“Disintegration” – Cyndi Gusler

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Colloquium Series.

Cyndi Gusler, associate professor of Visual and Communication Arts, presents at the January Colloquium lecture.  She shares from  her sabbatical work focusing on using discarded and eco-friendly materials to create art.  The lecture and Q&A time are followed by the opening of her show “Disintegration” in the Margaret Martin Gehman Gallery .

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The monthly Colloquium lectures are planned and sponsored by the office of the provost.  Contact provost@emu.edu for more info.

Reflections on Ministry and Call – Julia Schmidt & Brendon Derstine

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Brendon Derstine and Julia Schmidt offer reflections from their participation in the Ministry Inquiry Program, Summer 2011.

The Ministry Inquiry Program is an exciting opportunity of the Mennonite Church USA for college-age young adults to explore pastoral ministry. The program offers you the opportunity to experience first hand what ministry is and to test your own gifts and sense of call. Participants work under the supervision of a pastor and are involved in many aspects of a minister’s life and work. Effort is made to place you in the congregation or congregational setting of your choice—urban, rural, large, or small. For students of mission, an overseas assignment can be considered.

The Ministry Inquiry Program also offers pastors and congregations a specific way to be involved in helping students experience leadership in the church. Pastors serve as mentors and examples. Students learn by both observing and doing. At the conclusion of the summer, all participants and the pastor or supervisor submit a report and evaluation of the program.

Prayers for Christian Unity 2012

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary.

Chapel Gathering in the Seminary participates in the annual celebration of the “Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.” The service utilizes an Ecumenical order of Worship, designed this year by churches in Poland, reflecting from their own history of partition and victory over oppression.

Chapel Gathering services held in Martin Chapel at Eastern Mennonite Seminary are planned by the Seminary community but open to all.

Accumulation & Abundance Chapel

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Students from Campus Ministries offer a  service of community lament on accumulation and find abundance with modern day reflections, scriptures and other readings led by a celebration worship team.

This chapel theme was inspired by Dr. Walter Brueggemann, resource person for the recently held School for Leadership Training at the seminary.

Inside Athletics: Jan. 20, 2012

& University Chapels.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics,” Dave and James talk about the track and men’s volleyball teams, which both opened their 2012 seasons in the past few days.  They also dig deeper into the basketball teams, both of which seems to be hitting their stride midway through the season.  Dave ends the podcast with a short recap of NCAA Convention he attended last week.

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.

 

“Sabbath as a Means of Transition from Anxious Scarcity to Grateful Abundance” Dr. Walter Brueggemann

& School for Leadership Training.

Walter Brueggemann offers the third and final plenary address for the 2012 School for Leadership Training.  He considers the “sabbatic principle” as the practice and discipline whereby we may move from the narrative of scarcity and violence to the narrative of abundance and generosity. He considers the Sabbath, the year of release (Deuteronomy 15) and the Jubilee year (Leviticus 25) as counters to the restless 24/7 of our anxious society.

The 2012 theme for School for Leadership Training seeks to engage church and business leaders in an exploration of such questions and to plumb the wisdom of those living with possible answers. This school intentionally invites us to look deeply at how our handling of money flows out of or impacts our faith.  Walter Brueggemann’s evening keynote addresses give us scriptural footing for our explorations.

This event is co-sponsored by Eastern Mennonite Seminary, EMU’s department of business and economics, and Everence.

“Do your Future a Favor” – Ashley Hagelin

& University Chapels.

Are your finances lined up with your faith? Ashley Hagelin  explores establishing good financial habits that relate to faith values.  Hagelin comes to us from LSS (Lutheran Social Services of MN), a partner organization of Everence.  In this chapel, she shares her story of student loan debt and encourages students to seek out resources for making better financial decisions during and after college.

Conversations with Walter Brueggemann #2

& School for Leadership Training.

SLT participants have an opportunity to discuss the second plenary session with Brueggemann.

The 2012 theme for School for Leadership Training seeks to engage church and business leaders in an exploration of such questions and to plumb the wisdom of those living with possible answers. This school intentionally invites us to look deeply at how our handling of money flows out of or impacts our faith.  Walter Brueggemann’s evening keynote addresses give us scriptural footing for our explorations.

This event is co-sponsored by Eastern Mennonite Seminary, EMU’s department of business and economics, and Everence.

“Conflict from Below: The Possibility of Astonished Gratitude” Dr. Walter Brueggemann

& School for Leadership Training.

Walter Brueggemann offers the second of three plenary address for the 2012 School for Leadership Training.  Brueggemann takes the manna story as the root of a counter narrative about finance that is grounded in creation that exhibits the generosity of God and the abundance of resources for the community of the world.

The 2012 theme for School for Leadership Training seeks to engage church and business leaders in an exploration of such questions and to plumb the wisdom of those living with possible answers. This school intentionally invites us to look deeply at how our handling of money flows out of or impacts our faith.  Walter Brueggemann’s evening keynote addresses give us scriptural footing for our explorations.

This event is co-sponsored by Eastern Mennonite Seminary, EMU’s department of business and economics, and Everence.

Conversations with Walter Brueggemann #1

& School for Leadership Training.

SLT participants have an opportunity to discuss the first plenary session with Brueggemann.

The 2012 theme for School for Leadership Training seeks to engage church and business leaders in an exploration of such questions and to plumb the wisdom of those living with possible answers. This school intentionally invites us to look deeply at how our handling of money flows out of or impacts our faith.  Walter Brueggemann’s evening keynote addresses give us scriptural footing for our explorations.

This event is co-sponsored by Eastern Mennonite Seminary, EMU’s department of business and economics, and Everence.