Wtch the discussion on Sabbath, August 21, at 3 PM (EDT) in a free online Zoom-based health panel.

August 5, 2021

How Can Faith and Science Work Together in a Pandemic?

As we face this global pandemic, how can we rely on both faith and science to make decisions that affect us, our family and our community?

How does our view of the relationship between faith and science affect our everyday lives? Do you feel pulled between embracing your faith in God and accepting principles of science? Can faith and science partner to help us make the best decisions possible?


These and other related questions will be discussed on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at 3pm (EDT) in a free online Zoom-based panel discussion. This informative and relevant discussion will be livestreamed through YouTube and Facebook. The discussion will be kicked off with a presentation by Dr. Angeline Brauer, Health Ministries Director for the North American Division of Seventh Day Adventist (NAD), based in Columbia, Maryland. Her topic is entitled: “Can my Faith be Strengthened through Science?” In her presentation, Dr. Brauer will speak about the process of scientific discovery, how the teachings of the Bible support principles of science, and how science and the Word can partner in bolstering our faith.  


Brauer has a Doctor of Public Health degree in Nutrition from Loma Linda University School of Public Health and a Master of Health Science in Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She previously worked at the Seventh-day Adventist Guam Clinic as Wellness Director and Dietitian, and at Johns Hopkins as a Senior Research Assistant. 


She will be joined on the panel by Dr. Martin Hanna, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Director of the Andrews University Theological Center for Interdisciplinary Dialogue, as well as Project Leader for “Facilitating Science-Theology Dialogue” at the Andrews University Seventh-Day Adventist Theological Seminary. Other panelists will also include David Sedlack, Professor of Family Ministry and Discipleship and Chair of the Department of Discipleship and Religious Education at the Andrews University Seventh-Day Adventist Theological Seminary, and Dr. Susan Woolford-White, Associate Professor with a specialty in Pediatric Care at the University of Michigan. 


Moderators for the panel are Dr. Judith Fisher, a Clinical Psychologist, and Director of Psychological Services at Andrews University and Dr. Desmond Hartwell Murray, Associate Professor of Chemistry at Andrews University and Editor at the Benton Spirit Community Newspaper. 


This program is sponsored by the Wellspring Health Forum in collaboration with the Counseling Center at Andrews University, the Berean South Bend SDA Church, the All Nations SDA Church, and the Niles Philadelphia SDA Church in Southwest Michigan. 


The Zoom link for this event is