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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

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Luce Foundation Awards Grant To EMU’s Interfaith Work

A grant of $355,000 from the Henry Luce Foundation will spur the expansion of interfaith dialogue, peacebuilding and humanitarian service at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) over the next three years. The grant will be dispersed in increments of $119,000 in 20 ...More

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Explore the Bible via Sailing in the Mediterranean

Professor of mission Linford Stutzman will lead a cross-cultural program via boat around the eastern Mediterranean in May 2012. The group will explore Athens, Ephesus, Corinth and many other sites of New Testament churches, usually traveling as the apostle Paul did in the Book of Acts. The trip, called ...More

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Preach Better at a Discounted Rate

Eastern Mennonite Seminary is offering an advanced preaching class during the spring semester at a special rate. Pastors and lay leaders will be able to take the class for $460, one-third the cost of a regular course. The class is offered in conjunction with ...More