“The Role of Music in Peace and Conflict” – Dr. Joan Griffing

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Colloquium Series.

Dr.  Joan Griffing offers a presentation on her 12-13 sabbatical entitled, “The role of Music in Peace and Conflict.” Griffing chairs EMU’s Music Department where she teaches violin and viola, coaches chamber music and conducts the EMU orchestra.

Inside Athletics: November 20, 2013

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

Dave and James discuss the Cross Country regional championships from last weekend before moving on to preview the ODAC Men’s and Women’s basketball.

Inside Athletics is a weekly podcast hosted by Director of Athletics, Dave King. The podcast offers a synopsis of what is happening in EMU athletics, but also delves deeper into how… Read more »

“Discerning the Tides” — Linford Stutzman

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

Dr. Linford Stutzman, Director of EMS’s Coffman Center, shares from his experiences studying and sailing the journeys of the apostle Paul as he offers his perspective on, “Discerning the Tides.” Seminary Dean Dr. Michael King has begun to articulate a vision for EMS as a “Discernment Training Center” (see Convocation, Fall 2012 and Convocation,… Read more »

“The Ordinary Instant” — Jessica Penner ’01

& University Chapels.

In her powerful memoir, The Year of Magical Thinking, Joan Didion writes: “Life changes in an instant. The ordinary instant.” Jessica Penner, author of Shaken in the Water, talks about what she is learning about the art of memoir-writing and the need for a writer to make an ordinary extraordinary for the reader. She… Read more »

“Discerning the Good News in the Real World: Subversive God-Learnings from a 3-M perspective” — Dorothy Jean Weaver

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

Dr. Dorothy Jean Weaver, EMS Professor of New Testament, offers perspectives on, “Discerning the Good News in the Real World: Subversive God-Learnings from a 3-M Perspective.” Seminary Dean Dr. Michael King has begun to articulate a vision for EMS as a “Discernment Training Center” (see Convocation, Fall 2012 and Convocation, Fall 2013). This fall… Read more »

“Drones, a weapon of war capable of peace” — Dr. Jay Parrish

& University Chapels.

In University Chapel, Dr. Jay Parrish, a professional Geo-physicist, talks about the moral/ethical questions and harmful effects of drones, and elaborates on the idea of possible peaceful uses.  

“Personal Spiritual Discernment: Finding God’s Answers to Life’s Questions” — Linda Alley

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

Linda Alley inhabits multiple roles as EMS administrative assistant, Director of the Congregational Resource Center, Director of the Summer Institute for Spiritual Formation and Coordinator of the School for Leadership Training.  In this chapel gathering in the Seminary, Linda offers reflections on the topic  of, “Personal Spiritual Discernment: Finding God’s Answers to Life’s Questions.” Romans… Read more »

Inside Athletics: November 11, 2013

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

This week, with no teams in action, Dave focuses on the upcoming Regional Cross Country meet.  Jason Lewkowicz, head cross country coach reported on the ODAC championship at Hampden-Syndey where the women’s team finished second and the men’s team finished fourth.  He also highlighted the individual accomplishments at the championships.  Jason then describes the training… Read more »

Chapel Worship: Jason Lewkowicz and the Cross-Country Team

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Coach Lewkowicz and the team offer a series of songs, Scripture readings, and reflection from team members, with the central theme of how living in missional community helps us to abide in Christ.

“Discern Love for Enemies” – Dr. John Fairfield

& Center for Interfaith Engagement, Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary.

Dr. John Fairfield, Research Fellow for EMU’s Center for Interfaith Engagement, addresses Chapel Gathering in the seminary with the topic, “Discern love for enemies” 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.