April 2014 marked 20 years since the genocide in Rwanda and Burundi. Two of the most Christianized countries in Africa became the place where Christians killed other Christians. What can we learn from this experience about the ministry of reconciliation we are called to, in Africa and in the United States?
Parables – everyday stories that invite us to confront our worldview, sense of self and God, without providing easy answers. Join Anne Waltner, Assistant Professor of Music, and friends for a hymn sing inspired by the Parables of Jesus. Parables is the campus ministry theme for the year.
Have you considered exploring ministry? Carmen Schrock-Hurst, Bible and Religion Instructor, hosts Chris Parks and Evan Knappenberger as they share reflections from their experiences in ministry over the summer.
Parables – everyday stories that invite us to confront our worldview, sense of self and God, without providing easy answers. Join Dayna Olson-Getty, Associate Pastor of Community Mennonite Church, in diving into the Parable of the Yeast in search of meaning for us and our context. Parables is the campus ministry theme for the year.
Join the Latino Student Alliance in exploring Marcando Nuestra Huella (Leaving our Footprint) featuring reflections from alum and current graduate student Boris Ozuna.
Boris Ozuna, originally from Sincelejo, Colombia, holds a B.A. in Peacebuilding and Development from EMU. He has worked with several non-profit organizations in the areas of popular education, nonprofit management, and community organizing. After finishing his studies at EMU, he went to Washington D.C where he worked at a family literacy program for immigrant families and, more recently, worked as program coordinator at Thrive DC, a support center for people experiencing homelessness. Boris is also a student in the Master in Conflict Transformation Program at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding here at EMU.
Rev. Dr. Shekhar Singh, Principal – Union Biblical Seminary Bibvewadi, Pune, India
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 at 11:00am.
Dr. Peter Dula presents from his his sabbatical for the monthly University Colloquium lecture.
Sexuality and Following Jesus–Chapel and Talkback
Is our embodied humanity a temporary curse or permanent, glorious reality? Does salvation seem to imply getting out of our bodies, or is it about finally being at home in our bodies and getting to be truly human forever? Too often, Christians are deeply ambivalent, or silent, about our embodied lives and whether they really matter in the end. Ironically, if we take Jesus’ humanity seriously, then we will begin to see that “in the end” God’s gift and goal is to give us our truly human, truly sexual, truly Christian lives back, then and now!
Cherith Fee Nordling, Associate Professor of Theology at Northern Seminary in Lombard, IL, gave several presentations in Harrisonburg on the theme “Being Human, Becoming Christian: an embodied reconciliation of heaven and earth,” September 15-17. This chapel is the final event.