Reflections on “Becoming. . .” – personal faith stories

& Spiritual Life Week, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Hear undergraduate students share personal life and faith reflections on Becoming. . ., the Spiritual Life Week theme, followed by a vocal solo by Alicia Ygarza. Storytellers: Philip Watson, Makora Nyagwegwe, and Daniel Barnhart (inspired by Ephesians 3:14-21)

“Love and Leadership: Hand in Hand Towards A Healthy Community”

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary, Student Speakers.

“Love and Leadership: Hand in Hand Towards a Healthy Community” led by Seminary Community Council members about what it means to be engaged in the EMS community and beyond. Seminary student Charlie Tinsley preaches.

Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee Speaks on Ebola Crisis

& Other Speaking Events.

Public address by Leymah Gbowee, EMU alumnus and Nobel Peace laureate

“Atheism to Catholicism: a faith journey” – Dr. Mark Bauerlein

& University Chapels.

Drawing on the story of his own spiritual journey, Mark Bauerlein talks about the significance of atheism as a compelling mode of adolescent rebellion and what pulled him out of that. Dr. Mark Bauerlein, of Emory University in Atlanta, is featured on campus by Writers Read. He is well versed on the value and… Read more »

“The Dumbest Generation” – Writers Read with Dr. Mark Bauerlein

& Other Speaking Events.

In his 2008 book The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes our Future (or Don’t Trust Anyone under 30) Dr. Mark Bauerlein argues that despite unprecedented access to knowledge and information, the latest generation of Americans appears to be “no more learned or skilled than their predecessors, no more… Read more »

“Journey into Failure” – Les Horning

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

Les Horning, Associate Director for Seminary Development and Admissions shares from his personal “journey into failure” during Chapel Gathering in the Seminary.

“Camp Day Chapel” – Lester Zook

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Lester Zook spoke for a special “Camp Day” chapel held in the greeting hall of the Campus Center, surrounded by booths featuring several church camps and outdoor adventure programs.

“Called to Ministry?” – Hanna Heishman and Nathanael Ressler

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Do you have a call to ministry? Carmen Schrock-Hurst, Bible and Religion Instructor, hosts Hanna Heishman and Nathanael Ressler, students who participated in the Ministry Inquiry Program (MIP) over the summer months, as they share reflections from their experiences of exploring a sense of call to ministry. Students who participated in the Ministry Inquiry… Read more »

Departmental Chapels

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

How does faith inform your area of study or chosen profession? Students, faculty, and staff gathered during the chapel time on Wednesday, January 28 for focused conversations/interactions within majors/minors. Applied Social Sciences: Faith and Vocation: Reflections from faculty and Alumni. Business: Two students who attended the Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) annual conference shared what… Read more »