“Banqueting in Corinth” – The Augsburger Lectures

& Augsburger Lecture Series, Chapel Gathering in the Seminary.

“Our Journey into Worship and Mission” is the theme Alan and Eleanor Kreider will bring to the campus community as guests for the Augsburger Lecture series this spring. Their theme for seminary chapel on April 12 is “Banqueting in Corinth.”

Alan and Eleanor Kreider
The Kreiders bring scholarship, storytelling, and experience to incarnational missiology. The Kreiders spent 30 years in England, where they were directors of the London Mennonite Centre, teaching in Manchester and Oxford. They have experienced a Christendom culture and its withering, which is the framework for their thought about worship and mission; they have seen the
relevance of Anabaptist theology and practice. Alan and Eleanor are the co-founders of Anabaptist Network and were popularizers of Anabaptism to ordinary Christians. They believe worship and mission are central concerns, and hold a passion for the integration of the two. Peace, reconciliation, and the Early Church are interests which under-gird their work. Eleanor is co-editor of Take Our Moments and our Days (2011), and also holds degrees in piano performance. Alan and Eleanor have written many books, most recently Worship and Mission After Christendom (Herald Press, 2011).

Augsburger Lectureship
The Augsburger Lectureship provides resources to annually bring to campus a noted lecturer(s) to address pertinent topics in the area of Christian evangelism and mission for the stimulation and development of a vision for evangelism and missions for the students, faculty and staff of EMU.

Campus chapel services
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.

“Noticing” with Alan and Eleanor Kreider – Augsburger Lectures

& Augsburger Lecture Series, University Chapels.

Alan and Eleanor Kreider speak on “Noticing” as part of their “Worship and Mission after Christendom” series for the Augsburger Lectureship.  “Our Journey into Worship and Mission” is the theme Alan and Eleanor Kreider bring to the campus community as guests for the Augsburger Lecture series this spring.

Alan and Eleanor Kreider
The Kreiders bring scholarship, storytelling, and experience to incarnational missiology. The Kreiders spent 30 years in England, where they were directors of the London Mennonite Centre, teaching in Manchester and Oxford. They have experienced a Christendom culture and its withering, which is the framework for their thought about worship and mission; they have seen the relevance of Anabaptist theology and practice. Alan and Eleanor are the co-founders of Anabaptist Network and were popularizers of Anabaptism to ordinary Christians. They believe worship and mission are central concerns, and hold a passion for the integration of the two. Peace, reconciliation, and the Early Church are interests which under-gird their work. Eleanor is co-editor of Take Our Moments and our Days (2011), and also holds degrees in piano performance. Alan and Eleanor have written many books, most recently Worship and Mission After Christendom (Herald Press, 2011).

Augsburger Lectureship
The Augsburger Lectureship provides resources to annually bring to campus a noted lecturer(s) to address pertinent topics in the area of Christian evangelism and mission for the stimulation and development of a vision for evangelism and missions for the students, faculty and staff of EMU.

2012 C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest

& Student Speakers.

Seven students participated in the 2012  C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest on March 26. Each speaker applied the Christian peace position to a contemporary concern in a short speech (8-10 min):

Sarah Schoenhals, Justice from Generation to Generation,  Senior Social Work major from Archbold, OH

Joel Nofziger, Confession as a Restorative Practice in the Church, Junior History and Peacebuilding & Development major from Lancaster, PA

Taylor Weidman, Dissimilarity is Hope” Junior Peacebuilding & Develoment, Environmental Sustainability, nad Economics major from Chambersburg, PA

Jamila Witmer, His Dream is our Command: Breaking Stereotypes through Integration, Senior Liberal Arts major from Lancaster, PA

Rose Byler, Living into the Tension: Social Services and Systemic Change, Senior Social Work major from Goshen, IN

Thomas Millary, Pluralistic Realm: Toward a Theology of Peace, First-year Pecaebuilding & Development and Philosophy & Theology major from Dillsburg, PA

Julia Schmidt, Holding Dignity in the Community of Faith, Junior History and Philosophy & Theology major from Pandora, OH

Spiritual Life Week ‘Chapel Gathering’ – Shaun Groves

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Spiritual Life Week, University Chapels.

