Posted on February 9th, 2009
Steven Mosley, a writer, filmmaker and biblical storyteller from Orange County, Calif., will be primary resource person for spring spiritual life week Monday through Friday, Feb. 9-12, on the theme, "God’s Word in Our Lives."
Activities will open 9 p.m. Monday with a campfire worship service with reflections from scripture on Thomas Plaza of the Campus Center.
A panel of instructors, pastors and students will present "Thoughts on the Bible: Relic or Relevant?" 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Common Grounds Coffeehouse.
Mosely (www.stevenmosley.com) will give his first major presentation in an extended university chapel service 9:55-10:40 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, in Lehman Auditorium. He will give a "The Chosen Garment," a one-man, 42-minute trek through the gospel story in one act.
A second performance by Mosley, "Likely Suspects," will be given 9 p.m. Wednesday in Martin Chapel of the seminary building. This dramatic presentation takes people through the Bible story looking back from the "scene of the crime," the cross of Christ. It’s a mystery story focusing on why Jesus had to die.
Mosley will speak 9:30 a.m. Thursday in Martin Chapel of the seminary building, followed by another performance, "Where’s The Plan?" at 7 p.m. in Martin Chapel.
In this presentation, Mosley takes a trip through the Bible that illuminates his own journey from the anger and confusion and rebellion of the post-divorce world to a redemptive discovery that God does indeed have a plan for our lives. It’s a search for home again, a way back to Eden.
A talk-back session with Mosley will follow at 8 p.m. in the Common Grounds Coffeehouse. Another campfire worship with scripture reflection will be held at 9 p.m. on Thomas Plaza of the Campus Center, with a hymn sing at 10 p.m. in the recital hall on ground floor of Lehman Auditorium.
Earl Martin of Harrisonburg will do biblical storytelling 10 a.m. Friday in Lehman Auditorium. Martin, a carpenter, honed his narrative craft as a service worker in Vietnam, the Philippines and in Washington, D.C., and currently as a passionate grandfather.
Following university chapel, hot chocolate and conversation will take place in the Campus Center Greeting Hall.
Mosley Award-Winning Producer and Writer
With over 200 telecasts to his credit, Mosley is a Telly and Angel award-winning producer and scriptwriter who has been making the Bible come alive for contemporary audiences since 1984. Some of his major projects include a seven-part series on Christian martyrs, "Unshakable Faith," and a seven-part series, "Empires in Collision," taped in Paris, Rome, and New Delhi.
He has served in the Saddleback Community Church drama ministry and as the director of drama for Coast Hills Community Church in Southern California.
Mosley is the author of 12 books, including "Secrets of the Mustard Seed", "Secrets of Jesus’ Touch" and "Great Stories and How to Tell Them." His book, "Glimpses of God," was a featured selection in the "Guideposts" Book Club.
"We’re working on increasing biblical literacy in creative ways," said Brian Martin Burkholder, EMU campus pastor. "In addition to the worship gatherings and dynamic dramatizations, students, faculty and staff will read through the New Testament at a Bible reading station in the Campus Center. Students and others will be invited to join or form Bible reading circles and a biblical storytelling group in the weeks ahead," he added.
All programs of Spiritual Life Week are open to the public free of charge. Donations will be accepted for the Steven Mosley performances.
For more information contact information, contact EMU campus ministries, 540-432-4115.