February 2012

“The Church’s Politic of Fullness…” – Dr. David Fitch

& University Colloquium Series.

Dr. David Fitch  presents the February Colloquium lecture on “The Church’s Politic of Fullness: How Ideology and Antagonism Work Against the Bold Witness of the Gospel.” David is the Betty R. Lindner Professor of Evangelical Theology at Northern Seminary. He heads up the M.A. in Missional Church Ministry at Northern and has held various part-time… Read more »

Seminary Senior Capstone Presentations – Feb. 29, 2012

& Seminary Senior Capstone, Student Speakers.

Brian Gumm, Wringing Out Saturated Selves: Christian Education in a SecularAge Aaron Kauffman, Anabaptist Missional Project: In But Not of the (Mennonite) Empire? Brian and Aaron are part of the Anabaptist Missional Project. AMP is a “network of emerging leaders who love Jesus, care about the church, and seek to be part of God’s mission… Read more »

“Into the Woods” – Dr. David F. Evans

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary.

David F. Evans, Ph.D., candidate for EMS faculty position in Mission, Intercultural and Interfaith Studies, preaches from Mark 1:9-15 Professor Evans is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the History of Christianity at The Drew Theological School. He has academic degrees from Spring Arbor College in Michigan, Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., and Drew University in… Read more »

“Ordinary Women as Agents of Social Change” – Dorca Kisare Ressler

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Dorca Kisare Ressler, International Student Services, and the International Student Organization lead in this chapel to recognize International Women’s Day with scripture and reflections on ordinary women as agents of social change.  Dorca Kisare Ressler serves as Director of International Student Services at EMU.

Inside Athletics: Feb. 24, 2012

& Inside Athletics.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Sports Information Director James De Boer again runs solo, recording on location from the ODAC Basketball Tournaments in Salem.  He gives a recap of the women’s Quarterfinals and sets up the men’s Quarterfinals, and also touches on the busy schedule for all of the sports.

Inside Athletics is… Read more »

“Inspiring the Future” – Esther Nizer

& University Chapels.

Join Esther Nizer, president of the Harrisonburg area chapter of the NAACP, to consider “Inspiring the Future” and moving forward. This is the second chapel planned by Black Student Union as part of Black History Month.

Inside Athletics: Feb. 17, 2012

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics,” James runs the show as Dave is out of town for work.  With the men’s and women’s basketball seasons coming to a close this weekend, James talks about some the seeding possibilities and scenarios for both teams.  He also talks about a busy day in Yoder Arena on Saturday and… Read more »

Spiritual Life Week ‘Chapel Gathering’ – Shaun Groves

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Spiritual Life Week.

The good news of the Bible is not only about what we have been saved from, but also what we have been saved for – something to do with God’s plan to provide for the poor. This plan can be traced from an obscure law about bread in the biblical book of Exodus. Listen to… Read more »

Spiritual Life Week Chapel: “Saved? For What?” – Shaun Groves

& Spiritual Life Week, University Chapels.

The good news of the Bible is not only about what we have been saved from, but also what we have been saved for – something to do with God’s plan to provide for the poor. Shaun Groves is a singer/songwriter, speaker, blogger, husband, daddy and friend. He feels and thinks deeply and laughs easily… Read more »

“Brueggemann and the Fiction that Makes True” – Dr. Michael King

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Faculty/Staff Speakers, School for Leadership Training.

Referencing Hebrews 11:1-16, Eastern Mennonite Seminary Dean Dr. Michael King reflects and expands on some comments made by Dr. Walter Brueggeman, plenary speaker for this year’s School for Leadership Training in January. In “Preaching as Re-imagination,” Brueggemann writes, “It is my conviction that neither old liberal ideologies nor old conservative certitudes nor critical claims made… Read more »