The good news of the Bible is not only about what we have been saved from, but also what we have been saved for – something to do with God’s plan to provide for the poor. This plan can be traced from an obscure law about bread in the biblical book of Exodus. Listen to explore and test this text.

Shaun Groves is a communicator who’s known by a lot of titles: Singer/songwriter. Speaker. Blogger. Husband. Daddy. Friend. He feels and thinks deeply and laughs easily. And he’s helping Christians discover what they were saved for, and being a voice for children around the world, desperate to be saved from poverty.

Spiritual Life Week – Shaun Groves Concert

& Spiritual Life Week.

Shaun Groves has partnered with child development organization Compassion International for the purpose of spreading Compassion’s mission of releasing children from poverty across the world. Shaun shares an evening of songs and stories inspired by his travels with Compassion.

Shaun is a singer/songwriter, speaker, blogger, husband, daddy and friend. He feels and thinks deeply and laughs easily and he’s helping Christians discover what they were saved for, and being a voice for children around the world who are desperate to  be saved from poverty.

Spiritual Life Week Chapel: “Saved? For What?” – Shaun Groves

& Spiritual Life Week, University Chapels.

The good news of the Bible is not only about what we have been saved from, but also what we have been saved for – something to do with God’s plan to provide for the poor.

Shaun Groves is a singer/songwriter, speaker, blogger, husband, daddy and friend. He feels and thinks deeply and laughs easily and he’s helping Christians discover what they were saved for, and being a voice for children around the world who are desperate to  be saved from poverty.

“Sabbath as a Means of Transition from Anxious Scarcity to Grateful Abundance” Dr. Walter Brueggemann

& School for Leadership Training, Seminary.

Walter Brueggemann offers the third and final plenary address for the 2012 School for Leadership Training.  He considers the “sabbatic principle” as the practice and discipline whereby we may move from the narrative of scarcity and violence to the narrative of abundance and generosity. He considers the Sabbath, the year of release (Deuteronomy 15) and the Jubilee year (Leviticus 25) as counters to the restless 24/7 of our anxious society.

The 2012 theme for School for Leadership Training seeks to engage church and business leaders in an exploration of such questions and to plumb the wisdom of those living with possible answers. This school intentionally invites us to look deeply at how our handling of money flows out of or impacts our faith.  Walter Brueggemann’s evening keynote addresses give us scriptural footing for our explorations.

Conversations with Walter Brueggemann #2

& School for Leadership Training, Seminary.

SLT participants have an opportunity to discuss the second plenary session with Brueggemann.

The 2012 theme for School for Leadership Training seeks to engage church and business leaders in an exploration of such questions and to plumb the wisdom of those living with possible answers. This school intentionally invites us to look deeply at how our handling of money flows out of or impacts our faith.  Walter Brueggemann’s evening keynote addresses give us scriptural footing for our explorations.

This event is co-sponsored by Eastern Mennonite Seminary, EMU’s department of business and economics, and Everence.

Conversations with Walter Brueggemann #1

& School for Leadership Training, Seminary.

SLT participants have an opportunity to discuss the first plenary session with Brueggemann.

The 2012 theme for School for Leadership Training seeks to engage church and business leaders in an exploration of such questions and to plumb the wisdom of those living with possible answers. This school intentionally invites us to look deeply at how our handling of money flows out of or impacts our faith.  Walter Brueggemann’s evening keynote addresses give us scriptural footing for our explorations.

This event is co-sponsored by Eastern Mennonite Seminary, EMU’s department of business and economics, and Everence.

“Conflict from Below: The Possibility of Astonished Gratitude” Dr. Walter Brueggemann

& School for Leadership Training, Seminary.

Walter Brueggemann offers the second of three plenary address for the 2012 School for Leadership Training.  Brueggemann takes the manna story as the root of a counter narrative about finance that is grounded in creation that exhibits the generosity of God and the abundance of resources for the community of the world.

The 2012 theme for School for Leadership Training seeks to engage church and business leaders in an exploration of such questions and to plumb the wisdom of those living with possible answers. This school intentionally invites us to look deeply at how our handling of money flows out of or impacts our faith.  Walter Brueggemann’s evening keynote addresses give us scriptural footing for our explorations.