November 2012

“The Will to Embrace: In Search of Christian Hospitality” – Dr. Richard Beck

& University Chapels.

Suter Science Seminar – Richard Beck, PhD

“Practice hospitality.” So commands Paul in Romans 12. And yet, a host of social and psychological dynamics often conspire to make faith communities insular, inward-looking and unwilling to engage with the “tax collectors and sinners” of our world. The presentation will focus on the features of purity… Read more »

“A World without Strangers: the Practice of Radical Hospitality” – Richard Beck

& University Chapels.

One of the most radical and controversial aspects of Jesus’ life and ministry was how he constantly crossed social, political, religious and moral boundaries to embrace the “tax collectors and sinners” of his day. And yet, modern Christians struggle with how to follow that example. What is getting in our way? And what dangers… Read more »

Inside Athletics: November 30, 2012

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this week’s “Inside Athetics” podcast, Sports Information Director James De Boer rides solo.  He opens talking about the excitement building for the track & field season, which opens this weekend.  With both basketball teams opening their ODAC seasons this week, James also talks about some trends we might see this year and some of… Read more »

“Advent” – EMS Worship Liturgy Class

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Student Speakers.

EMS Worship Liturgy Class students Marlene Chandler, Karen Kiel, Rob Nash, Mary Norville, Ryan Schaeffer; lead this Chapel Gathering service in the Seminary. The entire campus community is invited to every chapel worship service on campus. Eastern Mennonite Seminary hosts chapel gatherings in Martin Chapel every Tuesday and Thursday; EMU Campus Ministries hosts chapel gatherings every Wednesday and Friday… Read more »

“Pickups: A love story” – Howard Zehr, Mark Metzler-Sawin

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Colloquium Series.

Howard Zehr, professor of restorative justice,  and Mark Metzler-Sawin, professor of history, offer a presentation on “Pickups: A love story.”

“Singing Advent: NOT Black Friday, NOT Cyber Monday, just awaiting The Gift” – Ken J Nafziger

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Dr. Ken J. Nafziger leads this  chapel marking the beginning of the  journey of Advent through communal singing of selected hymns.

Inside Athletics: November 27, 2012

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In today’s podcast, Dave is joined by Sue Kolb, the Assistant Athletic Director for Student Athlete Well-being.  They review the work that Sue did last year in tracking attendance and academic progress as a means of improving retention rates.  Sue outlines the program that was implemented, the follow-up work that was done and the results… Read more »

“Being Gotten: The Openness that Enables Discernment” – Michael King

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

Seminary Dean Dr. Michael King reflects on how the story of Nicodemus helps us understand the difference between “I get it” and “being gotten.” “I get it” is a way of staying in control; it’s hard for us to imagine living differently. Our whole culture takes us in the direction of emphasizing the value… Read more »

“Friends: Building Peace Through Relationships” – WCSC

& Cross-Cultural Groups, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Ride the DC metro through chapel in Lehman Auditorium with the Washington Community Scholars’ Center as they explore what it means to study, work, get lost, make friends and build peace in the big city.

Inside Athletics: November 16, 2012

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

This week Dave takes a break from reporting results and highlights of sports action and focuses on the issue of athletic scholarships.  He references a series of articles by Bill Pennington that appeared in the Ney York Times in 2008.  The articles were based on, at that time, recently disclosed information from the NCAA about… Read more »