January 2012

“Freedom: from a Biblical Perspective” – Joanne Gallardo

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Consider a biblical perspective on freedom as Joanne Gallardo preaches on John 8:31-36.

Inside Athletics: Jan. 27, 2012

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics” Dave and James jump into a recap of the past few days.  Dave also opens the door for James to explain what a basketball game day looks like for him.

Inside Athletics is a weekly podcast hosted by Director of Athletics, Dave King. The podcast offers a synopsis of… Read more »

“Disintegration” – Cyndi Gusler

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Colloquium Series.

Cyndi Gusler, associate professor of Visual and Communication Arts, presents at the January Colloquium lecture.  She shares from  her sabbatical work focusing on using discarded and eco-friendly materials to create art.  The lecture and Q&A time are followed by the opening of her show “Disintegration” in the Margaret Martin Gehman Gallery . (News Story) The… Read more »

Reflections on Ministry and Call – Julia Schmidt & Brendon Derstine

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Brendon Derstine and Julia Schmidt offer reflections from their participation in the Ministry Inquiry Program, Summer 2011. The Ministry Inquiry Program is an exciting opportunity of the Mennonite Church USA for college-age young adults to explore pastoral ministry. The program offers you the opportunity to experience first hand what ministry is and to test your… Read more »

Prayers for Christian Unity 2012

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary.

Chapel Gathering in the Seminary participates in the annual celebration of the “Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.” The service utilizes an Ecumenical order of Worship, designed this year by churches in Poland, reflecting from their own history of partition and victory over oppression. Chapel Gathering services held in Martin Chapel at Eastern Mennonite Seminary… Read more »

Accumulation & Abundance Chapel

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Students from Campus Ministries offer a  service of community lament on accumulation and find abundance with modern day reflections, scriptures and other readings led by a celebration worship team. This chapel theme was inspired by Dr. Walter Brueggemann, resource person for the recently held School for Leadership Training at the seminary.

Inside Athletics: Jan. 20, 2012

& University Chapels.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics,” Dave and James talk about the track and men’s volleyball teams, which both opened their 2012 seasons in the past few days.  They also dig deeper into the basketball teams, both of which seems to be hitting their stride midway through the season.  Dave ends the podcast with a short recap… Read more »

“Sabbath as a Means of Transition from Anxious Scarcity to Grateful Abundance” Dr. Walter Brueggemann

& School for Leadership Training.

Walter Brueggemann offers the third and final plenary address for the 2012 School for Leadership Training.  He considers the “sabbatic principle” as the practice and discipline whereby we may move from the narrative of scarcity and violence to the narrative of abundance and generosity. He considers the Sabbath, the year of release (Deuteronomy 15) and… Read more »

“Do your Future a Favor” – Ashley Hagelin

& University Chapels.

Are your finances lined up with your faith? Ashley Hagelin  explores establishing good financial habits that relate to faith values.  Hagelin comes to us from LSS (Lutheran Social Services of MN), a partner organization of Everence.  In this chapel, she shares her story of student loan debt and encourages students to seek out resources for… Read more »

Conversations with Walter Brueggemann #2

& School for Leadership Training.

SLT participants have an opportunity to discuss the second plenary session with Brueggemann. The 2012 theme for School for Leadership Training seeks to engage church and business leaders in an exploration of such questions and to plumb the wisdom of those living with possible answers. This school intentionally invites us to look deeply at how… Read more »