The Faith of a Peacebuilder – Leymah Gbowee

& University Chapels.

Leymah Gbowee, a graduate of the MA in Conflict Studies program at EMU, speaks on how here Christian faith informs her work of peacebuilding – such as leading a group of women in a protest against the civil war in Liberia.

Leymah Gbowee has been working extensively in the field of conflict transformation and peacebuilding for over 12 years. She played a significant role in the Liberian peace process by leading the Liberian Women Mass Action Campaign from 2003-2005. She also worked as the Coordinator of the Liberian Women in Peacebuilding Network, which is part of the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding/WANEP. She graduated from the EMU Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP) in 2007. Since returning to Africa, she has won numerous awards, including most recently the Gruber Prize.

“What is our Mission in a Post-postmodern Age?” – Marva Dawn – Augsburger Lecture Series

& Augsburger Lecture Series, University Chapels.

Marva Dawn speaks on “What is our Mission in a Post-postmodern Age?” (2 Timothy 1:3-7) as part of the Augsburger Lecture Series.

Dr. Dawn is teaching fellow in spiritual theology at Regent College in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

“Just the Exuberance the World Needs” – Marva Dawn – Augsburger Lecture Series

& Augsburger Lecture Series.

Marva Dawn, the Augsburger Series Lecturer brings the message, “Just the Exuberance the World Needs” based on 2 Timothy 1:8-14 in the Martin Chapel.

Why isn’t this post-postmodern world interested in the Gospel?  Why do scholars predict that less than 4% of the present youth will be Christians as adults?  Is there anything we can do about it?

Dr. Dawn is a teaching fellow in spiritual theology at Regent College in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

“The Scintillating Word” – by Marva Dawn – Augsburger Lecture Series

& Augsburger Lecture Series, Chapel Gathering in the Seminary.

Marva Dawn, the Augsburger Series Lecturer  brings the message, “The Scintillating Word”, based on Hebrews 4:12-16 during a Chapel Gathering at Martin Chapel.

Do we trust the profoundly sparkling, flashing Word of God to reach the post-postmodern generation?  How well does it serve us in our own weakness?

Dr. Dawn is teaching fellow in spiritual theology at Regent College in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

“Trust…Where is God in the Worst?”

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

Seminary Spiritual Life Week speaker Mag Richer Smith grew up in Wauseon, Ohio.  She is a graduate of Goshen College and Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary.  Mag has just completed 30 years of pastoral ministry, having served congregations in Normal, Indianapolis, Lombard, IL and Iowa City.  For 27 years she has co-pastored with her husband, Bob Smith.  They have three adult children.

“Trust…Planting Seeds and Letting Go”

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

Seminary Spiritual Life Week speaker Mag Richer Smith grew up in Wauseon, Ohio.  She is a graduate of Goshen College and Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary.  Mag has just completed 30 years of pastoral ministry, having served congregations in Normal, Indianapolis, Lombard, IL and Iowa City.  For 27 years she has co-pastored with her husband, Bob Smith.  They have three adult children.

Fall Semester Opening Convocation

& Cross-Cultural Groups, Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

President Loren Swartzendruber addresses the campus community with the message, “Prepare to Serve and Lead,” followed by a sending blessing for the South Africa Cross Cultural group.

“Trust…Imagining the Impossible”

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

Seminary Spiritual Life Week speaker Mag Richer Smith grew up in Wauseon, Ohio.  She is a graduate of Goshen College and Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary.  Mag has just completed 30 years of pastoral ministry, having served congregations in Normal, Indianapolis, Lombard, IL and Iowa City.  For 27 years she has co-pastored with her husband, Bob Smith.  They have three adult children.

Seminary Convocation–Dr. Ervin Stuzman

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

Dr. Ervin Stutzman, Dean of the Seminary at EMU, welcomes students to EMS with his convocation address titled,  “Preparing to Serve and Lead in a Global context.”

2009 Commencement

& 2009 Commencement, Commencement, Faculty/Staff Speakers, Student Speakers.

EMU celebrates the University’s 91st Annual Commencement. Joyce Bontrager Lehman  of the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation offers the Commencement address, Opportunities are for Taking.  Bontrager Lehman began her career in international economic development with Mennonite Economic Development Associates.  From 2003-2007, she spent most of her time in Afghanistan working with the World bank, USAID and other bi-lateral donors to help establish and support a microfinance sector in that difficult post-conflict environment.