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Egypt Trip Shows Common Ground of Seminary and Peacebuilding

Ever since 2011, Egypt has featured prominently in U.S. news. But what do U.S. citizens, especially Christians, really know about the country? Matthew Bucher and Greta Shenk are teaming up with Virginia Mennonite Missions to help Christians learn more about Egypt through a two-week “Partners in Mission” trip, June 11-24, 2013. “I want us ...More

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On Churches Hearing, Holding, and Hoping Amid Mental Health Challenges

We tend to see mental illness as something that happens out there, to stigmatized strangers on the fringe of our churches, when in fact mental illness affects our families, friends, loved ones, congregants, and many of us personally. In short, mental illness is experienced by everyone in church communities – by “us” and our loved ones, not just by “them.” This was the recurren ...More

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Seminary Focuses on ‘Healing Space’ for Mental Illness

After Bev Miller was institutionalized twice in the 1970s with bipolar disorder, not long after graduating from then-Eastern Mennonite College, a series of factors helped her to get back “in touch with reality,” as she calls it. For one, her family owned a business that employed her when no one else likely would. But the proper medications, a supportive network and her church all pla ...More

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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