Faculty/Staff Speakers

“Into the Far Country…” – Joni Sancken

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Jesus pursues people into the “far countries” of human existence, blazing a trail for us and making it possible for us to minister and serve in Christ’s name even in the most challenging circumstances. Joni Sancken shares a message based on Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32. Dr. Joni Sancken serves as assistant professor of preaching at… Read more »

“My Road to Decision” – Dr. Gerald Brunk

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

“My Road to Decision” features an impersonation of Menno Simons which describes his eleven-year journey to his decision to leave the Roman Catholic priesthood and the consequences of that decision. Dr. Gerald Brunk, EMU professor emeritus, brings his impersonation of Menno Simons back to chapel. The first time he did this impersonation in chapel… Read more »

“The Poetics of Creation” – Dr. Kenton Derstine

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

Dr. Kenton Derstine, Director of CPE and Mentored Ministry, shares personal reflections, scripture, and poetry on themes of beauty and creation. 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 gatherings every Wednesday and Friday in Lehman… Read more »

Inside Athletics: March 1, 2013

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, James runs the ship as Dave is in Newport News with the women’s basketball team at the NCAA Tournament.  James talks about the up-and-down stretch for the women’s basketball team as they lost in the ODAC Championship game, but then found out 24 hours later they got an at-large… Read more »

Inside Athletics: February 22, 2013

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James broadcast onsite from the ODAC Basketball Tournaments in Salem, VA.  They recap the women’s ODAC Quarterfinal win and preview the men’s game set for Friday.  They also go more in-depth into the tournament set-up with first round byes, as well as the adjustment to playing in… Read more »

“Truth Lies in Plural” – Lori Leaman and Judy Mullet

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Colloquium Series.

Dr. Lori Leaman, associate professor of teacher education and Dr. Judy Mullet, professor of psychology and education, offer a presentation on their 2011-12 combined sabbatical experience. What would a joint-writing sabbatical, pairing profs across disciplines and generations, look like? July and Lori lived such a sabbatical semester. Judy and Lori share their story of… Read more »

“Intersection of My Career Path Related to Faith and Service” — Leah Kratz & Tony Smith

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

As part of a broader university focus on Career & Service Day, undergraduate academic departments hosted chapel gatherings in various locations scattered across campus. In this podcast, Business and Economics faculty Leah Kratz and Tony Smith share stories and reflections on their own personal sense of vocation and how their calling has shaped and continues… Read more »

Inside Athletics (Special Release): February 18, 2013

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this special release of the “Inside Athletics” podcast, James brings on women’s basketball coach Kevin Griffin to give an ODAC Tournament preview.  They talk about the pressure of the top seed of the tourney and the strength of their team balance.  James gives a little preview of the men’s basketball tournament as well as… Read more »

Inside Athletics: February 15, 2013

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James jump into the craziness of this time of year, which is the overlap of winter and spring seasons combined with the upcoming ODAC Basketball Tournaments.  They talk about both basketball teams and their wins over Bridgewater earlier this week, and the play-off scenarios we are looking… Read more »

” Church as a Healing Space: further reflections” – Dr. Michael King

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

Dr. Michael King, EMS Dean, preaches on the story of the Prodigal Son found in Luke 15.  His sermon follows up on the theme of this year’s School for Leadership Training in January. The entire campus community is invited to every chapel worship service on campus. Eastern Mennonite Seminary hosts chapel gatherings in Martin Chapel every Tuesday… Read more »