Discernment

“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.

“Discernment, Fear, & Hope” — Dr. Lonnie Yoder

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

In the Seminary Spring Convocation address, Dr. Lonnie Yoder, EMS Associate Dean and Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling, offers Reflections on “Discernment, Fear, and Hope.” 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.

“Discernment in our Hymns and Songs” – Matthew Hunsberger

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Discernment, Seminary.

Matthew  Hunsberger leads the Seminary community in a time of sung discernment awareness. Matt’s gift of song and awareness of music’s formative work provide a way for us to experience the questions evoked and responses engaged in hymns and songs as we follow Christ on this journey of faith. Seminary Dean Dr. Michael King… 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 »

“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 »

“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 »