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Scholars of religion and theology debate purpose and outcomes of interfaith dialogue

When the Center for Interfaith Engagement (CIE) at Eastern Mennonite University brings people of different religions together to talk, what’s the point? Should everyone water down their beliefs in order to find as much agreement as possible? Or, at the opposite extreme, should they be trying to convert each other? At a March 27, 2014, forum ...More

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Distinguished Faculty Headline Summer Missional Institute

Eastern Mennonite Seminary (EMS) Lancaster is offering three courses in its Summer Institute for Missional Questions, April-June 2013. The teachers, Myron S. Augsburger, Conrad L. Kanagy and Mark and Mary Thiessen Nation ...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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EMS Professor Challenges Conventional Wisdom about German Theologian, Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Dr. Mark Thiessen Nation, professor of theology at Eastern Mennonite Seminary, will present a lecture, “Bonhoeffer the Assassin?: Challenging a Myth, Recovering Costly Grace” Wednesday, February 23, 3:30-5 at Eastern Mennonite University, Martin Chapel. Nation will challenge the long-held assumption that Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German theologian and pastor, was arrested, im ...More

Seminary Grad Writes Book on Pro-Life Ethics

Consistently Pro-Life:The Ethics of Bloodshed in Ancient Christianity “This is a book about killing.” That’s the opening descriptive line in Eastern Mennonite Seminary grad Rob Arner’s new book. Arner, ...More

Profs to Lead Forum on ‘Homosexuality’

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Professors Co-Author Book on Homosexuality

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Seminary Offers Evening Classes

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Seminary Offers Evening, Weekend Courses

Want to learn more about congregational discernment, feminist theology, worship or exploring faith from a psychological perspective? Eastern Mennonite Seminary is offering evening and weekend courses on these topics this spring. Wendy J. Miller, assistant professor of spiritual formation, will teach “Spiritual Formation in Congregational Discernment” 6:30 ...More

Believers Church Conference Explores Politics and Pacifism

“This world of 6.2 billion people is a different place than it was a generation or two ago. We in the Western hemisphere need to adjust our lenses to see it in new ways.” ...More