|I believe that God created this universe including the world we live in and all life on earth and that in the beginning all was very good. So acknowledging that fact in the way I live my life is very important to me. However, I acknowledge that there are other forces in this world that cause pain and suffering. I believe that a Christian approach to the practice of public health can put all of this conflict in perspective. Studying, teaching, doing research, interacting with students, colleagues and friends are all enhanced when done in a Christian educational environment.