Faculty/Staff Speakers

“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 »

“A Neighborhood Watch for Trayvon” — David Evans

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

Dr. David Evans, EMS Assistant Professor of History, Mission, Intercultural and Interfaith Studies, reflects on the high-profile Trayvon Martin shooting in relatively recent news, and he articulates the need for hospitality and getting to know our neighbors. Deuteronomy 10:14-22 and Matthew 7:21-23. Seminary Dean Dr. Michael King has begun to articulate a vision for… Read more »

“Discerning God’s Purposes in Extraordinary Times” — Lawrence Yoder

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

Dr. Lawrence Yoder, EMS Professor Emeritus of Missiology, explores what it means to “discern God’s purposes in extraordinary times,” drawing from Jeremiah 23:23-32 and Luke 12:49-56. 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 »

“Love One Another” — Hymn Sing

& "Love One Another", Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Matthew Hunsberger leads a Hymn Sing of requests submitted by members of the EMU community by e-mail earlier this week.  The selections center around the theme “Love One Another.”

“Instead, Fix Your Attention on God” — Michael King

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

Michael King, EMU Vice President and Dean of EMS, begins the Seminary’s  Fall 2013 Spiritual Life Week with reflections on Romans 12: “The Counter-Intuitive Miracle.” The theme of Spiritual Life Week is, “Let love be Genuine…A Discerning Journey.” The entire campus community is invited to every chapel service on campus. Eastern Mennonite Seminary hosts chapel… Read more »

“Latino Heritage Month: Diversas Naciones, Mismas Tierras” – Byron Pellecer

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

With the theme “Diversas Naciones, Mismas Tierras”, Multicultural & International Student Services launch this year’s Latino Heritage Month. Pastor Byron Pellecer from Iglesia Discipular Anabaptista (IDA) is our guest speaker. He talks about the different cultures represented within those who speak Spanish in Latin America and addresses the need for unity within our community.

Inside Athletics: September 20, 2013

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James talk about how the fall teams are playing in the light of hitting the meat of the ODAC season this week.  They also discuss the cross country program’s home meet this Saturday in Elkton, before Dave wraps up reviewing a recent class he had with new… Read more »

“Why are Vegetarians Weak in Faith?: On Identity, Contexts, & Discernment” — Mark Thiessen Nation

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

Dr. Mark Thiessen Nation, Professor of Theology, explores the question of whether it is “possible that this penultimate passage of Romans, in the context of the whole letter, could help us to know how our identity in Christ forms us to be a particular, discerning community” (referring to Romans 14:1-15:13) Seminary Dean Dr. Michael… Read more »

Inside Athletics: September 13, 2013

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

This week, as promised, Dave provides background information and rationale for why EMU does not fly the American flag or play the National Anthem before athletic events.  He refers to the statement that President Swartzendruber has written on the issue as well as sharing some of his personal experiences having worked in Mennonite educational institutions… Read more »

“Stories from ‘The Land’” –Israel/Palestine Cross-Cultural Study Tour

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Cross-Cultural Groups, Faculty/Staff Speakers, Student Speakers.

Every other May, a cross-cultural study group goes from Eastern Mennonite Seminary to Israel/Palestine.  This chapel contains short stories and reflections from seven participants from May, 2013: Meditations on people and places–Anita Laura Fonseca Reconciling Palestinian/Western land awareness–Linda Matheny Let the little children come unto me in Hebron–Kevin A. Clark Refusing to be enemies–Dorothy… Read more »