“The Anav Shall Inherit The Earth: Humility, Sustainability, Resiliency” – Todd Wynward

& University Chapels.

When Jesus said the meek shall inherit the earth, he was invoking the ancient character trait of anav, meekness. Anav doesn’t mean wimpy and powerless, but rather a lifeway that delights the Lord, marked by humility, sustainability, non-grasping, and resiliency. Could it be that the meek shall inherit the earth because only they are… Read more »

“Embodying Enoughness: The Practice of Paul’s Autarkeia” – Todd Wynward

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary.

Todd Wynward, author, educator, small-scale farmer, wilderness trip leader and Mennonite minister for watershed discipleship affiliated with Albuquerque Mennonite Church.. Embodying Enoughness: The Practice of Paul’s “Autarkeia” Phillipians 4:12; 1 Timothy 6:8 How did the Apostle Paul learn the secret of being content in any situation, whether surrounded by scarcity or abundance? Todd invites… Read more »

“Rewilding the Way: Break Free to Follow an Untamed God” – Todd Wynward

& University Chapels.

Ancient desert prophets. Modern archaelogical discoveries. Age-old Christian schools of creative cultural defiance crafted in the wilderness. Could it be today’s tame Christianity is missing something vital? Could it be that spending time in wild places, unshackled from the comforts and constraints of dominant culture, is a necessary prerequisite to become the people God… Read more »

“Writing Christ’s Letters to the World” – Dr. Darrell Guder

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary, Spiritual Life Week.

“The Disciples’ Vocation” Seminary Spiritual Life Week Concludes – In collaboration with Virginia Mennonite Conference, Virginia Mennonite Missions, Eastern Mennonite University and Eastern Mennonite Seminary, Dr. Darrell Guder, Princeton Theological Seminary’s Henry Winters Luce Professor of Missional and Ecumenical Theologies the guest speaker.

Interpretation and its Fates: Clinic and Culture

& Other Speaking Events.

We may not find it difficult to view interpretation as a way of making sense, but it may be more challenging to realize what else it may be. If “the age of interpretation is behind us,” as Jacques-Alain Miller has claimed, then what could it look like? What if interpretation has more than meaning… Read more »

“Equipping the Called and Sent Community” – Dr. Darrell Guder

& University Chapels.

Dr. Darrell Guder, visiting scholar of missiology, shares reflections on his faith and call story as it relates to his understanding of Christian mission. He is the primary resource person for Mission & Service Day. — Dr. Darrell Guder is the Henry Winters Luce Professor of Missional and Ecumenical Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary…. Read more »

“The Disciples’ Vocation” – Dr. Darrell Guder

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary, Spiritual Life Week.

“The Disciples’ Vocation” Seminary Spiritual Life Week Begins – In collaboration with Virginia Mennonite Conference, Virginia Mennonite Missions, Eastern Mennonite University and Eastern Mennonite Seminary, Dr. Darrell Guder, Princeton Theological Seminary’s Henry Winters Luce Professor of Missional and Ecumenical Theologies the guest speaker.

“From the halls of EMS to the halls of Washington” – Rachelle Lyndaker Schlabach

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary.

“From the halls of EMS to the halls of Washington” Rachelle Lyndaker Schlabach, Director of Mennonite Central Committee’s US Washington Office and an EMS alumna shares from Matthew 10: 16-20.

“Life from Brokenness” -Jolee Paden

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

Jesus says, “I am the resurrection and the life.” Senior Jolee Paden, Pastoral Assistant, explores the suffering that seeks our defeat while God wants it redeemed for His glory. She explores the story of Lazarus and the implications for our lives today as we have the opportunity to rise to new life. This chapel… Read more »

“Reliving Our Traditions” – Carlos Galvan Alemán

& University Chapels.

Reviviendo Nuestras Tradiciones – Latino Heritage Month Dr. Carlos Galvan Alemán, associate professor of Communication Studies at James Madison University, reflects on contemporary communication of Latino identities, and what it might mean to re-live the traditions of our families and cultures. Senior Alicia Ygarza opens chapel with a vocal solo and poet Marjorie Agosin… Read more »