“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.”

2013 Seminary Baccalaureate

& 2013 Commencement, Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Commencement, Student Speakers.

Eastern Mennonite Seminary’s 2013 Baccalaureate service includes reflections by three of the graduates on the theme, “In Christ, no longer strangers.”

“This and That: Stuff from an Aged OT Teacher” – Jim R. Engle

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

This Chapel Gathering in the Seminary celebrates the service of Dr. Jim R. Engle, retiring professor of Old Testament.  The worship, songs, and scriptures were all chosen by Jim, who delivers a “sermonette” he titled, “This and That: Stuff from an Aged OT Teacher.” Deuteronomy 6:4-5 Mark 12: 28-34 John 13:34-35 The entire campus… Read more »

“God’s Story, Israel’s Story, Our Story” – Psalms and Wisdom Literature class.

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Student Speakers.

Dr. Jim Engle‘s Psalms and Wisdom Literature class leads Chapel Gathering in the Seminary–“God’s Story, Israel’s Story, Our Story: Worship, Faith and the Human Condition”. Students in the class present their own Psalms of Lament, Thanksgiving, and Praise.  At the end of Chapel Gathering, Glenn Nofziger sings a setting of Psalm 23 in Hebrew…. Read more »

“Our Common Threads” – Rv. Burton Robinson

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary.

Rev. Burton Robinson,  Pastor of Old Bridge United Methodist Church in Woodbridge, VA, is a graduate of Eastern Mennonite Seminary.  In this chapel, he reflects on his experience at EMS. 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… Read more »

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Cindy Skinner

& Seminary Senior Capstone, Student Speakers.

Cindy Skinner, A Call to Recover the Healing Ministry of the Church. **Note** the very beginning of Cindy’s recording got cut off, including the introduction to her.  Here is a summary: Cindy attended West Virginia Wesleyan College and majored in Psychology, receiving her B.A. in 2008.  Prior to college, she worked for Weston Transfer… Read more »

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Derek King

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary Senior Capstone.

Derek King, An engagement with John 20 for Multiple Intelligences. Students in the seminary’s Master of Divinity program complete Capstone Integration Projects across the two semesters of their senior year. During the fall semester, they negotiate with the professors in the Formation in Missional Leadership class the design of their projects. They then complete their… Read more »