January 2014

“Persistent Peace Making” – MCC with Ted & Co. Theaterworks

& University Chapels.

Ted Swartz and Tim Ruebke open with a sketch pointing toward a need for the gentle yet persistent way of peacemaking employed by Mennonite Central Committee, the relief and service arm of Mennonite Church USA and other Anabaptist denominations. Krista Johnson shares, representing MCC.

“Reflections on Listening together” – Dr. Loren Swartzendruber

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

President Swartzendruber discusses the Listening Process as the Seminary Community is called to prayer for discernment. The entire campus community is invited to every chapel service on campus. Eastern Mennonite Seminary hosts chapel gatherings in Martin Chapel every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 11:00.

“Reporting Public Pension Liabilities: What Every Citizen Ought to Know” – Dr. Ron Stoltzfus

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Colloquium Series.

Dr. Ron Stoltzfus offers a presentation on his 12-13 sabbatical, entitled “Reporting Public Pension Liabilities: What Every Citizen Ought to Know.” He has been part of the EMU department of business and economics since 1984.

“Call to Prayer: Entering the Listening Process” — Jacob Landis, Maddie List, Grantley Showalter

& University Chapels.

The EMU community is called to prayer for the listening process. Our focus is on Romans 12 as we reflect on being transformed into the image of Christ.

“What I Learned from Ministry Inquiry” – Jacob Landis and Matt Naugle

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

How are you searching to clarify your call in life? Students who participated in the Ministry Inquiry Program (MIP) over the summer months share reflections from their experiences of exploring a sense of call to ministry.

Inside Athletics: January 24, 2014

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James discuss the basketball teams and their respective three-game winning streaks.  Dave then talks about the NCAA Convention he attended last week, giving some bullets points from two sessions he attended on a pair of hot-button current events.

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“Women of the Bible” – Chris Parks

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Enter the stories of several women in the Bible through a moving and evocative presentation written and performed by Chris Parks.

MLK Day Chapel: “A Domesticated King” – Dr. David Evans

& University Chapels.

David Evans speaks on “A Domesticated King” for the MLK Day Chapel in Lehman Auditorium. David Evans, Asst Prof-History and Mission at the seminary, has worked in various ministry contexts. While living in Washington, DC, David was the Junior/Senior High Director of an out-of-school time program on Capitol Hill. Later he served as Community… Read more »

“Take the First Step in Faith: A History of Inclusion at EMU” – Mark Metzler Sawin

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Ideas of community identity are often built by drawing lines, defining what and who a community is and is not. When a community decides that Inclusion is a trait it values, it thus presents a challenge. This chapel address is a local look at how the Harrisonburg community and the Mennonites of the Valley… Read more »

Inside Athletics: January 17, 2014

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, James flies solo with Dave at NCAA meetings in sunny San Diego.  James digs a little deeper into the big wins for both men’s and women’s basketball in their games Wednesday night, and talks about some big milestones for two individual players.  He also sheds a little more light… Read more »