“Exploring Call” – Jordan Luther & Andrea De Avila Balboa

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

How are you searching out clarity of your call in life? Jordan Luther and Andrea De Avila Balboa share from their participation in the Ministry Inquiry Program this past summer. The Ministry Inquiry Program is an exciting opportunity of Mennonite Church USA for college-age young adults to explore pastoral ministry. The program offers the… Read more »

“The Revelation of John” – David Downey

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary.

Biblical Storyteller David Downey presents the entire Biblical book of Revelation from memory over the course of two Chapel Gatherings in the Seminary. Tuesday, October 15, 2013 includes The Prologue, The Seven Churches, The Seven Seals, and The Seven Trumpets Thursday, October 17, 2013 includes The Dragon and the Beasts, The Seven Bowls of… Read more »

“Where is God?” – Students Share Experiences

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Where have you seen God this week? Through video storytelling and communal singing, Pastoral Assistants and other students launch a journey of noticing and naming God’s presence among us.

CIE Interfaith Forum: Dr. Jon Hoover

& Center for Interfaith Engagement.

Dr. Jon Hoover, a leading Mennonite Islamics scholar and professor at The University of Nottingham, presents a CIE forum on “Christian-Muslim Relations in the Arab Middle East: The Long View of History.” He analyzes the history of Christian-Muslim relations in the Middle East leading up to the present. Jon spent a number of years… Read more »

Homecoming Worship Service

& Homecoming.

In this worship celebration of song and scripture, Alum of the Year Tim Leaman (’93), Distinguished Service Award recipient Ezra T. Peachey (’54, Seminary ’56), and Outstanding Young Alum Isabel Castillo (’07) are recognized and share stories from their life and work.

“Buddhist Psychology” – Russell Pyle ’03

& Center for Interfaith Engagement, Homecoming.

Russell James Pyle ’03, psychotherapist and PhD student in counselor education at the University of New Mexico, presents on Buddhist psychology. From Russell: “With the rise of the mindfulness movement in psychotherapy, there has been a renewed interest in the wisdom psychology of Buddhism. Buddhist principles can be beneficial to the process of healing… Read more »

“Homecoming Chapel” — Isabel Castillo ’07

& Homecoming, University Chapels.

Homecoming Chapel: Still in her 20s, Isabel Castillo ’07 is already a nationally recognized leader of the immigration-law reform movement in the United States. She was the commencement speaker at the University of San Francisco, was called one of “the 21 brave thinkers of 2011” by Atlantic magazine, and was featured prominently in the… Read more »

“A Neighborhood Watch for Trayvon” — David Evans

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

Dr. David Evans, EMS Assistant Professor of History, Mission, Intercultural and Interfaith Studies, reflects on the high-profile Trayvon Martin shooting in relatively recent news, and he articulates the need for hospitality and getting to know our neighbors. Deuteronomy 10:14-22 and Matthew 7:21-23. Seminary Dean Dr. Michael King has begun to articulate a vision for… Read more »

“Abide in My Love” – Ken Medema

& "Love One Another", Spiritual Life Week, University Chapels.

Closing Spiritual Life Week, guest musician Ken Medema focuses on the theme “Abide in My Love.” Abide in My Love: Every home needs work. What does our “home” work look like? Stories: What makes it hard to love? Though blind from birth, Ken sees and hears with heart and mind, custom-designing every musical moment… Read more »

“Do What You Love and Please God” – Ken Medema

& "Love One Another", Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Spiritual Life Week.

The Seminary Community and others gather to hear EMU Spiritual Life Week guest Ken Medema focus on the theme “Do What You Love and Please God.” How do we imagine God’s will for our lives? Though blind from birth, Ken sees and hears with heart and mind, custom-designing every musical moment of his performance… Read more »