Chapel Gathering in the Seminary

“Recognizing Jesus when Phone Booths Vanish” –Dr. Michael King

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

Seminary Dean, Dr. Michael King, opens the EMS fall semester with his convocation address, “Recognizing Jesus when Phone Booths Vanish.”  King writes: When I saw a PBS video on seminaries posted under a heading that asked if what we teach is repairing phone booths, that caught my attention. Maybe because I turn 60 next month, I… Read more »

2014 Seminary Baccalaureate

& 2014 Commencement, Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Commencement, Seminary, Student Speakers.

Eastern Mennonite Seminary’s 2014 Baccalaureate service includes reflections by three of the graduates on the theme, “Taking Root, branching out, bearing fruit.”

“Our Words Matter: Julian of Norwich and Diverse Images of God” – Maria CM Byler and Lindsay Mustafa Davis

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary, Student Speakers.

Maria and Lindsay share  their presentation from the Women Doing Theology conference, how Julian of Norwich used metaphors of God as Mother and God as servant to challenge the language and images used for God in her time, and how today, we can learn to apply these images to create a more holistic and… Read more »

“The Art of Following Jesus” – Sarah Payne

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary, Student Speakers.

Seminary student and artist Sarah Payne reflects on “The art of following Jesus,” drawing from John 21:15-23 and Matthew 16:24-28. The entire campus community is invited to every chapel service on campus. Eastern Mennonite Seminary hosts chapel gatherings in Martin Chapel every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 11:00.

“Embracing Missional Shalom Community” – Dr. Randy Woodley

& Augsburger Lecture Series, Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary.

What does missional shalom community look like? In this Chapel Gathering of the Augsburger Lecture Series, consider the perspectives of Randy Woodley, from Eagle’s Wings Ministry, and the teaching of Luke 15. Randy Woodley is an author, missiologist, activist-scholar, former pastor and innovator. In over 35 years of grassroots ministry he has founded or… Read more »

“Martin Luther King’s Choices and Ours” – Dr. Vincent Harding

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary.

Dr. Vincent Harding engages a discussion around the themes of a quote by MLK and Matthew 25: 31 -40. I choose to identify with the underprivileged. I choose to identify with the poor. I choose to give my life for the hungry. I choose to give my life for those who have been left… Read more »

“Creating the Harmony: Hearing Young Women’s Voices at EMS & Beyond” – Maria Byler, Lana Miller

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EMS student Maria Christine Meyer Byler and EMU Campus Pastor Lana Miller share stories and reflections about creating opportunities for young women to experience a call to ministry. The entire campus community is invited to every chapel service on campus. Eastern Mennonite Seminary hosts chapel gatherings in Martin Chapel every Tuesday and Thursday morning… Read more »

“Reflections on Listening together” – Dr. Loren Swartzendruber

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

President Swartzendruber discusses the Listening Process as the Seminary Community is called to prayer for discernment. The entire campus community is invited to every chapel service on campus. Eastern Mennonite Seminary hosts chapel gatherings in Martin Chapel every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 11:00.

Prayer for Christian Unity

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary.

Chapel Gathering in the Seminary incorporates an order of worship jointly prepared by a group of representatives from different parts of Canada for The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and The Commission on Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches.  This service joins the annual celebration in the Northern Hemisphere of… Read more »

“Christian Unity in Song, Hymns, and Scripture” — Matthew Hunsberger and Seth Crissman

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

In Preparation for the upcoming Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and the accompanying chapel service led by guests from the Focolare movement on Thursday, Matthew Hunsberger and Seth Crissman lead a song service focusing on Christian unity within diversity. Kevin Clark and Dorothy Jean Weaver lead in prayers and the reading of scripture.