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Seminary Prof Also Teaches Bee Keeping

Kenton Derstine, director of field education at Eastern Mennonite Seminary, is not just mentoring future pastors, he is also mentoring future beekeepers. Contributing to the university’s efforts at sustainability, Derstine placed fo ...More

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Shocked Beyond Words by Sandy Hook… We Must Pray and Act

Dear Community and Friends of EMU: All of us in the EMU community mourn with the families and community of Newtown, Connecticut. We are shocked beyond words and we struggle to know how to pray and act, but we must pray (even if in silence) and we must act. Something is horribly wrong in a society where little children and others regularly fear for their lives. While we are underst ...More

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School for Leadership Training focuses on Mental Illness

“All congregations are touched in some way by mental illness,” said Linda Alley, coordinator for this year’s School for Leadership Training (SLT) at Eastern Mennonite Seminary. “Our goal is to help church leaders and congregations ...More

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UPDATE: Election-Day Communion Sweeping Across Nation

A CNN blog explaining the call for an election-day communion, written by Mennonite pastor Mark Schloneger (a graduate of EMU’s seminary), has attracted over 3,000 comments and even more “likes.” Nearly 800 congregations, schools, a ...More

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Seminary Couple Do Ministry at Dulles

Preaching from a pulpit on Sundays is not the aspiration of seminary students Eugene and Christina Kraybill. Eugene, in fact, is often in the sky Sunday mornings, piloting his United Airlines CRJ-700 from Dulles International Airport – a job he enjoys and plans to continue indefinitely. Ministry, for him, is “not ‘a calling’; it’s life.” “We really feel called to be ...More

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Discovering ‘Naked Anabaptists’ in the U.K.

“Dorcas Miller Lehman participated the Eastern Mennonite Seminary (EMS) Lancaster cross-cultural course in June 2012 to the United Kingdom.  Dorcas has pursued an MDiv degree alongside her work as campus pastor at Lancaster Mennonite School.  She in on the last lap of this journey, expecting to graduate in May 2013.  She is a member of East Chestnut Street Mennonite Church in whose ...More

Horning Brings Devotion to Seminary Fundraising Role

Les Horning has been a pastor, bus driver, chemist, house painter and doctoral student of Hebrew. Now he is a full-time advocate for Eastern Mennonite Seminary, Harrisonburg, Va., as associate director of development, church relations and admissions. He is also the father of an EMU undergrad. “When I was a student here in 1995, I knew I wanted to return some day as faculty or staff,” ...More

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Valentines, Freeze Pops and a Blessing Cup

Angela S. Moyer, who is nearing completion of an MDiv from Eastern Mennonite Seminary, reflected on her experience of ministering to Allentown, Pa., children during a three-day, two-hour camp at a public playground in the summer of 2012. Angela came to the seminary with a background in pediatric occupational therapy and youth ministry. Her essay is also featured in the Eastern Mennonite Sem ...More

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Alum Connects MDiv and Conflict Transformation Graduate Studies

“I was raised in an Iowa farm town,” says Brian Gumm, 33. “The borders of my imaginative world were pretty tightly drawn. At EMU those borders exploded in a good way.” Gumm, who graduated this spring from Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), chose the dual degree program with EMU’s seminary and Center f ...More

Eastern Mennonite Seminary students create local service camp

Seminary Students Create Local Service Camp

The Need’s Already Here Mike Souder has taken classes at Eastern Mennonite Seminary. Kara Yoder, current seminary student, and Peter Eberly, 2007 MDiv, are on the planning committee. Chris Johnson, 2010 MDiv, is the evening guest speaker. You don’t have to go far to find people in need. That’s why, rather than packing up for a service trip in a faraway ...More