2014-15 Events

Your 2014-15 ACRS program planning committee anticipates another year of programs that will continue to stimulate and inform. Our goal is to present:

  • A series of stories on pivotal experiences which altered directions or generated significant change in the Mennonite Church.
  • Each story is told from the perspective of an individual whose vision and creativity provide a context for reflection.

When and where

ACRS breakfast gatherings occur the second Monday of each month from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. in the West Dining Room, Northlawn, EMU. Here are the upcoming dates for the 2014-15 academic year:

January 12, 2014

Speaker, Evan Knappenberger

“Twistifyin’ and Testifyin’: Perspectives on Mennonite Conflict!

As confessors of a nonresistant Christ, Mennonites and other Anabaptists have a special relationship to conflict. Though they were brutally murdered for their beliefs and have historically renounced violence, they still manage to engage in effective ideological conflict on a broad scale. As a former US Army operational intelligence analyst, Evan K. Knappenberger will present an analytic treatment of Mennonite conflict on both local and regional scales, drawing lessons from Mennonite conflicts of the past and how they might relate to current conflicts. Come find out, January 12th!

Great reading to get to know Evan a little better would be a Mennonite Weekly Review article titled: Sunday school materials connect veterans, peace churches, Dec 15, 2014 by Tim Huber,
Sunday_school_materials_connect_veterans__peace_churches___Mennonite_World_Review.html

A special note: We are back on our regular scheduled time: 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Looking Ahead:

February 9 – Speakers, Pat Hostetter Martin & Roy Hange

March 9 – Speaker, Nancy Heisey

April 13 – Speaker, Vernon Jantzi

Check the web calendar for more info on speakers and ACRS events.

About the planning committee

2014-15 ACRS program planning committee members are Margaret Foth, Vernon Jantzi and Terry Burkhalter. Suggestions are always welcome and if you are aware of persons who should be invited and included on the ACRS email list, please forward that information to: burkhalt@emu.edu