Chapel Gathering in the Seminary incorporates an order of worship jointly prepared by a group of representatives from different parts of Canada for The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and The Commission on Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches. This service joins the annual celebration in the Northern Hemisphere of the upcoming week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Greetings and a message are shared by Bill Neu, representative of the Focolare movement.
In what ways was the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. formative or influential in the lives of local people? What is the impact of MLK, Jr. in today’s society? For what reasons was it important for Harrisonburg to rename a significant street the Martin Luther King, Jr. Way? Listen to first-person narratives from local people who have been shaped by MLK, Jr. in many ways.
Stan Maclin – Director of the Harriott Tubman Cultural Center
Titus Bender – EMU Professor Emeritas
This is the opening event for the MLK Day of Service & Learning program.
In Preparation for the upcoming Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and the accompanying chapel service led by guests from the Focolare movement on Thursday, Matthew Hunsberger and Seth Crissman lead a song service focusing on Christian unity within diversity. Kevin Clark and Dorothy Jean Weaver lead in prayers and the reading of scripture.
As a follow-up to President Swartzendruber’s opening convocation, students reflect on how climate change is impacting students and communities connected to EMU and what our role is in keeping the earth as a practice of faithfulness. Erin Rheinheimer and Melinda Norris present a list of “14 of Your Favorite Things that Climate Change is Ruining.” CJP student Fabrice Guerrier and Seminary student Eric Trinka also offer further reflections. Chapel also concludes with a sending for the Middle East Cross-cultural Seminar group.
In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James open the show by talking about the final non-conference game for the basketball teams. Men’s volleyball coach Dominick Porter then joins the show, shedding light on his history both as a player at EMU and then on his time playing professionally in Germany and with the US Olympic Team, and how all of those experiences shape the way he coaches his team.
President Loren Swartzendruber launches a new semester as he addresses the campus community with a message inspired by Psalm 24:1; Romans 8:20-22; Colossians 1:15-17; and Revelation 22:1-2. Chapel closes with a time of sending for the Guatemala & Mexico Cross Cultural group.
In the Seminary Spring Convocation address, Dr. Lonnie Yoder, EMS Associate Dean and Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling, offers Reflections on “Discernment, Fear, and Hope.”
In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James return from their Christmas Break, and talk about the adjustment the athletes had to make during the weeks over the holiday season. They also cover the basketball teams and how they are playing their final non-conference games of the year, and wrap up with the coming of spring! (Spring sports, that is.)
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.
In this week’s “Inside Athletics” Dave and James give a brief synopsis of the basketball teams as they head into their semester breaks. They spend most of their time going over Dave’s recent Old Dominion Athletic Conference meetings, highlighting some of the significant discussions they had. This will also be the final “Inside Athletics” podcast until the first week of January.
Students from the Spain & Morocco cross-cultural seminar share experiences and reflections from their recent learning adventure.