“Sabbath as a Means of Transition from Anxious Scarcity to Grateful Abundance” Dr. Walter Brueggemann

& School for Leadership Training.

Walter Brueggemann offers the third and final plenary address for the 2012 School for Leadership Training.  He considers the “sabbatic principle” as the practice and discipline whereby we may move from the narrative of scarcity and violence to the narrative of abundance and generosity. He considers the Sabbath, the year of release (Deuteronomy 15) and… Read more »

“Do your Future a Favor” – Ashley Hagelin

& University Chapels.

Are your finances lined up with your faith? Ashley Hagelin  explores establishing good financial habits that relate to faith values.  Hagelin comes to us from LSS (Lutheran Social Services of MN), a partner organization of Everence.  In this chapel, she shares her story of student loan debt and encourages students to seek out resources for… Read more »

Conversations with Walter Brueggemann #2

& School for Leadership Training.

SLT participants have an opportunity to discuss the second plenary session with Brueggemann. The 2012 theme for School for Leadership Training seeks to engage church and business leaders in an exploration of such questions and to plumb the wisdom of those living with possible answers. This school intentionally invites us to look deeply at how… Read more »

“Conflict from Below: The Possibility of Astonished Gratitude” Dr. Walter Brueggemann

& School for Leadership Training.

Walter Brueggemann offers the second of three plenary address for the 2012 School for Leadership Training.  Brueggemann takes the manna story as the root of a counter narrative about finance that is grounded in creation that exhibits the generosity of God and the abundance of resources for the community of the world. The 2012 theme… Read more »

Conversations with Walter Brueggemann #1

& School for Leadership Training.

SLT participants have an opportunity to discuss the first plenary session with Brueggemann. The 2012 theme for School for Leadership Training seeks to engage church and business leaders in an exploration of such questions and to plumb the wisdom of those living with possible answers. This school intentionally invites us to look deeply at how… Read more »

“Conflict from Above: The Drive for Accumulation” Dr. Walter Brueggemann

& School for Leadership Training.

Does a day go by without some thought or conversation about money? The economic climate? The lack of funds for a congregational program or project? The juggling act with personal bills? The search for wisdom about how to be good stewards of what we do have? Walter Brueggemann offers the first of three plenary address… Read more »

MLK Jr. Chapel: “Stand Up!” – Glen Guyton

& University Chapels.

What do you do when your dreams seem just out of reach? Sometimes the first step towards reaching our goal is the hardest; but when we reconcile our past fears and put our hope in Christ, our dreams will become reality. Glen Guyton preaches from John 5:1-13 in a special Monday chapel for MLK Jr…. Read more »

Inside Athletics: Jan. 13, 2012

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics,” with Dave out at the NCAA Convention in Indianapolis, James takes over and gives a brief update on the busy basketball seasons so far. Then he brings in Interim Men’s Volleyball Coach Derek King for a preview of their season, which starts tonight in Mount Olive, NC.

Inside Athletics… Read more »

What are you seeking?

& University Chapels.

Campus pastors and pastoral assistants offer readings and reflections to help the gathered community consider what they are seeking at this point in their lives. Chapel closes with a time of sending for the Middle East Cross-cultural Seminar group.

“With Mary” Jerry Holsopple

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

In this Chapel Gathering service  in the Seminary, Dr. Jerry Holsopple  reflects on Mary, the mother of Jesus, in the context of his sabbatical year spent in Lithuania.  Dr. Holsopple is Professor of Visual and Communication Arts at EMU. Chapel Gathering services held in Martin Chapel at Eastern Mennonite Seminary are planned by the Seminary… Read more »