CIE Interfaith Forum – Doug Hostetter

& Center for Interfaith Engagement.

Doug Hostetter graduated from EMU during the Vietnam War years and did his alternative service with MCC in Tam Ky, Vietnam. His life work has been devoted to seeking nonviolent alternatives to war and oppression in many war zones including of North and South Vietnam, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq. He has been… Read more »

Latino Heritage Month: Deanna Durham

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Deanna Durham, Assistant Professor of Applied Social Sciences, reflects on a clip from the movie “Shrek” to challenge the Community to commit to going deeper and pulling back the layers  as we seek to know and understand other cultures around us.

SLW closing chapel: Get Out of the Boat – Brenda Matthews

& Spiritual Life Week, University Chapels.

Mama Brenda Matthews preaches on Matthew 14:25-32 and from her urban context in Chicago, IL in this high energy call to take risks of faith in following Jesus.  Brenda is speaking in various events on campus this week for Spiritual Life Week.

Inside Athletics: October 7, 2011

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James talk about the excitement of this time of year, with the Paul R. Yoder Sr. Golf Classic this Friday and then Homecoming next weekend.  After the flip of the calendar to October, they also jump into the conference standings and potential races for ODAC Tournament positioning. Inside… Read more »

It’s Time to Jump – Mama Brenda Matthews

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Spiritual Life Week.

Mama Brenda Matthews, Undergraduate Spiritual Life Week speaker, addresses Chapel Gathering in the Seminary.  Brenda is an ordained pastor, social activist and poet pregnant with purpose. She seeks to plant seeds of change in the hearts of those who have fallen through the cracks. Chapel Gathering services held in Martin Chapel at Eastern Mennonite Seminary… Read more »

SLW: Get Out of the Boat – Brenda Matthews

& Spiritual Life Week, University Chapels.

Mama Brenda Matthews preaches on Matthew 14:25-32 and from her urban context in Chicago, IL in this high energy call to take risks of faith in following Jesus.  Brenda is speaking in various events on campus this week for Spiritual Life Week.

“An Iowa Boy Teaching and Learning in Ethiopia” – Brian Gumm

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Student Speakers.

Brian Gumm, dual-degree Master’s  student (CJP and EMS), shares reflections from his time teaching and learning in Ethiopia this past summer with his family. Chapel Gathering services held in Martin Chapel at Eastern Mennonite Seminary are planned by the Seminary community but open to all.  

Stories on Faith, Service and Relief – Ken Sensenig

& University Chapels.

Warm up for the Mennonite Central Committee Virginia Relief Sale with Ken Sensenig sharing stories and reflections on faith, service and relief work around the world.  Ken serves as Interim Executive Director & Constituency Relations of Mennonite Central Committee East Coast.

Inside Athletics: September 30, 2011

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

This week, Dave goes solo and discusses the challenges of directing the athletic program at EMU, a DIII program that values both the total educational experience for the student athlete and competitiveness within the conference.  Specific areas of tension that can exist are in the recruiting process and the amount of time asked of student athletes. … Read more »

Seminary Spiritual Life Week: Opening to Presence

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Spiritual Life Week.

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us” Speakers: John and Sandy Dresher-Lehman John has a bachelor’s degree in rehab counseling and masters of social work from Virginia Commonweath. He worked with addictions and trauma work for 15 years. Since 2003 he has been working in private practice, with a focus on trauma… Read more »