Chapel Gathering in the Seminary

“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 »

“Do What You Love and Please God” – Ken Medema

& "Love One Another", Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Spiritual Life Week.

The Seminary Community and others gather to hear EMU Spiritual Life Week guest Ken Medema focus on the theme “Do What You Love and Please God.” How do we imagine God’s will for our lives? Though blind from birth, Ken sees and hears with heart and mind, custom-designing every musical moment of his performance… 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 »

“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 »

“Listening: Reflections from CPE”

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

Summer CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) participants share their experiences and insights. 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.

“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 »

“Grandparents Dreaming, Grandchildren Seeing” –Dr. Michael King

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

Seminary Dean, Dr. Michael King, opens the EMS fall semester with his convocation address, “Grandparents Dreaming, Grandchildren Seeing: Christian Formation in an Age of Nones.” “The fastest growing denomination in America, according to one survey, is the “Nones”-the 45 million or so Americans who report none of the above when asked which church, denomination,… Read more »

2013 Seminary Commencement

& 2013 Commencement, Chapel Gathering in the Seminary.

Eastern Mennonite Seminary celebrates the 64th Annual Commencement with an address by Dr. Lee Snyder, President Emeritus at Bluffton University, titled, “Reclaiming the Story.”