January 2012

“Conflict from Below: The Possibility of Astonished Gratitude” Dr. Walter Brueggemann

& School for Leadership Training.

Walter Brueggemann offers the second of three plenary address for the 2012 School for Leadership Training.  Brueggemann takes the manna story as the root of a counter narrative about finance that is grounded in creation that exhibits the generosity of God and the abundance of resources for the community of the world. The 2012 theme… Read more »

Conversations with Walter Brueggemann #1

& School for Leadership Training.

SLT participants have an opportunity to discuss the first 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 »

“Conflict from Above: The Drive for Accumulation” Dr. Walter Brueggemann

& School for Leadership Training.

Does a day go by without some thought or conversation about money? The economic climate? The lack of funds for a congregational program or project? The juggling act with personal bills? The search for wisdom about how to be good stewards of what we do have? Walter Brueggemann offers the first of three plenary address… Read more »

MLK Jr. Chapel: “Stand Up!” – Glen Guyton

& University Chapels.

What do you do when your dreams seem just out of reach? Sometimes the first step towards reaching our goal is the hardest; but when we reconcile our past fears and put our hope in Christ, our dreams will become reality. Glen Guyton preaches from John 5:1-13 in a special Monday chapel for MLK Jr…. Read more »

Inside Athletics: Jan. 13, 2012

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics,” with Dave out at the NCAA Convention in Indianapolis, James takes over and gives a brief update on the busy basketball seasons so far. Then he brings in Interim Men’s Volleyball Coach Derek King for a preview of their season, which starts tonight in Mount Olive, NC.

Inside Athletics… Read more »

What are you seeking?

& University Chapels.

Campus pastors and pastoral assistants offer readings and reflections to help the gathered community consider what they are seeking at this point in their lives. Chapel closes with a time of sending for the Middle East Cross-cultural Seminar group.

“With Mary” Jerry Holsopple

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Faculty/Staff Speakers.

In this Chapel Gathering service  in the Seminary, Dr. Jerry Holsopple  reflects on Mary, the mother of Jesus, in the context of his sabbatical year spent in Lithuania.  Dr. Holsopple is Professor of Visual and Communication Arts at EMU. Chapel Gathering services held in Martin Chapel at Eastern Mennonite Seminary are planned by the Seminary… Read more »

CIE Interfaith Forum: “A Trail Guide to the Torah of Nonviolence” Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb

& Center for Interfaith Engagement.

Renowned storyteller, activist, organizer, writer, Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, is one of the first ten women in Jewish history to enter Rabbinic life and, in 1980, became the first woman ordained in the Jewish Renewal Movement. In 1973 she began congregational life with Temple Beth Or of the Deaf and then lived for 22 years in… Read more »

University Convocation: “Called to Peacebuilding” – Dr. Loren Swartzendruber

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

President Loren Swartzendruber speaks on peacebuilding, one of the EMU shared values, for the opening convocation of spring semester. Chapel closes with a time of sending for the Guatemala & Mexico Cross-cultural Seminar group at the end of convocation. Also check out the video that was shown in chapel before President Swartzendruber spoke! Matthew 5:3-10… Read more »

Seminary Convocation: “Sustaining Life” Dr. Lonnie Yoder

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Faculty/Staff Speakers.

Dr. Lonnie Yoder, Eastern Mennonite Seminary Associate Dean, offers the Spring semester convocation address for  Chapel Gathering at the Seminary Chapel Gathering services held in Martin Chapel at Eastern Mennonite Seminary are planned by the Seminary community but open to all.