Seminary

“Finding God between time and infinity” Les Horning

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

Les Horning is the Seminary Associate Director of Development, Admissions and Church Relationships. The entire campus community is invited to every chapel worship service on campus. Eastern Mennonite Seminary hosts chapel gatherings in Martin Chapel every Tuesday and Thursday; EMU Campus Ministries hosts chapel gatherings every Wednesday and Friday in Lehman Auditorium. Specifics and occasional… Read more »

“From Position Statements to Communities of Discernment” — 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, ” From Position Statements to Communities of Discernment: EMS as Discernment Training Center.” Dr King’s comments and reflections to close this chapel offer a helpful summary of his address: “I know only in part—only as if through a mirror dimly.  That… Read more »

2012 Seminary Commencement

& 2012 Commencement, Commencement, Faculty/Staff Speakers, Seminary.

Eastern Mennonite Seminary celebrates the 63nd Annual Commencement with an address by Rev. Dr. Daniel L. Garrett, Adjunct professor, United Methodist Studies at EMS, titled, “Lessons from Grandpa, Dad, and other Theologians.”

“Banqueting in Corinth” – The Augsburger Lectures

& Augsburger Lecture Series, Chapel Gathering in the Seminary.

“Our Journey into Worship and Mission” is the theme Alan and Eleanor Kreider will bring to the campus community as guests for the Augsburger Lecture series this spring. Their theme for seminary chapel on April 12 is “Banqueting in Corinth.” Alan and Eleanor Kreider The Kreiders bring scholarship, storytelling, and experience to incarnational missiology. The… Read more »

Spiritual Life Week ‘Chapel Gathering’ – Shaun Groves

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Spiritual Life Week, University Chapels.

The good news of the Bible is not only about what we have been saved from, but also what we have been saved for – something to do with God’s plan to provide for the poor. This plan can be traced from an obscure law about bread in the biblical book of Exodus. Listen to… Read more »

“Sabbath as a Means of Transition from Anxious Scarcity to Grateful Abundance” Dr. Walter Brueggemann

& School for Leadership Training, Seminary.

Walter Brueggemann offers the third and final plenary address for the 2012 School for Leadership Training.  He considers the “sabbatic principle” as the practice and discipline whereby we may move from the narrative of scarcity and violence to the narrative of abundance and generosity. He considers the Sabbath, the year of release (Deuteronomy 15) and… Read more »

Conversations with Walter Brueggemann #2

& School for Leadership Training, Seminary.

SLT participants have an opportunity to discuss the second plenary session with Brueggemann. The 2012 theme for School for Leadership Training seeks to engage church and business leaders in an exploration of such questions and to plumb the wisdom of those living with possible answers. This school intentionally invites us to look deeply at… Read more »

Conversations with Walter Brueggemann #1

& School for Leadership Training, Seminary.

SLT participants have an opportunity to discuss the first plenary session with Brueggemann. The 2012 theme for School for Leadership Training seeks to engage church and business leaders in an exploration of such questions and to plumb the wisdom of those living with possible answers. This school intentionally invites us to look deeply at… Read more »

“Conflict from Below: The Possibility of Astonished Gratitude” Dr. Walter Brueggemann

& School for Leadership Training, Seminary.

Walter Brueggemann offers the second of three plenary address for the 2012 School for Leadership Training.  Brueggemann takes the manna story as the root of a counter narrative about finance that is grounded in creation that exhibits the generosity of God and the abundance of resources for the community of the world. The 2012… Read more »

“Conflict from Above: The Drive for Accumulation” Dr. Walter Brueggemann

& School for Leadership Training, Seminary.

Does a day go by without some thought or conversation about money? The economic climate? The lack of funds for a congregational program or project? The juggling act with personal bills? The search for wisdom about how to be good stewards of what we do have? Walter Brueggemann offers the first of three plenary… Read more »