University Chapels

“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 »

Inside Athletics: February 28, 2014

& University Chapels.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James talk live from the ODAC Basketball Tournaments in Salem, Va., where both the men and the women have advanced into the semifinals.  They give an overview of the tournament, which has featured a few upsets already, and then talk about all that’s going on on this… Read more »

“Mennonite Economic Development Association (MEDA)” – Faith Patrick

& University Chapels.

Faith Patrick, director of the Mennonite Economic Development Association (MEDA) net voucher program in Tanzania, shares about ministry through business ventures. Chapel concludes with a time of sending for students going on spring break Y-Trips.

“Is America Possible?” – Dr. Vincent Harding

& University Chapels.

In this evening lecture, Dr. Harding, a friend and confidant of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., presents a guided discussion based on his years of experience with the Civil Rights movement, and on his recent thinking about compassion and the many forms of non-violent expression for social change. Dr. Vincent Harding is a celebrated… Read more »

“Loved into Life: a personal testimony” – Dr. Vincent Harding

& University Chapels.

The EMU history department and Black Student Union host Dr. Vincent Harding to share from his life and faith journey as part of the Keim Lecture Series and Black History Month. Dr. Harding was a friend and close associate of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and a Mennonite pastor who visited EMU during the… Read more »

“Desert Safaris for Reconciliation” – Dr. Salim Munayer

& University Chapels.

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 University Chapel, he speaks about this enormously challenging calling. ——- Salim Munayer is… 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 »

“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.