CIE Lecture: “Experiences of a Palestinian Christian” – Salim Munayer

& Center for Interfaith Engagement.

A typical Western view is that Palestinian Christians feel threatened by Muslims, but the polling data shows that Palestinian Christians are emigrating because of hardships caused by the Israeli occupation. How does Christian Zionism impact the daily lives of Palestinians, and how has it created a disconnect between American churches and Palestinian Christians? What… Read more »

“The Gospel of Reconciliation in Dividied Israel-Palestine” – Dr. Salim Munayer

& University Chapels.

Dr. Salim Munayer, Director of Musalaha Ministry of Reconciliation. The Middle East is fraught with polarization. Yet in the midst of conflicts churches are often recognized as communities of forgiveness and reconciliation. For Dr. Salim Munayer bearing witness to the Gospel of reconciliation within the conflict is his passion. In this Chapel Gathering in… Read more »

“Creating the Harmony: Hearing Young Women’s Voices at EMS & Beyond” – Maria Byler, Lana Miller

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

EMS student Maria Christine Meyer Byler and EMU Campus Pastor Lana Miller share stories and reflections about creating opportunities for young women to experience a call to ministry. 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… Read more »

“SLW: Sharing Stories of Faith” – Kelsey Zook, Ann Hershberger, Diego Barahona, Jered Lyons

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Spiritual Life Week, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Kelsey Zook, Ann Hershberger, Diego Barahona, and Jered Lyons sghare parts of their faith stories. Each person shares their story in an interview style and then a theatrical group from campus does an improvisational retelling of each story after it is shared. We also hear stories of Biblical characters and their significant encounters with… Read more »

“SLW: Remember and Tell” – Chaska Yoder, Stephanie Bush, Jonathan Estrada, Cathy Smeltzer Erb

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Spiritual Life Week, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Using Deuteronomy 6 as our guide we are encouraged to remember the ways we have experienced God and how that impacts our lives. Chaska Yoder, Stephanie Bush, Jonathan Estrada, and Cathy Smeltzer Erb share parts of their faith stories.

Does God Make Sense when my Family Doesn’t?

& Spiritual Life Week, University Chapels.

Professional actors Jim and Carol Anderson Shores use theatre to explore the struggle of doubt and faith in the face of challenging family relationships.  A hilarious, moving show based on a true story that offers hope. Acts of Renewal is on campus for Spiritual Life Week.

Inside Athletics: February 7, 2014

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James take an in-depth look at the EMU sports currently in action, going team-by-team.  Topics include: alumni and Hall of Honor receptions, a new development in injury treatments at EMU, finishing a season strong and starting a new season on the right foot.

Inside Athletics is… Read more »

“Camp Day Chapel” — Tyler Yoder and Jonathan Burkholder

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Students and faculty/staff gather in the Campus Center Greeting Hall for  reflections from camping and outdoor ministry. Tyler Yoder and  Jonathan Burkholder share from their experiences as camp staff.

Inside Athletics: February 3, 2014

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

This week Dave’s guest is head cross country and track and field coach, Jason Lewkowicz talking “everything track and field”.  Jason shares his perspective the indoor season and its relation to both the outdoor track season and the cross country seasons.  He also provides insights on the training and practice plans for the different track… Read more »

“Persistent Peace Making” – MCC with Ted & Co. Theaterworks

& University Chapels.

Ted Swartz and Tim Ruebke open with a sketch pointing toward a need for the gentle yet persistent way of peacemaking employed by Mennonite Central Committee, the relief and service arm of Mennonite Church USA and other Anabaptist denominations. Krista Johnson shares, representing MCC.