EMU celebrates the University’s 91st Annual Commencement in this Baccalaureate Service. Dr. Lori Leaman, associate professor of education, addresses the community with her speech, “Knowing Whom, not What.”
Eastern Mennonite Seminary celebrates the Sixtieth Annual Commencement with an address by Willard M. Swartley, and Senior Class Salutation by John Michael Metzler. Swartley, Professor emeritus of New Testament at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, draws from John 15: 1-5, 8:-11, 16-17, and Galatians 5:22-23 for his Commencement Address.
The Spring semester nursing graduates celebrate the completion of their Nursing degrees in this traditional pinning ceremony. A few of the graduating Nurses share reflections of the past four years, and each graduate choses someone to pin them as nursing professor Laura Glick Yoder shares the graduate’s plans for the next phase in their life.
The returning Spring 2009 India Cross-cultural group shares reflections and adventures from their experiences abroad.
The returning Spring 2009 Guatemala Cross-cultural group shares reflections and adventures from their experiences in Central America.
Brian McLaren Speaks for the Augsburger Lecture Series in Seminary Chapel
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.
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”
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.
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.