Seminary Capstone Presentation – Glenn Nofziger II

& Seminary, Seminary Senior Capstone, Student Speakers.


Glenn Nofziger II,
Transformational Story Sharing: The Realization of a Ministerial Calling

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 the spring, producing a final paper and making a public presentation.

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Bob May

& Seminary, Seminary Senior Capstone, Student Speakers.


Bob May,
Doing Mission Projects Just a Little Bit Better: A Guide for Me

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 the spring, producing a final paper and making a public presentation.

 

“Ecumenical Snake Handling” – Dale Humphries

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

Preaching Class student, Dale Humphries, preaches from Numbers 21:4-9, John 19:31-37, and John 3:14-21 in a chapel sermon titled, “Ecumenical Snake Handling.”

“Writing Moral Fiction” – Vic Sizemore

& University Chapels.

Vic Sizemore, novelist and shortfiction writer, speaks in chapel on the interesting dilemma that Christians face in writing “moral fiction.” Sizemore is on campus for the Writers Read program.

Vic Sizemore is a writer of short fiction and novels in which characters wrestle with what it means for them to be Christians in all the human messiness of life. He is also a prolific essayist, contributing frequently to the evangelical channel of Patheos.com.

Sizemore earned his MFA in fiction from Seattle Pacific University. His short stories are published or forthcoming in StoryQuarterly, Southern Humanities Review, Connecticut Review, Portland Review, Blue Mesa Review, Sou’wester, Silk Road Review, Atticus Review, PANK Magazine Fiction Fix, Vol.1 Brooklyn, and Conclave. Excerpts from his novel The Calling are published in Connecticut Review, Portland Review, Prick of the Spindle, Burrow Press Review, Rock & Sling, and Relief. His fiction has won the New Millennium Writings Award for Fiction, and been nominated for Best American Nonrequired Reading and a Pushcart Prize. Some of his short stories and chapters from The Calling are available on his blog.

Sizemore teaches at Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg, VA.

“We Are Judas” – Lindsay Mustafa Davis

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

EMS Preaching Class student, Lindsay Mustafa Davis, preaches from Matthew 27:3-10 in a chapel sermon titled, “We are Judas.”

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Melissa Fretwell

& Seminary, Seminary Senior Capstone, Student Speakers.

Melissa Fretwell,
Are You With Me?

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 the spring, producing a final paper and making a public presentation.

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Matthew Bucher

& Seminary, Seminary Senior Capstone, Student Speakers.

Matthew Bucher,
Residing in
Menuha: Practices and Places for Sabbath Rest in Preparation for Ministry and Self-Care

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 the spring, producing a final paper and making a public presentation.

“Parable of the Talents (Money)” – Spencer Cowles

& Parables, University Chapels.

Parables – everyday stories that invite us to confront our worldview, sense of self and God, without providing easy answers. Join Spencer Cowles, Director and Professor of Business and Economics, for a close look at the parable of the talents (money) from Matthew 25:14-30. Parables is the campus ministry theme for the year.

“John 9: Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind” – Melissa Fretwell and Matt Weaver

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

EMS Preaching Class students Melissa Fretwell and Matt Weaver dramatize the story of Jesus healing the man born blind in John 9.  They invite the congregation to participate and imagine themselves as characters in the story.

Emulate & Y-Trip Sending

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Listen in on the launch of Emulate* as they bring some of their music and reflections to chapel. There is also a time of sending for this musical ensemble and the Spring Break Y-Trip groups.

*Emulate is a fresh and elite vocal ensemble from Eastern Mennonite University under the direction of Ryan Keebaugh. The group specializes in madrigals, jazz, modern, and contemporary concert literature, both secular and sacred. Their inaugural tour will feature the works of Duruflé, Tavener, and Nystedt amid additional selections that will uplift, touch, and reflect upon the human soul and condition.