The Baylor professor’s Facebook page took off with answers around COVID-19 precautions and vaccinations. Emily Smith didn’t realize there was such a divide between faith and science for many Christians. Smith’s parents led worship at a charismatic church—“just a fantastic experience and upbringing”—and she married a Baptist pastor. She studied science and medicine because she dreamed of becoming a medical missionary. She volunteered in the kitchen and made balloon animals aboard Mercy Ships in Honduras while in college. Eventually, she became an epidemiologist. For her, epidemiology was a natural way to live out her Christian beliefs, loving her neighbor the…