Dr. Cheryl Sanders, Professor of Christian Ethics at Howard University School of Divinity, recently presented on “Holiness and Health: A 21st Century Perspective,” for the Harp Lecture Series in the Anderson University School of Theology.
“What is the relationship between medicine and divine healing,” was the question presented by Dr. Sanders as she presented her findings on how the two go hand-in-hand in healing, especially for those who are less fortunate to obtain quality medical care.
She used examples of divine healing in the medical profession to point out how the two can be used together to heal mind, body and spirit. Students had the opportunity to ask questions during the second half of the presentation.
Speaking of growing up in the Third Street Church of God in Washington, D. C., Sanders spoke of witnessing many divine healings. She now serves as senior pastor in the church—only the third pastor in the history of the church, replacing Sam Hines when he passed away. Hines served since he was 25 years old.
“I think the thing that truly impressed me, or was the spiritual piece for me was that the holiness movement she spoke of that started in the 1800s still stands today as a message of wholeness—mind, body, spirit—for the world,” said Dave Neidert, director for Christian Leadership.
The Harp Lecture Series was started by the Harp children of Harry and Henrietta Harp, long time ministers in the Church of God, to honor their parents’ work and continued support for those who were doing significant scholarly work. The Harps were very interested in long-term study in Christian Education. These lectures deal with theological concepts and practicality of theology.
Sanders has also written five books and served as visiting professor at colleges such as Calvin College and High Point College.
Anderson University is a private, four-year, Christian liberal arts institution of approximately 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the university offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education and theology.