University Chapels

“Project Peanut Butter” – Martin Histand ’05

& Homecoming, University Chapels.

Martin Histand ’05 reflects on his experiences at EMU and with Mennonite Central Committee and how they informed working with Project Peanut Butter – a program addressing global malnutrition in children. Histand is being honored as Young Alum of the Year. During his time as a student and upon graduation from EMU in 2005,… Read more »

“The Anav Shall Inherit The Earth: Humility, Sustainability, Resiliency” – Todd Wynward

& University Chapels.

When Jesus said the meek shall inherit the earth, he was invoking the ancient character trait of anav, meekness. Anav doesn’t mean wimpy and powerless, but rather a lifeway that delights the Lord, marked by humility, sustainability, non-grasping, and resiliency. Could it be that the meek shall inherit the earth because only they are… Read more »

“Rewilding the Way: Break Free to Follow an Untamed God” – Todd Wynward

& University Chapels.

Ancient desert prophets. Modern archaelogical discoveries. Age-old Christian schools of creative cultural defiance crafted in the wilderness. Could it be today’s tame Christianity is missing something vital? Could it be that spending time in wild places, unshackled from the comforts and constraints of dominant culture, is a necessary prerequisite to become the people God… Read more »

“Equipping the Called and Sent Community” – Dr. Darrell Guder

& University Chapels.

Dr. Darrell Guder, visiting scholar of missiology, shares reflections on his faith and call story as it relates to his understanding of Christian mission. He is the primary resource person for Mission & Service Day. — Dr. Darrell Guder is the Henry Winters Luce Professor of Missional and Ecumenical Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary…. Read more »

“Life from Brokenness” -Jolee Paden

& Student Speakers, University Chapels, Who do you say that I am?.

Jesus says, “I am the resurrection and the life.” Senior Jolee Paden, Pastoral Assistant, explores the suffering that seeks our defeat while God wants it redeemed for His glory. She explores the story of Lazarus and the implications for our lives today as we have the opportunity to rise to new life. This chapel… Read more »

“Reliving Our Traditions” – Carlos Galvan Alemán

& University Chapels.

Reviviendo Nuestras Tradiciones – Latino Heritage Month Dr. Carlos Galvan Alemán, associate professor of Communication Studies at James Madison University, reflects on contemporary communication of Latino identities, and what it might mean to re-live the traditions of our families and cultures. Senior Alicia Ygarza opens chapel with a vocal solo and poet Marjorie Agosin… Read more »

“Prayers of Lament…Refugees are We” – Ahmed Tarik, Jordan Detwiler-Michelson, Myriam Aziz

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

In Chapel Gathering at Eastern Mennonite Seminary, three students in the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding program at EMU reflect on their experiences in Syria and offer a personal context through which to understand some of the current refugee crisis in the region.

“Who do you say that I am?” -Brian Martin Burkholder

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels, Who do you say that I am?.

Jesus asks, “Who do you say that I am?” . This compelling and relevant question is being offered by campus ministries this year. University Campus Pastor Brian Martin Burkholder preaches on this text walking us all into consider our response to Jesus asking “Who do you say that I am?

Summer Cross-culturals – Local Contexts and Costa Rica

& Cross-Cultural Groups, University Chapels.

Hear brief reflections from the summer cross-cultural groups in the Local Context and to Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

Who do you say that I am? – Pastoral Assistants

& Student Speakers, University Chapels, Who do you say that I am?.

Jesus asks, “Who do you say that I am?“.  This compelling and relevant question is the theme for university chapel and campus ministries this year. Our pastoral assistants (PAs) invite us to engage this question with them. Download the Powerpoint slideshow from the “download” link above to see how various members of the EMU… Read more »