Cross-cultural Chapel: India

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

The returning Spring 2009 India Cross-cultural group shares reflections and adventures from their experiences abroad.

Cross-cultural Chapel: Guatemala

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

The returning Spring 2009 Guatemala Cross-cultural group shares reflections and adventures from their experiences in Central America.

Brian McLaren in Seminary Chapel

& Augsburger Lecture Series, Chapel Gathering in the Seminary.

Brian McLaren Speaks for the Augsburger Lecture Series in Seminary Chapel

Everything Must Change: Jesus’ Gospel – Today’s Global Crisis:Brian McLaren

& Augsburger Lecture Series, University Chapels.

Brian McLaren speaks on “Everything Must Change: Jesus’ Gospel & Today’s Global Crisis” for the Augsburger Lecture Series.  McLaren is an author, speaker, pastor, and networker among innovative Christian leaders, thinkers, and activists.

He is a frequent guest on television, radio, and news media programs. He has appeared on many broadcasts including Larry King Live, Religion and Ethics Newsweekly, and Nightline. His work has also been covered in Time (where he was listed as one of American’s 25 most influential evangelicals), Christianity Today, Christian Century, the Washington Post, and many other print media.

Born in 1956, he graduated from University of Maryland with degrees in English (BA, summa cum laude, 1978, and MA, in 1981). His academic interests included Medieval drama, Romantic poets, modern philosophical literature, and the novels of Dr. Walker Percy. In 2004, he was awarded a Doctor of Divinity Degree (honoris causa) from Carey Theological Seminary in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Voices for Peace

& Student Speakers.

Seven undergraduate students speak out for peace in the context of contemporary issues.

  • Grant Sprunger, “Between a Rock and a Prostitute”
  • Ethan Zook, “Called to Minister to ‘The Least of These’”
  • Brianna Oelschlager, “Basic Needs as the Basis for Peace”
  • John Tyson, “Ceaseless Generosity: Economics, Peace, and Plenitude”
  • Laura Cattell, “Structural Violence in the U.S. Education System”
  • Nathan kauffman, “An Easter Grand Strategy”
  • Barry Landis, “Your Piece of Peace”

Reasoning Together: A Conversation on Homosexuality

& Faculty/Staff Speakers.

Ted Grimsrud and Mark Thiessen Nation, two theologians and EMU professors, argue both sides of one of the issues vexing the postmodern church: homosexuality. They engage in respectful yet passionate give-and-take over the differences between them as well as areas of agreement and consensus.  Ted & Mark’s recently released book, Reasoning Together: A Conversation on Homosexuality, is available in the EMU bookstore.  This event is sponsored by campus ministries.

The Spirituality of the Cell Phone

& School for Leadership Training.

In this evening lecture presentation sponsored by EMU Campus Ministries, Shane Hipps offers “The Spirituality of the Cell Phone.” This presentation explores the hidden spirituality of the digital age, the way it shapes community, and what we can do about it.

For God So Loved the World – Lee Snyder

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

In this Spring Semester Opening Convocation, Interim Provost, Dr. Lee Snyder addresses the campus community based on Genesis 1, John 1:1-5 and John 3:16-17.  Convocation closes with a time of sending for the India and Guatemala Cross-cultural seminar groups.

Cross-cultural Chapel: Spain & Morocco

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

The cross-cultural group shares reflections on learning in Spain & Morocco.

Seminary Spiritual Life Week – The Selfless Way of Christ 3

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

Leonard Dow is pastor of Oxford Circle Mennonite Church in Philadelphia, PA. Leonard is a 1986 graduate of Eastern Mennonite University. In the third chapel of the Seminary’s Spiritual Life Week, he presents The temptation of Excess (Power and the Spectacular).