University Chapels

“The Sword of the Spirit” – Larry Friedland

& University Chapels.

Larry Friedland, EMS student, leads a meditative and experiential exploration of Ephesians 6:10-17 combining the elements of theatre and mindful movement with lectio devina and interaction with physical representations of the images from the text. This is an opportunity to engage this scriptural passage in a new and interactive way. Larry is a visiting… Read more »

“Love One Another as I have Loved You” – Andy Miller, Jess Kraybill

& "Love One Another", Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Pastoral assistants (PAs) lead a final chapel on the campus ministries theme for the year, “Love One Another as I have Loved You” (John 15:1-17). Faculty members Andy Miller and Jess Kraybill offer reflections on the theme. Chapel opens with a selection by the EMU Women’s Choir and concludes with a special announcement about… Read more »

Loving Self to Love Neighbor – Esther Nafziger ’12

& "Love One Another", Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Come reflect on how the commandment “Love your neighbor as yourself” is a call to interconnectedness and not just selflessness. Looking at the commandment as an equation, with integral parts, how have we failed to emphasize loving ourselves in order to love our neighbors? Esther Nafziger works as an admissions counselor. In her free… Read more »

“Make Space for Ruth” – KrisAnne Swartley

& University Chapels.

KrisAnne Swartley, Minister for the Missional Journey, Doylestown Mennonite Church, Dolystown, PA KrisAnne (EMU  ’98) is on campus as a part of EMU’s visiting pastor program The entire campus community is invited to every chapel worship service on campus. Eastern Mennonite Seminary hosts chapel gatherings in Martin Chapel every Tuesday and Thursday; EMU Campus Ministries hosts chapel… Read more »

“Voices for Peace” – C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

In this chapel sampler, consider various perspectives on peace as students offer portions of their speeches for the C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical contest.  The speeches will be given in their entirety on Friday, March 28 at 7 p.m. in Martin Chapel (Seminary Building). Jordan Luther “Are Y’all Listening?: An Apology” Chris Yoder “The… Read more »

“Women Doing Theology” – Alexa Short, Emily Hodges, Alyssa Weaver, and Andrea de Avila

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Alexa Short, Emily Hodges, Alyssa Weaver, and Andrea de Avila, hosted by Nancy Heisey and Carmen Schrock-Hurst, share reflections from their recent involvement in the Women Doing Theology conference. One goal of conference organizers was to reflect on God, academically, relationally, prayerfully, actively and also contemplatively, from the multitude of contexts from which participants… Read more »

“A Year of Biblical Womanhood” – Rachel Held Evans

& University Chapels.

The magazine FAITH: History, Mystery & Challenges Revealed — printed annually — just ranked Rachel Held Evans as the 4th rated “doer, thinker, pastor, and passer who is shaping the next generation of Christians.” We are delighted to host Rachel Held Evans on campus. She is an evangelical Christian columnist, blogger and best-selling author… Read more »

“Keep the Church Weird: Millennials & The Future of Christianity” – Rachel Held Evans

& University Chapels.

Rachel Held Evans is an American Christian columnist, blogger and author of the book The Year of Biblical Womanhood and Evolving in Monkey Town, How a Girl with All the Answers, Learned to Ask Questions. In chapel, she speaks on Keep the Church Weird: Millennials & The Future of Christianity. Rachel Held Evans has… Read more »

Spring Break Y-Trip Testimonies

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

YPCA Y-trip groups of volunteers spent their spring break at West Virginia, Jubilee Partners, Mennonite Disaster Service,  and Urban Promise.  They shared reflections in chapel.

“Embracing Missional Shalom Community” – Dr. Randy Woodley

& Augsburger Lecture Series, University Chapels.

What does missional shalom community look like? In this opening chapel of the Augsburger Lecture Series, consider the perspectives of Randy Woodley, from Eagle’s Wings Ministry, and the teaching of Luke 15. Randy Woodley is an author, missiologist, activist-scholar, former pastor and innovator. In over 35 years of grassroots ministry he has founded or… Read more »