“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

& Inside Athletics, 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.

Summer Cross-culturals – South Korea, Quebec, and Local Context

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

Hear brief reflections from the summer cross-cultural groups to South Korea, Quebec, and a special “Local Context”  experience.

“God’s Word, Human Awe, and the Old Testament” — Andrea Dalton Saner

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Discernment, Faculty/Staff Speakers.

Dr. Andrea Dalton Saner, Assistant Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew Language, reflects on, “Who has spoken through the prophets: God’s word, human awe, and the Old Testament,” drawing from Isaiah 40:6-8 and Isaiah 55:6-11.

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.

“Love One Another” – Lana Miller & Brian Martin Burkholder

& "Love One Another", Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

What does “love one another” look like? Campus Pastors Lana Miller and Brian Martin Burkholder introduce the chapel and campus ministries theme “Love One Another as I have Loved You.” (John 15:1-17)

Inside Athletics: August 30, 2013

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James elaborate on the “official” start to the year, Royals Night, when ALL of EMU’s student-athletes gather together in Yoder Arena to kick things off.  They also look ahead at this weekend’s EMU Women’s Volleyball Invitational, as well as the openings of the other seasons.

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.

“A Desire to Belong” – Loren Swartzendruber

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

President Swartzendruber launches the year with reflections on belonging based on Luke 6:27-31.

This service concludes with a  time of sending for the Spain-Morocco and China cross-cultural groups departing for the semester.

“Grandparents Dreaming, Grandchildren Seeing” –Dr. Michael King

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Faculty/Staff Speakers.

Seminary Dean, Dr. Michael King, opens the EMS fall semester with his convocation address, “Grandparents Dreaming, Grandchildren Seeing: Christian Formation in an Age of Nones.”
“The fastest growing denomination in America, according to one survey, is the “Nones”-the 45 million or so Americans who report none of the above when asked which church, denomination, religion they belong to. It’s probably no coincidence that in turn the Auburn Center for the Study of Theological Education says enrollment across 205 seminaries in North American peaked in 2004 and has been declining since. Finding our way through this world is the adventure those of us at Eastern Mennonite Seminary, along with many of you, are navigating.”
Drawing on Rachel Held Evans and one of his own dreams, Dr. King invites us to explore with EMS “how churches, seminaries, universities, Christians, adherents of other faiths, or the Nones in many of our families and communities will find our way.”