Student Speakers

“Voices for Peace” – C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

In this chapel sampler, consider various perspectives on peace as students offer portions of their speeches for the C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical contest.  The speeches will be given in their entirety on Friday, March 28 at 7 p.m. in Martin Chapel (Seminary Building). Jordan Luther “Are Y’all Listening?: An Apology” Chris Yoder “The… Read more »

“Women Doing Theology” – Alexa Short, Emily Hodges, Alyssa Weaver, and Andrea de Avila

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Alexa Short, Emily Hodges, Alyssa Weaver, and Andrea de Avila, hosted by Nancy Heisey and Carmen Schrock-Hurst, share reflections from their recent involvement in the Women Doing Theology conference. One goal of conference organizers was to reflect on God, academically, relationally, prayerfully, actively and also contemplatively, from the multitude of contexts from which participants… Read more »

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Melanie Lewis

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Melanie Lewis, The Medical Model and its Creation of Unnecessary Suffering: Pastoral Responses for Chaplaincy and Beyond. 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… Read more »

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Darlene Wilkins

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Darlene Wilkins, Hope has the Last Word 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 projects in… Read more »

Spring Break Y-Trip Testimonies

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YPCA Y-trip groups of volunteers spent their spring break at West Virginia, Jubilee Partners, Mennonite Disaster Service,  and Urban Promise.  They shared reflections in chapel.

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Jonathan Swartz

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Jonathan Swartz, Surprised by Hoping In/For Conflict? 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 projects in… Read more »

“Creating the Harmony: Hearing Young Women’s Voices at EMS & Beyond” – Maria Byler, Lana Miller

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EMS student Maria Christine Meyer Byler and EMU Campus Pastor Lana Miller share stories and reflections about creating opportunities for young women to experience a call to ministry. 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… Read more »

“SLW: Sharing Stories of Faith” – Kelsey Zook, Ann Hershberger, Diego Barahona, Jered Lyons

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Kelsey Zook, Ann Hershberger, Diego Barahona, and Jered Lyons sghare parts of their faith stories. Each person shares their story in an interview style and then a theatrical group from campus does an improvisational retelling of each story after it is shared. We also hear stories of Biblical characters and their significant encounters with… Read more »

“SLW: Remember and Tell” – Chaska Yoder, Stephanie Bush, Jonathan Estrada, Cathy Smeltzer Erb

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Using Deuteronomy 6 as our guide we are encouraged to remember the ways we have experienced God and how that impacts our lives. Chaska Yoder, Stephanie Bush, Jonathan Estrada, and Cathy Smeltzer Erb share parts of their faith stories.

“Camp Day Chapel” — Tyler Yoder and Jonathan Burkholder

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Students and faculty/staff gather in the Campus Center Greeting Hall for  reflections from camping and outdoor ministry. Tyler Yoder and  Jonathan Burkholder share from their experiences as camp staff.