From Greensboro to Gulai-Polye: Gospel Mission to Historically Violated

& Augsburger Lecture Series.

As part of the Augsburger Lecture Series Elaine Enns and Ched Myers present this lecture outlining the  Greensboro Truth and Community Reconciliation Project as an exercise in gospel-based healing of past injustice, as well as the legacy of Mennonite refugees from Ukraine in the early 20th century.  In these stories, they ask questions about how that painful history can be read and redeemed from a restorative justice perspective.

Their work is in the faith-based peace and justice movement. For information about their organization, check out Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries.

The 2010 Augsburger Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Augsburger Lectureship, Campus Ministries and the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding.

The Personal and Political Dimensions of Conversion: Restorative Justice

& Augsburger Lecture Series.

Elaine Enns and Ched Myers begin this lecture with a reading of Paul’s Damascus Road experience as a call to restorative justice. Then they look at mediation and nonviolent direct action as flip sides of the peacemaking coin.  They conclude with a story of the conversion of a U.S. Air Force nuclear weapons specialist to a gospel vocation of peace, justice and reconciliation.

Their work is in the faith-based peace and justice movement. For information about their organization, check out Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries.

The 2010 Augsburger Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Augsburger Lectureship, Campus Ministries and the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding.

Taking Root Downward: A Call to Bio-regional Discipleship

& Augsburger Lecture Series, Chapel Gathering in the Seminary.

Elaine Enns and Ched Myers speak for this third event in the annual Augsburger Lecture Series on “Taking Root Downward: A call to bio-regional Discipleship.”

Their work is in the faith-based peace and justice movement. For information about their organization, check out Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries.

The 2010 Augsburger Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Augsburger Lectureship, Campus Ministries and the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding.

Decisionism, Denominationalism or Discipleship? Call to the Way

& Augsburger Lecture Series, University Chapels.

Elaine Enns and Ched Myers speak for the annual Augsburger Lecture Series on “Decisionism, Denominationalism or Discipleship?  Call to the Way.”   In this International Education Week reflection, Elaine and Ched talk about their own conversion in college to the Way of Jesus, and profile the radical discipleship movement as “the best party in town.”

Their work is in the faith-based peace and justice movement. For information about their organization, check out Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries.

The 2010 Augsburger Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Augsburger Lectureship, Campus Ministries and the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding.

Homecoming Worship: Come Gather!

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Homecoming.

During Homecoming, 2010, in this Sunday morning service of worship, Alumni association award recipients Nadene Brunk ’75 and Dwight Gingerich ’81 share their stories as they reflect on Matthew 11:28-30 where Jesus calls his followers to rest.

Homecoming Chapel: Midwives for Haiti – Nadene Brunk ’75

& Homecoming, University Chapels.

EMU alumna Nadene Brunk, 1975, receives this year’s Distinguished Service Award during Homecoming.   In this Homecoming chapel, she reflects on years of work in Haiti.  Brunk is founder and manager of an organization called Midwives for Haiti.

Experiencing the Healing and Transforming Grace of the Gospel–Willi Hugo Perez

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary, Spiritual Life Week.

Willi Hugo Perez continues  Eastern Mennonite Seminary’s Spiritual Life Week with this second of three chapel addresses.  Perez,  a 2004 graduate of EMS, is the current rector (president) of SEMILLA, the Latin American Anabaptist Seminary in Guatemala.

Living and Serving in a Challenging (yet beautiful) Setting–Willi Hugo Perez

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary, Spiritual Life Week.

Willi Hugo Perez kicks off Eastern Mennonite Seminary’s Spiritual Life Week with this first of three chapel addresses.  Perez,  a 2004 graduate of EMS, is the current rector (president) of SEMILLA, the Latin American Anabaptist Seminary in Guatemala.

Opening Convocation: Think about these Things

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

785 people from among the EMU campus community gather to hear President Loren Swartzendruber reflect on Philippians 4:4-9 to open the academic year.

Cultivating Life in the Spirit–Willi Hugo Perez

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary, Spiritual Life Week.

Willi Hugo Perez wraps up  Eastern Mennonite Seminary’s Spiritual Life Week with this third of three chapel addresses.  Perez,  a 2004 graduate of EMS, is the current rector (president) of SEMILLA, the Latin American Anabaptist Seminary in Guatemala.  In this chapel, he speaks in Spanish and is translated by Marvin Lorenzana, Director of Multicultural Services.