Chapel Gathering in the Seminary

“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.

“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 »

“Discern Love for Enemies” – Dr. John Fairfield

& Center for Interfaith Engagement, Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary.

Dr. John Fairfield, Research Fellow for EMU’s Center for Interfaith Engagement, addresses Chapel Gathering in the seminary with the topic, “Discern love for enemies” 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.

“Are you walking with Jesus?” – Bishop Young Jin Cho

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Bishop Young Jin Cho of the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church delivers a message titled , “Are you walking with Jesus?” 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.

“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 »

“Indigenous Worldview: Values and Christianity” — Cheryl Bear

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary.

Chapel Gathering in the Seminary: Cheryl Bear’s First Nation community is Nadleh Whut’en First Nation in British Columbia, Canada, and she is from the Bear Clan. She is a multi award winning singer, songwriter and storyteller who shares stories of Indigenous life; the joy, sorrow, faith and journey. Cheryl travels to First Nations communities sharing songs… Read more »