“Maintaining Right Relationships” – Rev. Clyde Kratz

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary.

Clyde Kratz,  Conference Minister, Virginia Mennonite Conference, Mennonite Church USA.

“Maintaining Right Relationships” (James 3:13-18)

This is the second of two special Eastern Mennonite Seminary chapel presentations to help us discern our way through complexities related to denominational divisions rooted in different understandings of LGBTQ relationships.

Meredith McNabb, the March 29 presenter is Director of Clergy Excellence, Board of Ordained Ministries, Virginia United Methodist Conference, United Methodist Church. She spoke on “Wrestling Up

Clyde Kratz, the April 5 presenter, is Conference Minister, Virginia Mennonite Conference, Mennonite Church USA.

Neither presenter has been asked or agreed to provide all answers! Rather, both take into account that their national denominational assemblies have had or will be having difficult conversations amid sharp disagreements. Each reflects on what they have learned or implemented in their denominational leadership roles that may offer insights for the rest of us.

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Brian Martin

& Seminary, Seminary Senior Capstone.

Brian Martin
“Pastoring with a Christo-centric Theodicy in a Traumatized World”

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.

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Kevin Lay

& Seminary, Seminary Senior Capstone.

Kevin Lay
“Zeugnis in the Local Congregation through the Book of Ruth”

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.

Washington Community Scholars’ Center (Chapel)

& Cross-Cultural Groups, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Students from the Washington Community Scholars’ Center (WCSC) report on their experiences in the capital city.

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Larry Aikens

& Seminary, Seminary Senior Capstone, Student Speakers.

Larry Aikens,
Diverging Cultures, yet a Coalescing Christ”

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.

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Lindsay Mustafa Davis

& Seminary, Seminary Senior Capstone, Student Speakers.

Lindsay Mustafa Davis,
Playing with Parables: Using Theater to Embody the Parables of Jesus with EMU Theater and EMS Students”

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.

Experiences of Women in Christianity and the World

& Student Speakers.

EMSWA members share reflections on their experiences as women and feminine imagery in both Christianity and the world.

EMSWA is the Eastern Mennonite Women’s Association. EMSWA’s purpose is to empower members of the community; to deepen awareness; to develop relationships; and to create open and safe dialogue all with a focus on women and gender studies.

“Wrestling Up” – Rev. Meredith McNabb

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Discernment, Seminary.

Rev. Meredith McNabb, Director of Clergy Excellence, Board of Ordained Ministries, Virginia United Methodist Conference, United Methodist Church.

“Wrestling Up” (Genesis 32:22-32 Romans 12:1-3, 9-21)

This is the first of two special Eastern Mennonite Seminary chapel presentations to help us discern our way through complexities related to denominational divisions rooted in different understandings of LGBTQ relationships.

Meredith McNabb is Director of Clergy Excellence, Board of Ordained Ministries, Virginia United Methodist Conference, United Methodist Church.

Clyde Kratz, the April 5 presenter, is Conference Minister, Virginia Mennonite Conference, Mennonite Church USA. He spoke on “Maintaining Right Relationships

Neither presenter has been asked or agreed to provide all answers! Rather, both take into account that their national denominational assemblies have had or will be having difficult conversations amid sharp disagreements. Each reflects on what they have learned or implemented in their denominational leadership roles that may offer insights for the rest of us.

Holy Week Chapel: Alfombra for Easter

& University Chapels.

Holy Week chapel, held in the Campus Center Greeting Hall, featured engagement with the alfombra (carpet).  The Latino Student Alliance prepared the alfombra to greet and celebrate the coming of Jesus among us! Reflect on paths we share with Jesus: immigrant, salvation, hope and suffering.

“Chasing Resurrection” – Matt Naugle

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary, Student Speakers.

“Chasing Resurrection”
EMS Preaching Class student, Matt Naugle