The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) of The United Methodist Church will hold its first live e-panel discussion titled “Coronavirus at the Crossroads of Faith and Science.” The panel will be moderated by the Rev. Greg Bergquist, GBHEM general secretary, and will feature Dr. James E.K. Hildreth and Professor Randy L. Maddox.
The president of Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn., Hildreth 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, an internationally recognized leader in HIV and AIDS research, has been spearheading efforts to combat COVID-19 in Tennessee and beyond.
Maddox, the William Kellon Quick Professor of Wesleyan and Methodist Studies at Duke Divinity School, is 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 people's biggest questions and explain how those of faith are called to respond to the crisis.
The discussion will take place at noon EST and 11 a.m. CST. Check the event webpage to see details on how to view the discussion that will be announced soon.
Submit questions for the two panelists in advance.