Campus and the local community gather to worship through song, scripture and other readings in this season of Advent/Christmas. Faculty and students from the theater and music departments are featured in this annual service.
Matthew Hunsberger leads as we gather for singing our faith in this Advent season.
Matthew Hunsberger leads the Seminary community in a time of sung discernment awareness. Matt’s gift of song and awareness of music’s formative work provide a way for us to experience the questions evoked and responses engaged in hymns and songs as we follow Christ on this journey of faith.
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 and staff are sharing about their own awareness of the topic of discernment through the lens of their own particular discipline or area of study.
The entire campus community is invited to every chapel service on campus. Eastern Mennonite Seminary hosts chapel gatherings in Martin Chapel every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 11:00.
In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James go more in-depth as they look at last weekend’s NCAA National Cross Country Championships. They also talk about how the basketball teams are playing, before Dave expands on the recent changes in how the games are officiated and effects that may have on the game itself.
Dialogue on Race and Diversity week features David Evans speaking on “Suspicions of a Black Man” in university chapel.
Dr. David Evans, Assistant Professor of History and Mission at Eastern Mennonite Seminary, reflects on his experience as a black man in the criminal justice system. He says, “My experience added to the data on black men incarcerated in the United States even though I committed no crime. Knowing that U.S. society is so suspicious of black men that experiences like mine are possible, should make us all cautious to assume that we know what it means when we hear that one-third of black men can expect to be incarcerated in their lifetime. And we should recognize that this knowledge makes us responsible to resist the segregated circumstances that make suspicions against black men thrive in our society.”
In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James talk about the cross country teams, their successful regional meets, and Hannah Chappell-Dick earning a trip to nationals. They also give thoughts on the men’s and women’s basketball teams and how each team looked over their opening weekend.
Dr. Joan Griffing offers a presentation on her 12-13 sabbatical entitled, “The role of Music in Peace and Conflict.” Griffing chairs EMU’s Music Department where she teaches violin and viola, coaches chamber music and conducts the EMU orchestra.
Dave and James discuss the Cross Country regional championships from last weekend before moving on to preview the ODAC Men’s and Women’s basketball.