Spiritual Life Week Chapel: “Saved? For What?” – Shaun Groves

& Spiritual Life Week, University Chapels.

The good news of the Bible is not only about what we have been saved from, but also what we have been saved for – something to do with God’s plan to provide for the poor.

Shaun Groves is a singer/songwriter, speaker, blogger, husband, daddy and friend. He feels and thinks deeply and laughs easily and he’s helping Christians discover what they were saved for, and being a voice for children around the world who are desperate to  be saved from poverty.

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

& School for Leadership Training, Seminary.

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.

Conversations with Walter Brueggemann #2

& School for Leadership Training, Seminary.

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.

Conversations with Walter Brueggemann #1

& School for Leadership Training, Seminary.

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.

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

& School for Leadership Training, Seminary.

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.

“Conflict from Above: The Drive for Accumulation” Dr. Walter Brueggemann

& School for Leadership Training, Seminary.

Does a day go by without some thought or conversation about money? The economic climate? The lack of funds for a congregational program or project? The juggling act with personal bills? The search for wisdom about how to be good stewards of what we do have?

Walter Brueggemann offers the first of three plenary address for the 2012 School for Leadership Training.  Brueggemann uses Pharaoh as a model and metaphor for the drive to accumulate. It is a drive borne in anxiety that issues in the destruction of the neighborhood and the normalization of violence in 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.

University Convocation: “Called to Peacebuilding” – Dr. Loren Swartzendruber

& University Chapels.

President Loren Swartzendruber speaks on peacebuilding, one of the EMU shared values, for the opening convocation of spring semester. Chapel closes with a time of sending for the Guatemala & Mexico Cross-cultural Seminar group at the end of convocation.

Also check out the video that was shown in chapel before President Swartzendruber spoke!

Matthew 5:3-10
James 3:17-18

Seminary Convocation: “Sustaining Life” Dr. Lonnie Yoder

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

Dr. Lonnie Yoder, Eastern Mennonite Seminary Associate Dean, offers the Spring semester convocation address for  Chapel Gathering at the Seminary

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

Cross-cultural Chapel: South Africa & Lesotho

& Cross-Cultural Groups, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Students from the South Africa and Lesotho cross-cultural seminar share experiences and reflections from their recent adventure.

December Graduates Service

& Commencement.

Provost Dr. Fred Kniss addresses the mid-year graduating Seniors in this special service recognizing their achievements.