Inside Athletics: September 20, 2013

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James talk about how the fall teams are playing in the light of hitting the meat of the ODAC season this week.  They also discuss the cross country program’s home meet this Saturday in Elkton, before Dave wraps up reviewing a recent class he had with new student-athletes about their approach to athletics and academics at the collegiate level.

Inside Athletics is a weekly podcast hosted by Director of Athletics, Dave King. The podcast offers a synopsis of what is happening in EMU athletics, but also delves deeper into how athletics at EMU shapes lives and enhances college educations by positively impacting an athlete’s understanding of self, others, and God. Sports Information Director James De Boer is a regular guest with EMU coaches and athletes making appearances as well.

“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 King has begun to articulate a vision for EMS as a “Discernment Training Center” (see Convocation, Fall 2012 and Convocation, Fall 2013).  This fall semester, Seminary Faculty are sharing about their own awareness of the topic of discernment through the lens of their own particular discipline or area of study.

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 at 11:00.

‘Ruah, Spirit, Breath, Wind’ – Carnival de Resistance

& Creation Care, University Chapels.

Join a movement of the Spirit with worship leaders and musicians leading a powerful, poetic, and visceral, service as part of the Carnival de Resistance. Tevyn East and Jay, of the The Psalters, have been leading similar services in their “Creation Groans Series” through the Alternative Seminary.

“Listening: Reflections from CPE”

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

Summer CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) participants share their experiences and insights.

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 at 11:00.

“Art, Faith, and Justice: What does Resistance have to do with Carnivals?”

& Creation Care, University Chapels.

So what is this carnival thing? Sarah Thompson, Caleb Lange and Jessica Campbell, participants with Carnival de Resistance, offer some reflections and connections.

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Inside Athletics: September 13, 2013

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

This week, as promised, Dave provides background information and rationale for why EMU does not fly the American flag or play the National Anthem before athletic events.  He refers to the statement that President Swartzendruber has written on the issue as well as sharing some of his personal experiences having worked in Mennonite educational institutions during his career in athletics.  Dave also shares an excerpt from the book Mind Gym that all freshmen are reading.  The chapter he refers to deals with the issue of not getting playing time or “riding the pine”.

Inside Athletics is a weekly podcast hosted by Director of Athletics, Dave King. The podcast offers a synopsis of what is happening in EMU athletics, but also delves deeper into how athletics at EMU shapes lives and enhances college educations by positively impacting an athlete’s understanding of self, others, and God. Sports Information Director James De Boer is a regular guest with EMU coaches and athletes making appearances as well.

“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 Jean Weaver

Reflection on the Dead Sea: “Go in Peace”–LaDawn Knicely

Conversations with Sami–Drew Ensz

Hope in the midst of disorientation–Darlene Wilkins.

 

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 at 11:00.

 

“Love One Another” – Pastoral Assistants

& "Love One Another", Student Speakers, University Chapels.

This year’s Pastoral Assistants introduce the fall chapel theme, “Love One Another”.

Summer Cross-culturals – Bolivia & The Galapagos Islands, and Honduras

& Cross-Cultural Groups, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Hear brief reflections from the summer cross-cultural groups to Bolivia & The Galápagos Islands, and Honduras.

Inside Athletics: September 6, 2013

& University Chapels.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James give some impressions on the EMU teams after opening week, plus what we can expect of the Royals this weekend.  Dave then digs into more discussions he has had from the Bridging the Gap class, which is required for all first-year athletes at EMU.  This week’s focus deals with how much growth a student-athlete can expect during his or her college years.

Inside Athletics is a weekly podcast hosted by Director of Athletics, Dave King. The podcast offers a synopsis of what is happening in EMU athletics, but also delves deeper into how athletics at EMU shapes lives and enhances college educations by positively impacting an athlete’s understanding of self, others, and God. Sports Information Director James De Boer is a regular guest with EMU coaches and athletes making appearances as well.