Discernment

“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 »

“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 »

“Being Gotten: The Openness that Enables Discernment” – Michael King

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

Seminary Dean Dr. Michael King reflects on how the story of Nicodemus helps us understand the difference between “I get it” and “being gotten.” “I get it” is a way of staying in control; it’s hard for us to imagine living differently. Our whole culture takes us in the direction of emphasizing the value… Read more »

“From Position Statements to Communities of Discernment” — Dr. Michael King

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Discernment, 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 »