Seminary Spring Convocation: “Like an endless falling”

& University Chapels.

Interim Dean of the Seminary, Dr. Sara Wenger Shenk, Delivers the Seminary Spring Convocation address, “Like an endless falling.”

Opening Convocation: Called to Serve and Lead

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

The Campus Community gathers to hear President Loren Swartzendruber open spring semester with the convocation address, “Called to Serve and Lead.”  The scripture reference is Matthew 20:25-28. The gathered community also commissions and sends the India and Guatemala/U.S.-Mexico Border cross-cultural seminar groups at the close of the service.

Cross-cultural Chapel: South Africa & Lesotho

& University Chapels.

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

New Possibilities for Life after EMU – Tom & Christine Sine

& Spiritual Life Week, University Chapels.

As part of Spiritual Life Week, Tom & Christine Sine, founders of Mustard Seed Associates in Seattle, Washington, offer possibilities for faithful living. Several Students and Staff also share their own creative ideas.

Each year, the campus ministries department presents Spiritual Life Week, an engaging series of events that facilitate deepening faith in Jesus Christ. This Fall, Tom and Christine Sine lead this special week with the theme “Following Jesus with Our Lives”

The Sines have worked together for years to help individuals and organizations, both Christian and secular, face change and make creative responses to the challenges of the 21st century. They also help persons and organizations develop a more holistic theology of mission.

“Reimagining the Church for Changing Times,” Tom and Christine Sine

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

Tom & Christine Sine, founders of Mustard Seed Associates in Seattle, Washington, begin a conversation in the Seminary Chapel Gathering, offering possibilities for faithful living during their presence on campus for EMU Spiritual Life Week.

Each year, the campus ministries department presents Spiritual Life Week, an engaging series of events that facilitate deepening faith in Jesus Christ. This Fall, Tom and Christine Sine lead this special week with the theme “Following Jesus with Our Lives”

The Sines have worked together for years to help individuals and organizations, both Christian and secular, face change and make creative responses to the challenges of the 21st century. They also help persons and organizations develop a more wholistic theology of mission.

Is There Life after EMU? – Tom & Christine Sine

& Spiritual Life Week, University Chapels.

Tom & Christine Sine, founders of Mustard Seed Associates in Seattle, Washington, offer possibilities for faithful living for Spiritual Life Week.

Each year, the campus ministries department presents Spiritual Life Week, an engaging series of events that facilitate deepening faith in Jesus Christ. This Fall, Tom and Christine Sine lead this special week with the theme “Following Jesus with Our Lives”

The Sines have worked together for years to help individuals and organizations, both Christian and secular, face change and make creative responses to the challenges of the 21st century. They also help persons and organizations develop a more wholistic theology of mission.

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.