Dr. Andrea Dalton Saner, Assistant Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew Language, reflects on, “Who has spoken through the prophets: God’s word, human awe, and the Old Testament,” drawing from Isaiah 40:6-8 and Isaiah 55:6-11.
Seminary Dean Dr. Michael King has begun to articulate a vision for EMS as a “Discernment Training Center” (see Convocation, Fall 2012 and Convocation, Fall 2013). This fall semester, Seminary Faculty are sharing about their own awareness of the topic of discernment through the lens of their own particular discipline or area of study.
In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James elaborate on the “official” start to the year, Royals Night, when ALL of EMU’s student-athletes gather together in Yoder Arena to kick things off. They also look ahead at this weekend’s EMU Women’s Volleyball Invitational, as well as the openings of the other seasons.
In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James are back at it as a duo, getting ready for the 2013-14 year. They talk some of what’s gone on over the summer, but mostly dig into what the fall seasons are bringing, including all of the exciting changes for the soccer and field hockey programs.
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
Dave uses this podcast to report and reflect on the retreats and conferences that staff have been involved in during this week before student athletes return. The Student Life division retreat focused on change, how it impacts people and organizations and how to respond to transitions. As with a Rubik’s Cube, where the center square stays in place while the others are moved around it, so it is important for teams to stay focused on one thing while other things change. Another reality of change is that when you make one change, it normally triggers many other changes. That also is seen in athletic teams and the amount of change that occurs between one year and the next just based on personnel. The theme for the Faculty/Staff Conference was “Serving with Compassion” a phrase taken from the university mission statement. Leonard Dow, pastor or Oxford Circle Mennonite church and a member of the EMU Athletic Hall of Honor challenged us to take care of our souls so we can show compassion to others. Dave uses some of Leonard’s stories and insights and applies them to the athletic experiences.
During the 2013 Faculty/Staff Fall Conference, several EMU Faculty and Staff share stories about what it has meant for them to serve with Compassion:
Ken J. Nafziger leads the gathered community in a sending time of worship.