2011 C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest

& Student Speakers.

Seven students participated in the 2011  C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest on March 25. Each speaker applied the Christian peace position to a contemporary concern in a short speech (8-10 min): Meg Brauckmann, An Embodied Faith, senior Peacebuilding & Development major from Baltimore, MD Jakob zumFelde, Separated from Creation by Asphalt, senior Environmental Science… Read more »

“Dietrich Bonhoeffer the Assassin? Challenging a Myth, Recovering Costly Grace” Mark Thiessen Nation

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Colloquium Series.

Dr. Mark Thiessen Nation, professor of Theology presents the monthly Colloquium lecture, focusing on Dietrich Bonhoeffer. The thesis of this lecture is two-fold. First, contrary to the prevailing assumptions, Dietrich Bonhoeffer was not arrested, imprisoned or executed because of involvement in plots to kill Hitler. Second, it is more accurate to say that he… Read more »

Called by God: Ordinary People, Extraordinary God–Leonard Dow

& Spiritual Life Week, University Chapels.

Does God call ordinary people like me? Drawing from the biblical account of Peter and John healing a lame beggar at the temple gate, Pastor Leonard Dow speaks on being “Called by God” for this final Spiritual Life Week chapel.  Local singer/songwriter Jessica Crawford opens with a song. Each semester, campus ministries hosts Spiritual Life… Read more »

Losing that Loving Feeling–Leonard Dow

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Spiritual Life Week, University Chapels.

In this chapel gathering in the Seminary connected with  the University’s  Spiritual Life Week, Pastor Leonard Dow references the 1964 song by the Righteous Brothers, “You’ve lost that loving feeling” as he speaks from the heart, reflecting  on Revelations 2:1-7. Each semester, campus ministries hosts Spiritual Life Week, an engaging series of events aimed at… Read more »

Called by God: Wrestling with Who I Am – Leonard Dow ’87

& Spiritual Life Week, University Chapels.

Are you wrestling with who you are?  In this opening chapel of Spiritual Life Week, Pastor Leonard Dow speaks on this theme inspired from the biblical story of Jacob. Each semester, campus ministries hosts Spiritual Life Week, an engaging series of events aimed at deepening faith in Jesus Christ. The February 2011 events are themed… Read more »

SLT Closing Celebration Worship

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, School for Leadership Training, Seminary.

Vice President and Seminary Dean Michael King preaches in the closing worship service for the 2011 School for Leadership Training at EMS.  This year’s theme is “Pentecost Remixed: The Work of the Holy Spirit.”

Seminary Convocation – “Sabbath: a freeing discipline”

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

In the Seminary Spring semester convocation address Lonnie Yoder invites students, faculty, staff, and guests to consider the discipline of sabbath amidst frenzied schedules.  Dr. Yoder serves as Associate Dean of Eastern Mennonite Seminary and Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling.  In this convocation, he draws on Matthew 11: 25-30.

Cross-cultural Chapel: Spain & Morocco

& Cross-Cultural Groups, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

The cross-cultural group shares reflections on learning in Spain and Morocco.

From Greensboro to Gulai-Polye: Gospel Mission to Historically Violated

& Augsburger Lecture Series.

As part of the Augsburger Lecture Series Elaine Enns and Ched Myers present this lecture outlining the  Greensboro Truth and Community Reconciliation Project as an exercise in gospel-based healing of past injustice, as well as the legacy of Mennonite refugees from Ukraine in the early 20th century.  In these stories, they ask questions about how… Read more »

The Personal and Political Dimensions of Conversion: Restorative Justice

& Augsburger Lecture Series.

Elaine Enns and Ched Myers begin this lecture with a reading of Paul’s Damascus Road experience as a call to restorative justice. Then they look at mediation and nonviolent direct action as flip sides of the peacemaking coin.  They conclude with a story of the conversion of a U.S. Air Force nuclear weapons specialist to… Read more »