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Atypical Anabaptist: Alumnus Leonard Dow Brings ‘Mennocostal’ Preaching To EMU

Leonard Dow is making a name for himself. Around Philadelphia and throughout Mennonite Church USA, the 47-year-old is turning heads and people are listening. It’s hard not to. Beads of sweat bubble all over Dow’s forehead as he delivers energetic, poignant sermons. The 47-year-old black preacher isn’t your cookie cutter Mennonite. Some in the “City of Brotherly Lo ...More


EMU Alumnus to Lead Spiritual Life Week

A Philadelphia church leader will lead spring Spiritual Life Week Wednesday through Saturday, Feb. 16-19 at Eastern Mennonite University. Leonard Dow will seek to combine his reflections on pastoral ministry in an urban and multicultural context while addressing the program theme, “Called by God.” Sched ...More

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EMU Celebrating Black History Month

The multicultural services office and the Black Student Union join in planning and celebrating “Black History Month” at Eastern Mennonite University. Activities opened Friday, Feb. 4, with a university chapel presentation by Mark Metzler Sawin, associate professor of history ...More

‘Live the Selfless Way of Christ,’ Dow Tells Seminary Community

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‘The Dangerous Calling of the Gospel’ – Reflecting on Dr. King’s Life and Legacy

Leonard Dow reflects on his message to the EMU community. Photo by Jim Bishop ...More

EMU Grad to Lead ‘King’ Observances, Other Events

Leonard M. Dow, pastor of Oxford Circle Mennonite Church and EMU alum, will lead EMU’s Martin Luther King Jr. observances. A 1987 EMU graduate who is pastor of a growing, multi-ethnic congregation in Philadelphia will be on campus Jan. 18-23 to interact with students and facul ...More

An Under-The-Radar MVP?

By Mike Barber, Daily News-Record Jason Sager Three days a week, he takes classes. Three days a week, he works as a real-estate agent. But for the 40 minutes that the basketball ...More