Faculty/Staff Speakers

“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 »

“God’s Word, Human Awe, and the Old Testament” — Andrea Dalton Saner

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

Dr. Andrea Dalton Saner, Assistant Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew Language, reflects on, “Who has spoken through the prophets: God’s word, human awe, and the Old Testament,” drawing from Isaiah 40:6-8 and Isaiah 55:6-11. Seminary Dean Dr. Michael King has begun to articulate a vision for EMS as a “Discernment Training Center” (see… Read more »

“Love One Another” – Lana Miller & Brian Martin Burkholder

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

What does “love one another” look like? Campus Pastors Lana Miller and Brian Martin Burkholder introduce the chapel and campus ministries theme “Love One Another as I have Loved You.” (John 15:1-17)

Inside Athletics: August 30, 2013

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James elaborate on the “official” start to the year, Royals Night, when ALL of EMU’s student-athletes gather together in Yoder Arena to kick things off.  They also look ahead at this weekend’s EMU Women’s Volleyball Invitational, as well as the openings of the other seasons.

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“A Desire to Belong” – Loren Swartzendruber

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

President Swartzendruber launches the year with reflections on belonging based on Luke 6:27-31. This service concludes with a  time of sending for the Spain-Morocco and China cross-cultural groups departing for the semester.