Departmental Chapels: Sciences

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

On Wednesday, January 28, 2015, instead of gathering in Lehman Auditorium for University Chapel, various academic departments held their own smaller gatherings in their own spaces scattered across campus.

The Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences, and Psychology gathered in Science Center classroom 104 for some singing and personal reflections by Greg Koop and Dee Weikle.

Prayer for Christian Unity

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary.

Chapel Gathering in the Seminary incorporates an order of worship jointly prepared by a group of representatives from different parts of Brazil for The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and The Commission on Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches.  This service joins the annual celebration in the Northern Hemisphere of the recent week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

“Running with Shackles” – Jolee Paden

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Chapel opens with a video and then Jolee Paden, undergraduate junior and pastoral assistant, teaches on Running with Shackles. Jolee also spoke in chapel on November 1, 2013.

Her book Spiritual Runner, a devotional guide, can be purchased online.

“The Morality of Socially Responsible Investing” – Jared Peifer

& University Colloquium Series.

Dr. Jared Peifer offers the monthly University Colloquium presentation on “The Morality of Socially Responsible Investing.” Peifer is Assistant
Professor of Management at the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch
College in New York.  He is an economic sociologist who has done
significant research on the economics and sociology of socially
responsible investing.

(Please note that his slides can be downloaded by clicking on the “download” link following “eBook” above)

“Parable of Workers in the Vineyard” – Duane Yoder

& Parables, University Chapels.

Parables – everyday stories that invite us to confront our worldview, sense of self and God, without providing easy answers. Join Duane Yoder, Pastor at Lindale Mennonite Church, as he teaches the Parable of Workers in the Vineyard, from Matthew 20. Parables is the campus ministry theme for the year.

SLT Opening Keynote: “Fear and Courage in a Tiny Church: Reflections on Life in a Small Parish” – Lauren Winner

& School for Leadership Training, Seminary.

Lauren Winner has written of her personal faith journey and is familiar with the issues raised by the School for leadership Training theme of A Church for All Generations in an Age of “Nones”. She opens the 2015 SLT  by addressing the intersections and challenges of these two in her keynote, “Fear and Courage in a Tiny Church: Reflections on Life in a Small Parish.” Lauren Winner is a historian, author and lecturer and Assistant Professor of Christian Spirituality at Duke Divinity School.

MLK, Jr. Celebration Chapel – Dr. Nikitah Okembe-RA Imani

& University Chapels.

MLK, Jr. Celebration Chapel features the Rev. Dr. Nikitah Okembe-RA Imani preaching on There’s Power in the Blood.

Dr. Nikitah Okembe-RA Imani is the professor and chair of the Department of Black Studies. Before joining the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2012, he taught Sociology and African Studies at James Madison University. Dr. Imani earned Doctorate and Masters of Arts degrees in Sociology and a Masters of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Florida. Dr. Imani is on the editorial board for two journals, Critical Sociology and the Journal of Racial Pedagogy.

Chapel Gathering: Civil Disobedience/Divine Obedience: Jesus & MLK’s vision of the Beloved Community

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary.

Civil Disobedience/Divine Obedience: Jesus and MLK’s vision of the Beloved Community – A sermon based on Mark 1:4-11, Anton Flores-Maisonet examines the baptism of Jesus as a defining moment when Christ modeled the call for his followers to consider the cost involved in building the Beloved Community.

Glimpses of Conversion: The immigrants’ rights movement in Georgia – Anton Flores-Maisonet

& University Chapels.

A goal of Gospel nonviolence is not just to secure justice but to also convert the “enemy” of those who suffer injustice. Through captivating story-telling, Anton Flores-Maisonet shares glimpses of when loving nonviolence has brought about glimpses of conversion in the immigrants’ rights movement in Georgia.