Larry Friedland, EMS student, leads a meditative and experiential exploration of Ephesians 6:10-17 combining the elements of theatre and mindful movement with lectio devina and interaction with physical representations of the images from the text. This is an opportunity to engage this scriptural passage in a new and interactive way.
Larry is a visiting acting and stage combat instructor for schools and universities around the valley. He is currently on staff at Valley Dance Theatre as the Acting Instructor and technical director. His undergraduate work took place at the Florida Sate University School of Theatre, and he has worked constantly in both community and professional theatre ever since. Larry is a youth leader and deacon at Tinkling Spring Presbyterian Church in Fishersville, VA. He is in Training and Development for Valley Community Services Board where he works with multiple disciplines providing services to individuals experiencing mental health, intellectual, and substance abuse issues. He is a master instructor with the Blue Ridge Crisis Intervention Team, training law enforcement officers in therapeutic de-escalation techniques.
Pastoral assistants (PAs) lead a final chapel on the campus ministries theme for the year, “Love One Another as I have Loved You” (John 15:1-17). Faculty members Andy Miller and Jess Kraybill offer reflections on the theme. Chapel opens with a selection by the EMU Women’s Choir and concludes with a special announcement about a call to prayer.
Seminary student and artist Sarah Payne reflects on “The art of following Jesus,” drawing from John 21:15-23 and Matthew 16:24-28.
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.
In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James gives some thoughts on the national topic of student-athletes being classified as employees. The trickle-down ramifications of that decision seem endless, even at the D-III level. They also give some thoughts on the spring sports seasons as they continue to deal with weather issues.
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.
Come reflect on how the commandment “Love your neighbor as yourself” is a call to interconnectedness and not just selflessness. Looking at the commandment as an equation, with integral parts, how have we failed to emphasize loving ourselves in order to love our neighbors?
Esther Nafziger works as an admissions counselor. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking and baking, going out to eat with her husband, and traveling. She graduated from EMU in 2012 with a BA in English, licensure in secondary education, and a minor in writing studies.
Pluralism, Particularity & the Way to Peace, II: Why Do We — a Muslim & a Mennonite— Care About This?
A year ago the Center for Interfaith Engagement’s Visiting Muslim Scholar and theologian Dr. Amir Akrami and Mennonite theologian and Eastern Mennonite Seminary professor Dr. Mark Thiessen Nation engaged in a public discussion about Akrami’s pluralist approach to inter-faith relations and Nation’s particularist approach.
In this forum they will continue the conversation, beginning with a very brief summary of what was shared in their previous meeting. This time they will reflect directly on why they these issues matter to them. What does each of them believe is at stake in his pluralist/particularist approach to inter-faith relationships and peacemaking? What does each one see as (at least potentially) problematic or deficient in the approach of the other? And how would each express what it is that his approach has to offer to a pluralistic world as we negotiate how to live together in peace?
KrisAnne Swartley, Minister for the Missional Journey,
Doylestown Mennonite Church, Dolystown, PA
KrisAnne (EMU ’98) is on campus as a part of EMU’s visiting pastor program
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 Ministries hosts chapel gatherings every Wednesday and Friday in Lehman Auditorium. Specifics and occasional changes are noted in individual chapel listings.