Inside Athletics: December 7, 2012

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Sports Information Director James De Boer brings on women’s basketball coach Kevin Griffin.  They talk about expectations after finishing 22-4 last season, the reasoning and results of a tough stretch to start this season, and the balance of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.

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Student Recognition Chapel

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

Faculty and Staff in several departments recognize important achievements of students during the fall semester.  Laurie Miller also recognizes and celebrates 10 years of Common Grounds coffeehouse on campus!

“The Will to Embrace: In Search of Christian Hospitality” – Dr. Richard Beck

& University Chapels.

Suter Science Seminar – Richard Beck, PhD

“Practice hospitality.” So commands Paul in Romans 12. And yet, a host of social and psychological dynamics often conspire to make faith communities insular, inward-looking and unwilling to engage with the “tax collectors and sinners” of our world. The presentation will focus on the features of purity… Read more »

“A World without Strangers: the Practice of Radical Hospitality” – Richard Beck

& University Chapels.

One of the most radical and controversial aspects of Jesus’ life and ministry was how he constantly crossed social, political, religious and moral boundaries to embrace the “tax collectors and sinners” of his day. And yet, modern Christians struggle with how to follow that example. What is getting in our way? And what dangers… Read more »

Inside Athletics: November 30, 2012

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this week’s “Inside Athetics” podcast, Sports Information Director James De Boer rides solo.  He opens talking about the excitement building for the track & field season, which opens this weekend.  With both basketball teams opening their ODAC seasons this week, James also talks about some trends we might see this year and some of… Read more »

“Advent” – EMS Worship Liturgy Class

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Student Speakers.

EMS Worship Liturgy Class students Marlene Chandler, Karen Kiel, Rob Nash, Mary Norville, Ryan Schaeffer; lead this Chapel Gathering service in the Seminary. The entire campus community is invited to every chapel worship service on campus. Eastern Mennonite Seminary hosts chapel gatherings in Martin Chapel every Tuesday and Thursday; EMU Campus Ministries hosts chapel gatherings every Wednesday and Friday… Read more »

“Pickups: A love story” – Howard Zehr, Mark Metzler-Sawin

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Colloquium Series.

Howard Zehr, professor of restorative justice,  and Mark Metzler-Sawin, professor of history, offer a presentation on “Pickups: A love story.”

“Singing Advent: NOT Black Friday, NOT Cyber Monday, just awaiting The Gift” – Ken J Nafziger

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Dr. Ken J. Nafziger leads this  chapel marking the beginning of the  journey of Advent through communal singing of selected hymns.

Inside Athletics: November 27, 2012

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In today’s podcast, Dave is joined by Sue Kolb, the Assistant Athletic Director for Student Athlete Well-being.  They review the work that Sue did last year in tracking attendance and academic progress as a means of improving retention rates.  Sue outlines the program that was implemented, the follow-up work that was done and the results… Read more »

“Being Gotten: The Openness that Enables Discernment” – Michael King

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

Seminary Dean Dr. Michael King reflects on how the story of Nicodemus helps us understand the difference between “I get it” and “being gotten.” “I get it” is a way of staying in control; it’s hard for us to imagine living differently. Our whole culture takes us in the direction of emphasizing the value… Read more »