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Music, Theater Combine in Christmas Chapel

The Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) music and theater departments will ring in the Christmas season with a university chapel centered around “Mary’s Child,” Monday, Dec. 12, at 4:30 p.m., in Lehman Auditorium. “We offer this chapel as a gift to the campus and greater community as an expression of the faithfulness and transforming love of God,” said Brian ...More

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Gambian bishop to speak on working in his Muslim country

S. Tilewa Johnson, PhD, will speak on being a Christian leader in a predominately Muslim country 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 18, in university chapel as part of International Education Week. In addition, Johnson will speak at seminary chapel at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 17. Johnson, bishop of the Diocese of The Gambia, is th ...More

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Award Winning Poet to Open Spiritual Life Week

Award winning poet and social activist Brenda Matthews will deliver her message of personal faith during spiritual life week, Oct. 4-7, 2011 on the campus of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). Affectionately known as “Mama” Brenda, Matthews has traveled throughout the United States and Africa spreading her message of “kingdom building and world changing.” R ...More

Sex Receives Attention at EMU

Sexuality will be the focus of public lectures at Eastern Mennonite University on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 20-21. Keith Graber Miller, professor of Bible, religion and philosophy at Goshen (Ind.) College, will open the series 11 a.m. Tuesday with a Seminary Chapel presentation entitled “Sexuality: God’s Gift.” At 8 p.m. that day, he will focus on “Seeki ...More

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Called to “Community” at EMU

Let’s be less individualistic and work harder at building community, urged the president of Eastern Mennonite University in his 2011-12 kick-off address to the entire campus community on Aug. 31. “To fully engage with ‘the other’ opens the possibility that each of us understands in a new way what it means to be part of the larger community,” said ...More

EMU alumnus and preacher Leonard Dow

Atypical Anabaptist: Alumnus Leonard Dow Brings ‘Mennocostal’ Preaching To EMU

Leonard Dow is making a name for himself. Around Philadelphia and throughout Mennonite Church USA, the 47-year-old is turning heads and people are listening. It’s hard not to. Beads of sweat bubble all over Dow’s forehead as he delivers energetic, poignant sermons. The 47-year-old black preacher isn’t your cookie cutter Mennonite. Some in the “City of Brotherly Lo ...More

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EMU Alumnus to Lead Spiritual Life Week

A Philadelphia church leader will lead spring Spiritual Life Week Wednesday through Saturday, Feb. 16-19 at Eastern Mennonite University. Leonard Dow will seek to combine his reflections on pastoral ministry in an urban and multicultural context while addressing the program theme, “Called by God.” Sched ...More

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EMU Grads Honor Classmate, Desegregation During Black History Month

Jay B. Landis never thought the 1954 class song he co-wrote would be performed after its debut at that year’s commencement ceremony at Eastern Mennonite University. But on Friday, 57 years after graduation, Landis and five classmates stood in the same Lehman Auditorium on the campus of EMU singing that same tune. The group of mostly retired EMU professors sang in honor of th ...More

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EMU Celebrating Black History Month

The multicultural services office and the Black Student Union join in planning and celebrating “Black History Month” at Eastern Mennonite University. Activities opened Friday, Feb. 4, with a university chapel presentation by Mark Metzler Sawin, associate professor of history ...More

Tweet Talking’s Fine, Mennonite Ministers Told, but First ‘Know Thyself’

Brian Gumm of the EMU School of Leadership Training offers insights into spreading the church’s message in the digital age during a seminar at Eastern Mennonite Seminary on Tuesday. Gumm discu ...More