“Burying God, Gathering Spices: healing from spiritual abuse” – Emily Hedrick

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary.

“Burying God,Gathering Spices: healing from spiritual abuse” Emily Hedrick, student at Wake Forest School of Divinity and author of True Confessions of a God Killer: A Postmodern Pilgrim’s Progress The good news starts at a tomb. We must learn to let each other mourn damaged images of God in order to experience new life.

A Christian Response to Climate Change – Rev. Tafue Lusama

& Creation Care, University Chapels.

Reverend Tafue Lusama is from the small island nation of Tuvalu. Rev. Lusama is not only the leader of the Tuvalu Christian Church and a highly respected minister, but he is also an outspoken advocate for creation care and a Christian response to climate change. His small island nation is quickly disappearing as sea… Read more »

Homecoming Worship Service

& Homecoming.

Ken J. Nafziger and the EMU Chamber Singers lead the Homecoming Congregation in a service of worship and hearing the stories of this year’s alumni award honorees.

“Project Peanut Butter” – Martin Histand ’05

& Homecoming, University Chapels.

Martin Histand ’05 reflects on his experiences at EMU and with Mennonite Central Committee and how they informed working with Project Peanut Butter – a program addressing global malnutrition in children. Histand is being honored as Young Alum of the Year. During his time as a student and upon graduation from EMU in 2005,… Read more »

“How to be a Peace Community in a fear-bombarded society?” – Dann Pantoja

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary.

Philippians 4:6-7 Dann and Joji Pantoja, peace building missionaries commissioned by Peace Mennonite Church and administered through Mennonite Church Canada, are are assigned to the Philippines to lead a team of Peace and Reconciliation (PAR) Specialists called PeaceBuilders Community.

“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 »