University Chapels

“Undocumented and Unafraid: Personal Lessons from Community Organizing” – Isabel Castill

& University Chapels.

What does it mean to be an undocumented youth today in the United States? What is the significance of coming out and sharing your story? What avenues do pieces of legislation such as the DREAM Act provide for these youth and how can you lend your support? Isabel Castillo  shares her faith and life experiences… Read more »

“Joyful Living (finding abundant life)” – Judy Mullet

& Abundant Life, University Chapels.

Judy Mullet opens conversation about abundant life/joyful living as a practice of faith. This theme will carry through spring semester chapels and the spring spiritual life week featuring Amanda Garber, pastor of Rise.  Judy Mullet serves as professor in the psychology and master’s in education departments.

“MIP: A Summer of Possibilities” – Joel Nofziger and Rebekah Enns

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Joel Nofziger and Rebekah Enns share reflections from from their experiences with the Ministry Inquiry Program this past summer. To check out the Ministry Inquiry Program (MIP) possibilities for this summer, contact Carmen Schrock-Hurst in the Bible and Religion Department. Chapel closes with a time of sending for the Middle East Cross-cultural group toward the… Read more »

University Convocation: “Love Them and Feed Them” – President Loren Swartzendruber

& University Chapels.

President Loren Swartzendruber addresses the campus community with a message inspired by Luke 10:25-37. Chapel closes with a time of sending for the Guatemala & Colombia Cross Cultural group at the end of convocation.  

Cross-cultural Chapel: New Zealand

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

Students from the New Zealand cross-cultural seminar share experiences and reflections from their recent adventure.

Cross-cultural Chapel: South Africa & Lesotho

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

Students from the South Africa and Lesotho cross-cultural seminar share experiences and reflections from their recent adventure.

“The Faithful Environmentalist” – Reverend Rich Cizik

& University Chapels.

Reverend Richard Cizik explores the connection between environmentalism and our faith. Cizik is the President of the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good, and has been an outspoken advocate for environmental action. Cizik has worked closely with both scientists and evangelical leaders to bridge the gap between these typically estranged groups, and raise… Read more »

Student Recognition Chapel

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Faculty and Staff in several departments recognize important achievements of students during the fall semester.  Laurie Miller also recognizes and celebrates 10 years of Common Grounds coffeehouse on campus!

“The Will to Embrace: In Search of Christian Hospitality” – Dr. Richard Beck

& University Chapels.

Suter Science Seminar – Richard Beck, PhD

“Practice hospitality.” So commands Paul in Romans 12. And yet, a host of social and psychological dynamics often conspire to make faith communities insular, inward-looking and unwilling to engage with the “tax collectors and sinners” of our world. The presentation will focus on the features of purity… Read more »

“A World without Strangers: the Practice of Radical Hospitality” – Richard Beck

& University Chapels.

One of the most radical and controversial aspects of Jesus’ life and ministry was how he constantly crossed social, political, religious and moral boundaries to embrace the “tax collectors and sinners” of his day. And yet, modern Christians struggle with how to follow that example. What is getting in our way? And what dangers… Read more »