Faculty/Staff Speakers

“Suspicions of a Black Man” – David Evans

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Dialogue on Race and Diversity week features David Evans speaking on “Suspicions of a Black Man” in university chapel. Dr. David Evans, Assistant Professor of History and Mission at Eastern Mennonite Seminary, reflects on his experience as a black man in the criminal justice system. He says, “My experience added to the data on… Read more »

“The Role of Music in Peace and Conflict” – Dr. Joan Griffing

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Colloquium Series.

Dr.  Joan Griffing offers a presentation on her 12-13 sabbatical entitled, “The role of Music in Peace and Conflict.” Griffing chairs EMU’s Music Department where she teaches violin and viola, coaches chamber music and conducts the EMU orchestra.

Inside Athletics: November 20, 2013

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

Dave and James discuss the Cross Country regional championships from last weekend before moving on to preview the ODAC Men’s and Women’s basketball.

Inside Athletics is a weekly podcast hosted by Director of Athletics, Dave King. The podcast offers a synopsis of what is happening in EMU athletics, but also delves deeper into how… Read more »

“Discerning the Tides” — Linford Stutzman

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

Dr. Linford Stutzman, Director of EMS’s Coffman Center, shares from his experiences studying and sailing the journeys of the apostle Paul as he offers his perspective on, “Discerning the Tides.” Seminary Dean Dr. Michael King has begun to articulate a vision for EMS as a “Discernment Training Center” (see Convocation, Fall 2012 and Convocation,… Read more »

“Discerning the Good News in the Real World: Subversive God-Learnings from a 3-M perspective” — Dorothy Jean Weaver

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

Dr. Dorothy Jean Weaver, EMS Professor of New Testament, offers perspectives on, “Discerning the Good News in the Real World: Subversive God-Learnings from a 3-M Perspective.” Seminary Dean Dr. Michael King has begun to articulate a vision for EMS as a “Discernment Training Center” (see Convocation, Fall 2012 and Convocation, Fall 2013). This fall… Read more »

“Personal Spiritual Discernment: Finding God’s Answers to Life’s Questions” — Linda Alley

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

Linda Alley inhabits multiple roles as EMS administrative assistant, Director of the Congregational Resource Center, Director of the Summer Institute for Spiritual Formation and Coordinator of the School for Leadership Training.  In this chapel gathering in the Seminary, Linda offers reflections on the topic  of, “Personal Spiritual Discernment: Finding God’s Answers to Life’s Questions.” Romans… Read more »

Inside Athletics: November 11, 2013

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

This week, with no teams in action, Dave focuses on the upcoming Regional Cross Country meet.  Jason Lewkowicz, head cross country coach reported on the ODAC championship at Hampden-Syndey where the women’s team finished second and the men’s team finished fourth.  He also highlighted the individual accomplishments at the championships.  Jason then describes the training… Read more »

“Rumi: The man, his faith, and some poetry” – Dr. Amir Akrami

& Center for Interfaith Engagement, Faculty/Staff Speakers.

Visiting scholar from Iran, Dr. Amir Akrami, is an expert on Rumi and Islamic mysticism. He leads bi-weekly readings and discussions on Rumi and his work. For hundreds of years Rumi has been one of the greatest poets of the Persian world and one of the most popular poets in the world. In recent… Read more »

Inside Athletics: November 1, 2013

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James return from a “leave of absence” and recap the fall seasons, which are entering postseason action this weekend.  They also look ahead to the coming of the winter sports: both men’s and women’s basketball as well as indoor track and field.  In light of both seasons,… Read more »

“All Saints” — Joni Sancken

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

Dr. Joni Sancken, EMS Assistant Professor of Preaching and Practical Theology, reflects on the theme, “All Saints.”  Luke 6:20-31. Seminary Dean Dr. Michael King has begun to articulate a vision for EMS as a “Discernment Training Center” (see Convocation, Fall 2012 and Convocation, Fall 2013). This fall semester, Seminary Faculty are sharing about their… Read more »