Seminary Capstone Presentation – Jonathan Morningstar

& Seminary Senior Capstone, Student Speakers.

Jonathan Morningstar,
Re-imagining Wesley: covenant discipleship groups as a method for church renewal.

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. These podcasts are of students’ public presentations.

CIE Interfaith Forum: Marc Gopin

& Center for Interfaith Engagement.

Mark Gopin, James H. Laue Professor and Director of the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University, speaks on his national and international interfaith peacebuilding efforts focusing on “Self Examination’s Contribution to Peacebuilding.”

Gopin is an expert on the role that religion and culture play in conflicts and conflict resolution. He is an internationally respected speaker and trainer on peacemaking strategies and has engaged in diplomatic efforts with religious, political, and military figures on both sides of entrenched conflicts, especially in the Arab/Israeli conflict.

Gopin was ordained as a rabbi in 1983 at Yeshiva University in NYC, and received a Ph.D. in religious ethics from Brandeis University in 1993. He has authored three books on religious peacemaking – Between Eden and Armageddon: The Future of World Religions, Violence and Peacemaking and Holy War, Holy Peace. In a more recent book, Healing the Heart of Conflict, Gopin addresses personal conflicts and details an eight-step plan to address the emotional stages necessary to bring resolution to painful human conflicts.

Inside Athletics (Special Release): February 18, 2013

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this special release of the “Inside Athletics” podcast, James brings on women’s basketball coach Kevin Griffin to give an ODAC Tournament preview.  They talk about the pressure of the top seed of the tourney and the strength of their team balance.  James gives a little preview of the men’s basketball tournament as well as the ODAC‘s indoor track championships, which are also this weekend.

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.

“SLW Chapel: Abundant Life – for Real?” – Amanda Garber

& Abundant Life, Spiritual Life Week, University Chapels.

Consider just how real abundant life can be for us with pastor Amanda Garber who was on campus for Spiritual Life Week.

Amanda Miller Garber was born and raised in the beautiful Roanoke Valley of Virginia. She holds degrees from the University of Virginia, James Madison University, and Duke Divinity School. She currently serves as the pastor of RISE, a new faith community in the Harrisonburg area that launched in September, 2010.  Amanda has been married to Jack, a Cardiology Physician Assistant and an all-around-great-guy, for almost 17 years. They have two children, Abigail, age 7 and Robert, age 4. Amanda loves to laugh, drink lots of coffee, ask questions (especially about faith), and start new things. She is passionate about following Jesus and planting churches that are innovative, creative and alive. She also likes to play in the dirt and gets super excited when her plants actually bloom. She enjoys occasionally sleeping past 7 am and spends a disproportionate amount of her time and energy attempting to train the family puppy, Stewart.

Inside Athletics: February 15, 2013

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James jump into the craziness of this time of year, which is the overlap of winter and spring seasons combined with the upcoming ODAC Basketball Tournaments.  They talk about both basketball teams and their wins over Bridgewater earlier this week, and the play-off scenarios we are looking at heading into Saturday’s final games.  James also talks about the special events surrounding all of our home games on Saturday and Sunday, including the “Mustache Event” for the volleyball men.

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.

“Abundant Life for All” – Amanda Garber

& Abundant Life, Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Spiritual Life Week.

This Chapel Gathering in the Seminary is led by pastor Amanda Garber, along with EMS students associated with RISE, a new faith community in the Harrisonburg area.   Abundant Life for all is the theme for the University’s Spring Spiritual Life Week, and Amanda is the featured guest speaker.

Amanda Miller Garber was born and raised in the beautiful Roanoke Valley of Virginia. She holds degrees from the University of Virginia, James Madison University, and Duke Divinity School. She currently serves as the pastor of RISE, a new faith community launched in September, 2010.  Amanda has been married to Jack, a Cardiology Physician Assistant and an all-around-great-guy, for almost 17 years. They have two children, Abigail, age 7 and Robert, age 4. Amanda loves to laugh, drink lots of coffee, ask questions (especially about faith), and start new things. She is passionate about following Jesus and planting churches that are innovative, creative and alive. She also likes to play in the dirt and gets super excited when her plants actually bloom. She enjoys occasionally sleeping past 7 am and spends a disproportionate amount of her time and energy attempting to train the family puppy, Stewart.

“SLW Chapel: Unpacking Abundant Life” – Amanda Garber

& Abundant Life, University Chapels.

Launch into unpacking Abundant Life for all, the theme for Spiritual Life Week, with pastor Amanda Garber.

Amanda Miller Garber was born and raised in the beautiful Roanoke Valley of Virginia. She holds degrees from the University of Virginia, James Madison University, and Duke Divinity School. She currently serves as the pastor of RISE, a new faith community in the Harrisonburg area that launched in September, 2010.  Amanda has been married to Jack, a Cardiology Physician Assistant and an all-around-great-guy, for almost 17 years. They have two children, Abigail, age 7 and Robert, age 4. Amanda loves to laugh, drink lots of coffee, ask questions (especially about faith), and start new things. She is passionate about following Jesus and planting churches that are innovative, creative and alive. She also likes to play in the dirt and gets super excited when her plants actually bloom. She enjoys occasionally sleeping past 7 am and spends a disproportionate amount of her time and energy attempting to train the family puppy, Stewart.

” Church as a Healing Space: further reflections” – Dr. Michael King

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

Dr. Michael King, EMS Dean, preaches on the story of the Prodigal Son found in Luke 15.  His sermon follows up on the theme of this year’s School for Leadership Training in January.

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.

Inside Athletics: February 8, 2013

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James look ahead to the building excitement of the ODAC Tournaments, including recent Region Rankings in both basketball and track & field. Dave talks a bit about the success of the new initiatives started by the athletic department recently, plus some plans for the this year’s “NCAA Division III Week.”

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.

CIE Interfaith Forum: Yehezkel Landau

& Center for Interfaith Engagement.

Yehezkel Landau, Faculty Associate in Interfaith Relations at Hartford Seminary and first holder of the newly endowed chair in Abrahamic Partnerships at Hartford Seminary, offers professional and personal insights on “Abrahamic Partnerships in Pursuit of Peace.” This talk combines Jewish-Christian-Muslim relations with the wider agenda of religious peacemaking.