Seminary Capstone Presentation – Cindy Skinner

& Seminary Senior Capstone, Student Speakers.

Cindy Skinner,
A Call to Recover the Healing Ministry of the Church.

**Note** the very beginning of Cindy’s recording got cut off, including the introduction to her.  Here is a summary:

Cindy attended West Virginia Wesleyan College and majored in Psychology, receiving her B.A. in 2008.  Prior to college, she worked for Weston Transfer as a secretary for 13 years.  Cindy has a son, Delbert, and a daughter, Dodi, who both have families of their own.  She is proud grandmother to Haley (18), Austin (16), Kyra (9), Zoe (7) and Garrett (5).  She is currently a local pastor in the United Methodist Church, serving the South Fork Charge in Brandywine, WV where she pastors four small churches.  After graduation, she plans to continue to pastor in the Methodist Church where ever she is sent. 

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.

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.

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Derek King

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary Senior Capstone.

Derek King,
An engagement with John 20 for Multiple Intelligences.

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.

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.

“Prophetic Witness and Faith Action” – Tevyn East

& University Colloquium Series.

Tevyn East presents “Prophetic Witness and Faith Action,” an unusual and intriguing University Colloquium. This event, together with  a one-person performance in the evening, contributes to this year’s campus theme of “Creativity in the University” while also stimulating conversation around our QEP theme of “Peace with Creation.”

Tevyn East’s performance of “Leaps and Bounds” has been a catalyzing force for the many communities across the country who have experienced it. In this colloquium presentation, Tevyn discusses the opportunities and the hurdles we confront when we try to see with new eyes. Reflecting on scripture and drawing from personal experience, she unpacks the ways that blindness and new sight function and shares stories of some communities she has encountered who possess a radical vision of what is truly important and what is possible. 

“A Maundy Thursday Worship: Love Feast”

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

This special Chapel Gathering around tables in the Seminary includes a  Lenten Meal, Foot Washing and the Eucharist, as well as “A Meditation on Footwashing” by Dr. Mark Thiessen Nation

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: March 28, 2013

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James give a small recap of recent games, but also focus on how all of the numerous postponements could affect EMU’s teams in the coming weeks.  Dave talks about the upcoming NCAA D-III Week, including a competitive blood drive EMU and Bridgewater College are having.

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 Covenant in Plain Sight” – Ken J. Nafziger

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Dr. Ken J. Nafziger and the EMU Chamber Singers lead this Holy Week chapel service with the gathered campus community. Engage through poetry, scripture, and song, culminating in the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah.

“Doubt and the Christian Life” – Dr. Peter Enns

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary.

Peter Enns, Ph.D., Affiliate Professor of Biblical Studies, Eastern University.

Psalm 73

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.

2013 C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest

& Student Speakers.

Eight students participated in the 2013  C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest on March 22. Each speaker applied the Christian peace position to a contemporary concern in a short speech (8-10 min):

3:32Taylor Waidelich, Restoring Justice to Educational Discipline,  Junior Elementary Education major from Stryker, OH

13:00–Jossimar Díaz-Castro, A Christian, Democratic Immigrant Witness & Participation Today, Senior Philosophy and Theology major from Harrisonburg, VA

26:00–Emily Harnish, Lessons from the hymnal in an election season” Senior Biochemistry major from Strasburg, PA

35:55–James Souder, Redistributing Food, An Opportunity for Peace, Senior Environmental and Social Sustainability major from Harrisonburg, VA

46:07–Josh Kanagy, Molding Peace Within: Reflections of a Recovering Workaholic, Senior Psychology major from Timberville, VA

54:41–Corben Boshart, Seeking Unity in the Mennonite Church, Senior Biblical Studies and Peacebuilding & Develoment major from Wellman, IA

1:04:10–Mariah Elliott, Are You Who You Say You Are?, Junior Social Work and Peacebuilding & Development major from Rockville, VA

1:13:31–Bekah Enns, Language as Lived Reality: Developing a Discourse of Peace, Senior History major from Winnipeg, Manitoba

2012 Speeches

Inside Athletics: March 22, 2013

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics,” Dave and James talk about the transition time as the spring sports move from non-conference to conference games.  They talk about teams needing to play within their capabilities, and also cover the great weekend for the track and golf teams.

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: Najeeba Syeed Miller

& Center for Interfaith Engagement.

Najeeba Syeed Miller, professor of inter-religious education at Claremont School of Theology and Director of the Center for Global Peacebuilding, speaks on, “Prophetic Peacebuilding: Abrahamic Visions for Peace.” A practitioner and educator in conflict resolution among communities of ethnic and religious diversity, her involvements include conducting gang interventions, implementing diversity training in universities and public agencies, conflict resolution in public schools, and environmental conflict resolution.

She has published on developing mediation programs and community/police relations, intersections of religious family law and US courts, an Islamic perspective on just peacemaking and interfaith relations. Currently she is working on a book project which explores the role of Prophet Muhammad as a peacemaker and institutionalizing interfaith education.

Her expertise in conflict resolution has led her to train mediators working closely with conflict in India, Latin America, Guam, Afghanistan, Israel and Palestine. Her research and community activist efforts have focused on the role of women as agents of peacemaking.

A sought after speaker and resource person, Syeed Miller holds a BS degree from Guilford College and a J.D. from Indiana University School of Law.

For more info contact: Center for Interfaith Engagement, 540-432-4674 or email interfaith@emu.edu
www.emu.edu/interfaith