Faculty/Staff Speakers

“Service of Lament for Sexual Abuse” – Jerry Holsopple

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

The Sexuality Series continues with a Service of Lament for Sexual Abuse in Religious Contexts led by Jerry Holsopple, Professor of Visual and Communication Arts.

“Fractured Trust: Broken People, Broken Systems”

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

Sexual violence creates a brokenness for the individual and the system or community. How can we understand, support and move towards healing without contributing to the brokenness? This University Chapel is sponsored by the EMU Coalition on Sexual Violence Prevention.

“Faithful Sexuality in an Age of Porn” – Ken L. Nafziger

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

The Sexuality Series continues with Dr. Ken L. Nafziger addressing Faithful Sexuality in an Age of Porn. As a psychologist who both practiced and trained doctoral students, Dr. Nafziger addresses questions about porn such as – Is it a form of safe sex? How does porn affect the brain, erectile dysfunction and real sex?… Read more »

“”Pray for Our Kings–Our Rulers (and Remember to Ask Why)” – Mark Thiessen Nation”

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

Mark Thiessen Nation, EMS Professor of Theology, offers a Seminary Chapel Gathering address entitled, “Pray for Our Kings—Our Rulers (and Remember to Ask Why)” Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 and 1 Timothy 2:1-7.

“Our Shared Journey Toward Healing” – Tony and Becky Brenneman

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Gather with Tony and Becky as they reflect on their shared journey of experiencing a hiking accident, serious injuries and the healing journey.

“Leaning into the Dark” – Brian Martin Burkholder

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

Brian Martin Burkholder, Campus Ministries Director, University Campus Pastor, and Spiritual Director, speaks in Seminary Chapel Gathering “Leaning into the Dark” (Exodus 14:5-12, Mark 15:16-34)

“The Next Right Thing” – Laura Lehman

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

A Seminary Chapel Gathering worship experience with Laura Lehman, EMS Director of Admissions and Seminary Marketing and Communications.

“Sex & Millennials: #NewScripts” – Carolyn Stauffer

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

The Sexuality Series begins with Dr. Carolyn Stauffer offering a spiritual (primarily Christian spirituality) and relational framing for our sexuality.

“Mary’s Way” – Nancy Heisey

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

“Mary’s Way” Dr. Nancy Heisey–Eastern Mennonite Seminary Associate Dean, EMU Professor of Biblical Studies and Church History. Nancy has worked as a teacher and an administrator first at Mennonite Central Committee and since 1999 at EMU. Her lifelong professional and churchly involvement with Mennonites and Brethren in Christ around the world, and her research… Read more »

“Lynyrd, Loretta, and Handel Lead Heavenward: Music in Ron Rash’s World Made Straight.” – Marti Eads

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Colloquium Series.

Dr. Marti Eads, professor of literature, kicks off this year’s University Colloquium series an intriguing lecture: “Lynyrd, Loretta, and Handel LeadHeavenward: Music in Ron Rash’s World Made Straight.”