MLK Day Chapel: “A Domesticated King” – Dr. David Evans

& University Chapels.

David Evans speaks on “A Domesticated King” for the MLK Day Chapel in Lehman Auditorium. David Evans, Asst Prof-History and Mission at the seminary, has worked in various ministry contexts. While living in Washington, DC, David was the Junior/Senior High Director of an out-of-school time program on Capitol Hill. Later he served as Community… Read more »

“Take the First Step in Faith: A History of Inclusion at EMU” – Mark Metzler Sawin

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Ideas of community identity are often built by drawing lines, defining what and who a community is and is not. When a community decides that Inclusion is a trait it values, it thus presents a challenge. This chapel address is a local look at how the Harrisonburg community and the Mennonites of the Valley… Read more »

Inside Athletics: January 17, 2014

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, James flies solo with Dave at NCAA meetings in sunny San Diego.  James digs a little deeper into the big wins for both men’s and women’s basketball in their games Wednesday night, and talks about some big milestones for two individual players.  He also sheds a little more light… Read more »

Prayer for Christian Unity

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary.

Chapel Gathering in the Seminary incorporates an order of worship jointly prepared by a group of representatives from different parts of Canada for The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and The Commission on Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches.  This service joins the annual celebration in the Northern Hemisphere of… Read more »

“Shaped Deeply by MLK, Jr.” – Stan Maclin and Titus Bender

& University Chapels.

In what ways was the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. formative or influential in the lives of local people? What is the impact of MLK, Jr. in today’s society? For what reasons was it important for Harrisonburg to rename a significant street the Martin Luther King, Jr. Way? Listen to  first-person narratives from… Read more »

“Christian Unity in Song, Hymns, and Scripture” — Matthew Hunsberger and Seth Crissman

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

In Preparation for the upcoming Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and the accompanying chapel service led by guests from the Focolare movement on Thursday, Matthew Hunsberger and Seth Crissman lead a song service focusing on Christian unity within diversity. Kevin Clark and Dorothy Jean Weaver lead in prayers and the reading of scripture.

“14 Things that Climate Change is Ruining” – Earthkeepers

& Creation Care, Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

As a follow-up to President Swartzendruber’s opening convocation, students reflect on how climate change is impacting students and communities connected to EMU and what our role is in keeping the earth as a practice of faithfulness. Erin Rheinheimer and Melinda Norris present a list of “14 of Your Favorite Things that Climate Change is… Read more »

Inside Athletics: January 10, 2014

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

  In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James open the show by talking about the final non-conference game for the basketball teams.  Men’s volleyball coach Dominick Porter then joins the show, shedding light on his history both as a player at EMU and then on his time playing professionally in Germany and with… Read more »

University Convocation: “Turn Down the Heat” – President Loren Swartzendruber

& Creation Care, Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

President Loren Swartzendruber launches a new semester as he addresses the campus community with a message inspired by Psalm 24:1; Romans 8:20-22; Colossians 1:15-17; and Revelation 22:1-2. Chapel closes with a time of sending for the Guatemala & Mexico Cross Cultural group.

“Discernment, Fear, & Hope” — Dr. Lonnie Yoder

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

In the Seminary Spring Convocation address, Dr. Lonnie Yoder, EMS Associate Dean and Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling, offers Reflections on “Discernment, Fear, and Hope.” 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.