A “learning luncheon” with Rev. Steven D. Martin on interfaith engagement in the U.S.
Rev. Steven D. Martin is the Director of Communications and Development for the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA. He has served United Methodist Churches as pastor for twenty years and is a graduate of Candler School of Theology.
He has produced several films for public television, including “Muslims in Appalachia,” “Islam in America After September 11th,” “Theologians Under Hitler,” “God With US: Baptism and the Jews in the Third Reich,” “Elisabeth of Berlin,” and most recently, “Islam in America: The Christian Truth.” He has lectured at the prestigious Chautauqua Institute and in churches and seminaries across the US.
In 2007 Rev. Martin was honored at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum for his work with “Theologians Under Hitler.” He has written for the Washington Post, appeared in Newsweek magazine and in USA Today, and has most recently worked with the White House a policy and social media campaign, “Know Your Neighbor,” aimed at reducing religious-based bigotry in the US.
He is the proud father of four college-attending children.
Rev. Steven D. Martin is a filmmaker, photographer, interfaith engagement practitioner, ordained Methodist pastor, and Director of Communications and Development for the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC.) He has served United Methodist Churches as pastor for twenty years.
His 2005 film for PBS, Theologians Under Hitler was critically acclaimed and has had a resurgence of interest in the last year. The film earned Rev. Martin an honor from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2007.
His office is directly across from the U.S. Supreme Court and the Capital Building in Washington, D.C., and therefore has allowed Steven to speak into pressing interfaith issues and concerns about Islamophobia and intra-faith engagement to those who legislate policies, etc.
The Sexuality Series continues with Dr. Ken L. Nafziger addressing Faithful Sexuality in an Age of Porn. As a psychologist who both practiced and trained doctoral students, Dr. Nafziger addresses questions about porn such as – Is it a form of safe sex? How does porn affect the brain, erectile dysfunction and real sex? Is porn the norm for more exciting sex? Since BDSM emphasizes consent, is it good? Examples from composites of real life clients will make this relevant for both males and females.
Mark Thiessen Nation, EMS Professor of Theology, offers a Seminary Chapel Gathering address entitled, “Pray for Our Kings—Our Rulers (and Remember to Ask Why)” Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 and 1 Timothy 2:1-7.
Gather with Tony and Becky as they reflect on their shared journey of experiencing a hiking accident, serious injuries and the healing journey.
Scott Strednak Singer, doctoral student at Temple University, shares a presentation entitled:“Embodiment, Ethics and Christian Athletics”
Scott is a PhD candidate in religious studies at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. His doctoral research focuses on American evangelicalism and athletics in the late 20th century, highlighting the way evangelical communities use athletic performances as a means of teaching Christian masculinity to young men. Scott is currently teaching undergraduate religious studies in the greater D.C. area.
EMU Safe Space storytellers Matt Naugle and Dallas Hetrick reflect on their personal experiences of wrestling with God, faith and the Church. Poetry from Becoming Hallowed by Haley Brooks, Goshen College student, is also read.
Brian Martin Burkholder, Campus Ministries Director, University Campus Pastor, and Spiritual Director, speaks in Seminary Chapel Gathering
“Leaning into the Dark” (Exodus 14:5-12, Mark 15:16-34)
Ken J. Nafziger and the EMU Chamber Singers lead this service of worship during Homecoming 2016 in which this year’s Alumni Award recipients reflect on Micah 6:8.
“He has told you, O mortal, what is good;
and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?“
Enjoy the rich sounds of alumni vocal groups Shekinah, Good Company, Bellaccord, and current student group, Emulate, under the direction of Dr. Ryan Keebaugh, assistant professor of music.