Parable of Two Men Praying – Dr. Myron Augsburger

& Parables, University Chapels.

Parables – everyday stories that invite us to confront our worldview, sense of self and God, without providing easy answers. Join President Emeritas Myron Augsburger in diving into the parable of two men who went to the temple to pray in search of meaning for us and our context. Parables is the campus ministry… Read more »

“Off the Lampstand and Into the World” – Charlie Tinsley

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

Charlie Tinsley, a Methodist student at EMS, brings the message to Chapel Gathering.  His message, based on the gospel passage from John 1:5, 9-13, is entitled, “Off the Lampstand and Into the World: Taking the Light into Areas of Darkness.”

“Suter Science Seminar” – Emeriti Panel Discussion

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Other Speaking Events.

Six Professors Emeriti share history and perspective from their own experiences in their teaching careers at EMU. Panel discussion with Drs. Kenton Brubaker, Glenn M. Kauffman, Galen Lehman, Joseph W. Mast,Clair Mellinger, and Millard Showalter Dr. Kenton Brubaker graduated from EMU (then EMC) in 1954 after three years as a biology major there and… Read more »

Homecoming Chapel – “And the Two Shall Become One” – Dr. Donald Oswald ’75

& University Chapels.

Viewing work and spiritual formation as two distinct activities, we try with little success to make them consistent. If we can recognize that they are not two things but that they are already one, that they rise from one common impetus, we may find that both are enhanced. Donald Oswald, director of diagnostics and… Read more »

“Transformation Dynamics of Clinical Pastoral Education”

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

Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, led by students from the Summer 2014 CPE class.

“Life Beyond the Amish Schoolhouse Shooting – One Light Still Shines” – Marie Monville

& Other Speaking Events.

In an evening lecture, Marie Monville shares from her book, One Light Still Shines: My Life Beyond the Shadow of the Amish Schoolhouse Shooting. “No matter how tragic your circumstances, your life is not a tragedy. It is a love story. And in your love story, when you think all the lights have gone… Read more »

“One Light Still Shines” – Marie Monville

& University Chapels.

Marie Monville shares from her book, One Light Still Shines: My Life Beyond the Shadow of the Amish Schoolhouse Shooting. “No matter how tragic your circumstances, your life is not a tragedy. It is a love story. And in your love story, when you think all the lights have gone out, one light still… Read more »

“So you want to be a neighbor?” – Ron Byler

& University Chapels.

Ron Byler helps to launch the Virginia Mennonite Relief Sale with a presentation on Jesus’ interchange with the lawyer in Luke 10 and the Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37). Ron Byler serves as Executive Director of Mennonite Central Committee US (MCC). MCC is a global, nonprofit organization that strives to share God’s… Read more »

“Christianity without consequence: Called to a ministry of reconciliation” – J. Ron Byler

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary.

“Christianity without consequence: Called to a ministry of reconciliation,” II Corinthians 5:16-20. J. Ron Byler, Mennonite Central Committee US Executive Director. April 2014 marked 20 years since the genocide in Rwanda and Burundi.  Two of the most Christianized countries in Africa became the place where Christians killed other Christians.  What can we learn from… Read more »

“Hymn Sing Inspired by the Parables” – Anne Waltner

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Parables, University Chapels.

Parables – everyday stories that invite us to confront our worldview, sense of self and God, without providing easy answers. Join Anne Waltner, Assistant Professor of Music, and friends for a hymn sing inspired by the Parables of Jesus. Parables is the campus ministry theme for the year.