“The Quiet in the Land” – David Kline

& University Chapels.

Who are and what is the quiet in the land? David Kline offers his perspective.

David Kline is an Amish farmer, naturalist, and writer. He and his family farm 120 acres and operate a 45-cow organic dairy near Mt. Hope, Ohio, that blends older traditional methods with newer technologies in a manner that is environmentally friendly and profitable. This lifestyle supports not only families and caring communities, but also a people comfortable with themselves.

David is the author of three books, Great Possessions (1990), Scratching the Woodchuck (1997) and Letters from Larksong (2010), and is an editor for Farming Magazine, a quarterly publication supporting small-scale and profitable family farming.

Farming Magazine sprung from a desire to give a voice of hope to small-scale farmers across the nation and foster a strong connection between farm families and urban-dwelling families who desire delicious wholesome food. The magazine also celebrates the joys of farming well and living well on an ecologically conscious scale. The magazine is created in the spirit of stewardship for the earth and regard for its inhabitants.

In this chapel address, he discusses Norman Rockwell’s “County Agent” painting.  Chapel concludes with an announcement about the Student Life department’s Screen-free Sabbath initiative, including a humorous video featuring a discussion between all of EMU’s Presidents.

“How Mennonites Made Me a Better Methodist” – Rev. D. Dennis Perry

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary.

Rev. D. Dennis Perry grew up in Harrisonburg.  He graduated from JMU, received his MDiv from Eastern Mennonite Seminary, and then his DMin from Wesley Theological seminary.  He has served churches in Page County, Rockingham County, and in the suburbs of Richmond, Virginia.  He is currently Lead Pastor at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Alexandria, VA.

Rev. Perry is joined  by Naeem Baig, VP for Public Affairs at the Islamic Circle of North America.  Established in 1968, the ICNA  was a response to the growing need for a supportive Muslim community in North America.  ICNA has worked to establish connections between Islam and the public, collaborating with numerous Muslim organizations to reach this end.  ICNA also works closely with many national interfaith organizations for the betterment of society.

The two became friends when Rev. Perry’s church opened its doors to their Muslim neighbors.  They have been featured on “The Daily Show with John Stewart.”

CIE Interfaith Forum: Rev. Dennis Perry and Naeem Baig

& Center for Interfaith Engagement.

For opening its doors to its Muslim neighbors, Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Alexandria was featured on “The Daily Show with John Stewart.” Rev. Perry, an EMS grad and lead pastor at Aldersgate UM Church, and Baig, vice president of Islamic Circle of North America, will talk about their controversial experience of crossing boundaries to build relationships.

Rev. Perry grew up in Harrisonburg. He graduated from JMU where he majored in Philosophy and Religion, received an MDiv degree from EMS and a DMin from Wesley Theological seminary in Washington, D.C. He began serving churches while in college. He’s served Stanley Church in Page County, Keezletown Church in Rockingham County, Gordonsville and Barboursville churches in Orange County near Charlottesville and Woodlake Church in the Richmond suburbs.

Naeem Baig is Vice President for Public Affairs at the Islamic Circle of North America. Established in 1968, the Islamic Circle of North America was a response to the growing need for a supportive Muslim community in North America. ICNA has worked to establish connections between Islam and the public, collaborating with numerous Muslim organizations to reach this end. ICNA also works closely with many national interfaith organizations for the betterment of society.

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

Mental Health & Suicide Awareness – Pam Comer

& University Chapels.

Sometimes in a suicidal situation we ask Where is God? Pam Comer, Director of the Counseling Center, and leaders of CoachLink, help us explore answers to this question through reflection, ritual and an original song performed by EMU student, Grace Engle.  Listen for announcements about the February 23 workshop on Suicide Awareness: What to do when you are concerned about someone you know and the March 31 four-campus event Walk for Hope: colleges unite for depression and suicide awareness

Inside Athletics: Feb. 3, 2012

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James talk about the busy stretch of home games EMU had earlier this week, and what all the wins in those games mean.  Dave also digs into the experience of student-athletes from the 1980s and 90s, and solicits thoughts from that era.

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.

“Honoring the Past” – Luke Hartman

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Luke Hartman ’91, Vice President for Enrollment, opens Black History Month with the first of two chapels planned by the Black Student Union.   He shares stories to honor his own past and reflects on why it is important to do so.

“Reordering our World” – Dr. Anil Solanki

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

Dr. Anil Solanki, EMS Adjunct Professor of Old Testament and Minister in the United Church of Christ, preaches from  Luke 1:46-55, the Magnificat.

Camp Chapel: Where-in Lies your Identity? – Glenn Nofziger II ’02

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Booths with representatives from a wide range of camps surround the chapel gathering in the unique venue of the Campus Center Greeting Hall.  Glenn Nofziger II shares a message about identity in Christ, reflecting on his experiences at camp, college, and in short-term missions/evangelism.  Glenn, EMU class of ’02,  is an Eastern Mennonite Seminary student who served on staff at Little Eden, a camp on the shores of Lake Michigan.

“Freedom: from a Biblical Perspective” – Joanne Gallardo

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Consider a biblical perspective on freedom as Joanne Gallardo preaches on John 8:31-36.

Inside Athletics: Jan. 27, 2012

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics” Dave and James jump into a recap of the past few days.  Dave also opens the door for James to explain what a basketball game day looks like for him.

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.