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Upcoming E-Panel Discussion: Coronavirus at the Crossroads of Faith and Science

April 17, 2020

Coronavirus at the Crossroads of Faith and Science

GBHEM E-Resources is preparing its first live e-panel discussion: “Coronavirus at the Crossroads of Faith and Science.” Moderated by GBHEM General Secretary Rev. Greg Bergquist, the panel will feature Dr. James E.K. Hildreth and Professor Randy L. Maddox.

Dr. James E.K. Hildreth

Hildreth is the president of Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN and is one the United States’ foremost experts on infectious diseases. He holds a Ph.D. in immunology from Oxford University and an M.D. from Johns Hopkins University. Hildreth is an internationally recognized leader in HIV and AIDS research and has been spearheading efforts to combat COVID-19 in Tennessee and beyond.

Professor Randy L. Maddox
Professor Randy L. Maddox

Maddox is the William Kellon Quick Professor of Wesleyan and Methodist Studies at Duke Divinity School and a globally renowned theologian and Wesleyan scholar. He is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church and author of numerous articles and books including, “Responsible Grace: John Wesley’s Practical Theology.”

In the e-panel discussion, Hildreth and Maddox will share their expertise on the biology and theology of the coronavirus pandemic. They’ll address some of our biggest questions and explain how people of faith are called to respond to the crisis. The discussion will take place at 11 a.m. CDT on April 30. We encourage viewers to watch it on the GBHEM YouTube Channel.

Due to time limits, panelists will only be taking previously submitted questions and will be unable to take any new questions live. For those who cannot view it live, the full discussion will be recorded and shared on GBHEM’s YouTube Channel and Facebook page.

About GBHEM: The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry embraces the ministry of learning and leadership formation in The United Methodist Church and Wesleyan tradition; serving Christians around the world who are shaped by a process of intellectual engagement, spiritual and character formation, and leadership development. We cultivate a dynamic culture of call and vocational discernment that encourages lay and clergy leaders to discover, claim and flourish in God’s ministry and mission for the Church, the academy and the world. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook: @GBHEM.