender Medicine Article by Dr. Riittakerttu Kaltiala        
55:36 1/18/24
Standing Up for the Vulnerable in Indiana
Dr. Thomas Huth and Dr. David Donaldson are two physicians in Indiana who recently engaged with their state medical society to stand up and protect the vulnerable through advocacy.  RESOURCES FOR THIS EPISODE: Give to CMDA Email CMDA Matters CMDA Bookstore Freedom2Care Email CMDA’s Advocacy Team Standing Strong in Training The Convergence Webinar      
49:18 1/11/24
A Close Look at ICMDA
Dr. Peter Saunders, the Chief Executive of the International Christian Medical & Dental Association (ICMDA), talks about the global impact ICMDA  is having on healthcare around the world.  RESOURCES FOR THIS EPISODE: Give to CMDA Email CMDA Matters CMDA Bookstore ICMDA 2024 CMDA National Convention CMDA Coaching Courses CMDA Placement Services    
54:01 1/4/24
The Impact of CMDA in 2023
Dr. Mike Chupp is joined by George Courtney, who serves as CMDA’s Vice President of Stewardship and Legacy Giving. Together, they reflect back on all the ways God worked through the ministries CMDA throughout 2023.  RESOURCES FOR THIS EPISODE: Give to CMDA CMDA Bookstore Campus & Community Ministries Advocacy Standing Strong in Training Legal Inquiries Global Health Outreach Medical Education International Faith Prescriptions Bridging the Gap CMDA Today CMDA Learning Center Biblical Tours    
44:48 12/27/23
Christmas On Call
On this week’s special Christmas episode of CMDA Matters, join Dr. Mike Chupp and several CMDA members and friends who share about seeing God at work during the Christmas season.  RESOURCES FOR THIS EPISODE: Give to CMDA Email CMDA Matters CMDA Bookstore Join CMDA    
56:23 12/21/23
Cameo of Courage with Dr. Paivi Räsänen
Dr. Paivi Räsänen from Finland, gives an update on the criminal charges she is facing for speaking biblical truth in the public square.  RESOURCES FOR THIS EPISODE: Give to CMDA Email CMDA Matters CMDA Bookstore CMDA Ethics Hotline Dr. Paivi Räsänen’s first interview on CMDA Matters CMDA Advocacy Email CMDA’s Advocacy Team Freedom2Care Voice of CMDA Media Training Legal Inquiries    
36:23 12/14/23
Breaking the Mold in Healthcare through Nurse Practitioners
Dr. Adrienne Abrenica shares about the impact the growing number of nurse practitioners are making in whole person care through their commitment to their patients.  RESOURCES FOR THIS EPISODE: Give to CMDA Email CMDA Matters CMDA Bookstore CMDA Specialty Sections Coalition of Christian Nurse Practitioners Faith Prescriptions Join CMDA Global Health Outreach    
36:45 12/7/23
Making an Impact in Mongolia
Dr. Sam Alexander shares about his two decades of service in Mongolia through CMDA’s Medical Education International.  RESOURCES FOR THIS EPISODE: Give to CMDA Email CMDA Matters CMDA Bookstore Medical Education International Remedy East 24 Center for Advancing Healthcare Missions Global Health Outreach Marriage Enrichment Weekend  
36:45 11/30/23
Five Lies of Our Anti-Christian Age
Author Rosaria Butterfield talks about her new book entitled Five Lies of Our Anti-Christian Age, which explores the five lives promoted in today’s American culture.  RESOURCES FOR THIS EPISODE: Give to CMDA Email CMDA Matters CMDA Bookstore Five Lies of Our Anti-Christian Age by Rosaria Butterfield CMDA Ethics Hotline Standing Strong in Training  
59:29 11/22/23
Pregnancy Centers in a Post-Roe America
Dr. Sandy Christiansen discusses the impact pregnancy centers are making in today’s Post-Roe America.   RESOURCES FOR THIS EPISODE: Give to CMDA Email CMDA Matters CMDA Bookstore Freedom2Care Care Net “I Can’t Be Pregnant: Helping Patients Navigate an Unplanned Pregnancy” by Sandy Christiansen, MD, FACOG CMDA Today “Critical Conversations on Pregnancy After Roe” in the CMDA Learning Center Abortion Pill Reversal CMDA Specialty Sections CMDA Advocacy
46:14 11/16/23
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. RESOURCES FOR THIS EPISODE: Give to CMDA Email CMDA Matters CMDA Bookstore Professor Wyatt’s Website Professor Wyatt’s Plenary Talk International Christian Medical and Dental Association 2024 CMDA National Convention Standing Strong in Training
48:10 11/9/23
Signals of Transcendence
Author and social critic Os Guinness talks about his latest book called Signals of Transcendence. RESOURCES FOR THIS EPISODE: Give to CMDA Email CMDA Matters CMDA Bookstore Signals of Transcendence by Os Guinness Os Guinness’ Website Faith Prescriptions Email Faith Prescriptions 2024 CMDA National Convention CMDA Weekly Devotions
37:05 11/2/23
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. RESOURCES FOR THIS EPISODE: CMDA Matters You Tube Channel Give to CMDA Email CMDA Matters CMDA Bookstore Alliance Defending Freedom Email CMDA’s Advocacy Team CMDA Advocacy Bridging the Gap Legal Consultations for CMDA Members Standing Strong in Training
38:23 10/26/23
Cameo of Courage with Amanda Beattie
On this week’s episode of CMDA Matters, Dr. Mike Chupp and Pastor Bert Jones are joined by Dr. Amanda Beattie, a general surgeon who has courageously spent the last 12 years working cross-culturally in North Africa. RESOURCES FOR THIS EPISODE:    Give to CMDA Email CMDA Matters CMDA Bookstore Global Missions Health Conference 2023 Pre-field Orientation to Healthcare Missions Center for Advancing Healthcare Missions Medical Education International CMDA Go App Email CMDA Stewardship
40:13 10/19/23
The Calling to Leadership Development
Author and physician Dr. Gordon Chen shares his approach to health and wellness for primary care and for healthcare leadership development. RESOURCES FOR THIS EPISODE: Give to CMDA Email CMDA Matters CMDA Bookstore THRIVE Events The Calling: A Memoir of Family, Faith and the Future of Healthcare by Dr. Gordon Chen and Dr. Chris Chen ChenMed Center for Well-Being CMDA Learning Center    
35:53 10/12/23
The Substance of Consciousness
Well-known philosopher Professor J. P. Moreland discusses his new book The Substance of Consciousness. RESOURCES FOR THIS EPISODE: Give to CMDA Email CMDA Matters CMDA Bookstore The Substance of Consciousness: A Comprehensive Defense of Contemporary Substance Dualism by J. P. Moreland The Dr. John Patrick Bioethics Column in CMDA Today CMDA Learning Center The Way of Medicine by Dr. Farr Curlin and Dr. Christopher Tollefsen    
41:42 10/5/23
Bioethics and Disagreements
Bioethicist and theologian Dr. Paul Hoehner discusses the newest released statement from CMDA’s Ethics committee, which is entitled “Disagreement Among Christians on Bioethical Issues". RESOURCES FOR THIS EPISODE: Give to CMDA Email CMDA Matters CMDA Bookstore CMDA Ethics Statements Fall 2023 Edition of CMDA Today Bridging the Gap Why the Church Needs Bioethics: A Guide to Wise Engagement with Life's Challenges by John F. Kilner, PhD Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity Trinity International University’s Bioethics Program    
43:16 9/28/23