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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

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Seminary Widens Horizons of Mennonite-Raised Grad

As a Mennonite, one of the last “take-aways” Aaron Kauffman expected from Eastern Mennonite Seminary was learning about Christian traditions far beyond the Mennonite church and coming to appreciate them. “When I was considering seminary I wasn’t really looking for another Mennonite experience,” said Aaron Kauffman, who received his MDiv deg ...More

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Living In, Not Of, The World

Courtesy Daily News Record, April 7, 2012 Brian Gumm and Aaron Kauffman will likely never forget their capstone project at Eastern Mennonite Seminary. That could be because this will be the pair’s final opportunity to work together, as they have throughout their four years of college. Or it could be because their project’s final activity will call for nearly 5 ...More

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Eastern Mennonite Seminary teams up with Wesley Theological Seminary

Eastern Mennonite Seminary (EMS) and Wesley Theological Seminary (WTS) are teaming up to provide more opportunities for United Methodist students at both schools. “Eastern Mennonite Seminary seeks to be fully accountable to the United Methodist University Senate, which has asked that non-Methodist seminaries approved to teach Methodist students ...More

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Seminary celebrates 63rd Commencement

Eastern Mennonite Seminary will hold its 63rd annual commencement service 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28 in Lehman Auditorium on the EMU campus. Rev. Dr. Daniel L. Garrett, adjunct professor, United Methodist studies at Eastern Mennonite Seminary will give the commencement address titled “Lessons from Grandpa, Dad, and other Theologians.” Garrett has served as adjunct in ...More

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Eastern Mennonite Seminary hires new professor

David Evans will nurture and push students as they wade into the increasingly diverse religious contexts of the world. The newest member of the Eastern Mennonite Seminary (EMS) faculty in Harrisonburg, Va., Evans has been named assistant professor of history, mission, intercultural and interfaith studies. Evans brings expertise in cultural analy ...More

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Young Anabaptists Consider Mission in an “Occupied” World

How do Anabaptists do mission in a world with an “occupy” mentality? Young Anabaptist scholars will gather at Eastern Mennonite Seminary (EMS) April 13-14 to discuss this at a conference titled, “#Occupy Empire: Anabaptism in God’s mission.” Brian Gumm and Aaron Kauffman, both in their final year at EMS, are organizin ...More

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Accumulation Seduces Christians

Beware of seduction by accumulation. That was one of the money issues explored by Walter Brueggemann, a world-renowned Old Testament scholar, in talks to as many as 700 people gathered at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) Jan. 16 through 18. In his three packed lectures at EMU’s annual School for Leadership Training ...More