“Rethinking Power: Community Organizing in the Way of Jesus” – Melissa Florer-Bixler

& University Chapels, Who do you say that I am?.

Visiting Pastor, Melissa Florer-Bixler, encourages us to “rethink power” in the ways of Jesus. She draws from experience with community organizing and inspiration for how Jesus tells us to think differently about power rather than simply embracing “powerlessness” as a Christian commitment. Melissa Florer-Bixler was on campus for EMU’s visiting pastor program. Melissa is… Read more »

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Darin Buse

& Seminary, Seminary Senior Capstone, Student Speakers.

Darin Buse, “human wholeness & the dissociative effects of Post combat trauma ” Students in the seminary’s Master of Divinity program complete Capstone Integration Projects across the two semesters of their senior year. During the fall semester, they negotiate with the professors in the Formation in Missional Leadership class the design of their projects. They then… Read more »

“Maintaining Right Relationships” – Rev. Clyde Kratz

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary.

Clyde Kratz,  Conference Minister, Virginia Mennonite Conference, Mennonite Church USA. “Maintaining Right Relationships” (James 3:13-18) This is the second of two special Eastern Mennonite Seminary chapel presentations to help us discern our way through complexities related to denominational divisions rooted in different understandings of LGBTQ relationships. Meredith McNabb, the March 29 presenter is Director… Read more »

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Brian Martin

& Seminary, Seminary Senior Capstone.

Brian Martin “Pastoring with a Christo-centric Theodicy in a Traumatized World” Students in the seminary’s Master of Divinity program complete Capstone Integration Projects across the two semesters of their senior year. During the fall semester, they negotiate with the professors in the Formation in Missional Leadership class the design of their projects. They then complete their… Read more »

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Kevin Lay

& Seminary, Seminary Senior Capstone.

Kevin Lay “Zeugnis in the Local Congregation through the Book of Ruth” Students in the seminary’s Master of Divinity program complete Capstone Integration Projects across the two semesters of their senior year. During the fall semester, they negotiate with the professors in the Formation in Missional Leadership class the design of their projects. They then complete… Read more »

Washington Community Scholars’ Center (Chapel)

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

Students from the Washington Community Scholars’ Center (WCSC) report on their experiences in the capital city.

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Larry Aikens

& Seminary, Seminary Senior Capstone, Student Speakers.

Larry Aikens, “Diverging Cultures, yet a Coalescing Christ” Students in the seminary’s Master of Divinity program complete Capstone Integration Projects across the two semesters of their senior year. During the fall semester, they negotiate with the professors in the Formation in Missional Leadership class the design of their projects. They then complete their projects in the… Read more »

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Lindsay Mustafa Davis

& Seminary, Seminary Senior Capstone, Student Speakers.

Lindsay Mustafa Davis, “Playing with Parables: Using Theater to Embody the Parables of Jesus with EMU Theater and EMS Students” Students in the seminary’s Master of Divinity program complete Capstone Integration Projects across the two semesters of their senior year. During the fall semester, they negotiate with the professors in the Formation in Missional Leadership class the design… Read more »

Experiences of Women in Christianity and the World

& Student Speakers.

EMSWA members share reflections on their experiences as women and feminine imagery in both Christianity and the world. EMSWA is the Eastern Mennonite Women’s Association. EMSWA’s purpose is to empower members of the community; to deepen awareness; to develop relationships; and to create open and safe dialogue all with a focus on women and… Read more »

“Wrestling Up” – Rev. Meredith McNabb

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Discernment, Seminary.

Rev. Meredith McNabb, Director of Clergy Excellence, Board of Ordained Ministries, Virginia United Methodist Conference, United Methodist Church. “Wrestling Up” (Genesis 32:22-32 Romans 12:1-3, 9-21) This is the first of two special Eastern Mennonite Seminary chapel presentations to help us discern our way through complexities related to denominational divisions rooted in different understandings of… Read more »