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Lenten Reflections: A pacifist and a combat veteran are filled by the Holy Spirit at the footwashing bowl

I felt as though I was washing away the desert sand of Iraq. —Michael King, seminary dean   Darin Busé, a United Methodist pastor, came to Eastern Mennonite Seminary with a distinct plan: in his studies, he would “seek healing so that I could learn to heal healers.” The pain ...More

EMU and Seminary Offer Online Lenten Devotions

EMU and EMS has prepared a series of devotional meditations for each week day of Lent, that begins Wednesday, Feb. 25. Faculty, staff, students and alumni have written reflections based on the Lectionary scriptures for the 40-da ...More

Symbol of Suffering and Death Offers New Life

I can feel it in the air, in my face, in my creaky bones. It’s still cool, even wintry-like at times, but change is happening – slowly, quietly, surely. Around our house, daffodils and tulips force their way through the crusty mulch, testing conditions, deciding whether to thrust forth with confidence or retreat to whence they came. Fat robins cavort in our yard ...More

Seminary Observes Lent

The smell of homemade soup and bread fills the Eastern Mennonite Seminary kitchen and gathering area each Thursday during Lent. Each year the seminary community observes Lent with two important events, Lenten Lunches and chapel services based on Lenten themes. ...More

EMU Staff Collaborate on Worship Guide

Worship guide planning group (standing, l. to r.): Kris Shank Zehr, Lucinda Swartzendruber, Kevin Clark, Brian Martin Burkholder. Middle: Edie Bontrager, Marlene Kropf. Front: Gloria Diener, Jill Landis, ...More