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‘Emergent church’ theologian Peter Rollins brings provocative message to EMU

There is a scene in the 1993 movie Cool Runnings in which, on the eve of the Jamaican bobsled team’s improbable shot at Winter Olympics glory, the team’s coach – a disgraced former bobsledder stripped of a gold medal for cheating – offers a bit of final advice to his unlikely protégé. “A gold medal is a wonderful thing,” the coach says. “But if you’re not enough without ...More

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Irish theological writer sure to provoke thought, maybe controversy, with EMU presentations

A Belfast-born writer who has excited many Jesus followers in the emergent church movement and disquieted many others will be sharing his provocative thoughts at four Eastern Mennonite University venues tomorrow (Sept. 24). The titles of Peter Rollins’ books offer clues to his stream of thought: • The Idolatry of God: Breaking Our Addiction to Certainty and Satisfaction (2013) ...More

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People of all types are welcome, indeed belong, at EMU’s table, say university leaders at convocation 2013

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Students Recognized for Spring Semester Achievements

The following Eastern Mennonite University students received awards for outstanding achievement or service at the spring semester student recognition chapel in April 2013. The list for athletic achievement and the dean’s list for the fall semester follow. Academic Support Center Seniors Darian Harnish – Tutor of the year; busines ...More

Shane Claibourne, Christian activist and bestselling author, addresses hundreds in Lehman Auditorium of Eastern Mennonite University on lessons to be drawn from Martin Luther King Jr. (Photo by Lindsey Kolb)

Shane Claiborne Challenges Students to Address Injustice

For Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) student Brad Mullet, part of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy means volunteerism. (Check out photos of MLK Day!) Mullet, a 19-year-old sophomore from Berlin, Ohio, joined fellow students Monday afternoon helping to clean up Blacks Run in Harrisonburg. The volunteer project was ...More

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Shane Claiborne To Lead EMU in Remembering King

Prominent Christian activist, author and dynamic speaker, Shane Claiborne, will lead Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) in commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. during university chapel on Monday, Jan. 21, at 10 a.m. In addition, EMU is teaming up with the United Way of ...More

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University Chapel Ushers in Christmas Season

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) will usher in the Christmas season on Monday, Dec. 10, at 4:30 p.m., in Lehman Auditorium with a university chapel on the theme, “Love still takes the risk of birth.” “We offer this chapel as a gift to the greater EMU community and neighborhood, celebrating the fait ...More

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Faith, Hope and Love the Focus of Spiritual Life Week

Faith. Hope. Love. Those three words will be the center of discussion for Ted Swartz ’89, MACL ’92 of Ted & Company, during Spiritual Life Week at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), Oct. 30-Nov. 2. “Ted combines a love of the Bible with outrageous humor and fresh perspective,” says ...More

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EMU Opens Convocation “Like No Other”

Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) President Loren Swartzendruber called students, faculty and staff to be “like no other,” as a Christian university and as servant leaders, to the standing-room only crowd in Lehman Auditorium during opening convocation Wednesday, Aug. 29. “The story of the Good Samaritan reminds us that those ...More

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Spring Break Y-Trips: A Labor of Love

Instead of sun, sand and surf, they will head to the inner cities or coal towns to perform a labor of love, doing so willingly and with much satisfaction. Every year for spring break, several student groups spend the nine-day period doing service projects in various locales in the states – under the Young People’s Christian Associ ...More