“The Art of Following Jesus” – Sarah Payne

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary, Student Speakers.

Seminary student and artist Sarah Payne reflects on “The art of following Jesus,” drawing from John 21:15-23 and Matthew 16:24-28.

The entire campus community is invited to every chapel service on campus. Eastern Mennonite Seminary hosts chapel gatherings in Martin Chapel every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 11:00.

2014 C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest

& Student Speakers.

Five students participated in the 2014  C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest on March 28. Each speaker applied the Christian peace position to a contemporary concern in a short speech (8-10 min):

3:50Chris Parks, Dreaming a New America, Biblical Studies and Theater major from Philadelphia, PA

17:05–Seth Stauffer, The Danger of MCC’s own Single Story, Senior Peacebuilding and Development major from Lebanon, PA

27:40–Chris Yoder, The Scaffolding of our Existence, Senior Writing Studies major from Manheim, PA

38:25–Sara Caitlin Neubert, We’re not ugly, we just stink!, First-year Computer Science major from Fredericksburg, VA

49:22–Jordan Luther, Are Y’all Listening: An Apology, Junior Biblical Studies major from Martinsville, VA

2013 Speeches

2012 Speeches

Inside Athletics: March 28, 2014

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James gives some thoughts on the national topic of student-athletes being classified as employees.  The trickle-down ramifications of that decision seem endless, even at the D-III level.  They also give some thoughts on the spring sports seasons as they continue to deal with weather issues.

Inside Athletics is a weekly podcast hosted by Director of Athletics, Dave King. The podcast offers a synopsis of what is happening in EMU athletics, but also delves deeper into how athletics at EMU shapes lives and enhances college educations by positively impacting an athlete’s understanding of self, others, and God. Sports Information Director James De Boer is a regular guest with EMU coaches and athletes making appearances as well.

Loving Self to Love Neighbor – Esther Nafziger ’12

& "Love One Another", Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Come reflect on how the commandment “Love your neighbor as yourself” is a call to interconnectedness and not just selflessness. Looking at the commandment as an equation, with integral parts, how have we failed to emphasize loving ourselves in order to love our neighbors?

Esther Nafziger works as an admissions counselor. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking and baking, going out to eat with her husband, and traveling. She graduated from EMU in 2012 with a BA in English, licensure in secondary education, and a minor in writing studies.

“CIE Interfaith Forum: Part II” – Amir Akrami and Mark Thiessen Nation

& Center for Interfaith Engagement, Faculty/Staff Speakers.

Pluralism, Particularity & the Way to Peace, II: Why Do We — a Muslim & a Mennonite— Care About This?

A year ago the Center for Interfaith Engagement’s Visiting Muslim Scholar and theologian Dr. Amir Akrami and Mennonite theologian and Eastern Mennonite Seminary professor Dr. Mark Thiessen Nation engaged in a public discussion about Akrami’s pluralist approach to inter-faith relations and Nation’s particularist approach.

In this forum they will continue the conversation, beginning with a very brief summary of what was shared in their previous meeting. This time they will reflect directly on why they these issues matter to them. What does each of them believe is at stake in his pluralist/particularist approach to inter-faith relationships and peacemaking? What does each one see as (at least potentially) problematic or deficient in the approach of the other? And how would each express what it is that his approach has to offer to a pluralistic world as we negotiate how to live together in peace?

“Make Space for Ruth” – KrisAnne Swartley

& University Chapels.

KrisAnne Swartley, Minister for the Missional Journey,
Doylestown Mennonite Church, Dolystown, PA

KrisAnne (EMU  ’98) is on campus as a part of EMU’s visiting pastor program

The entire campus community is invited to every chapel worship service on campus.
Eastern Mennonite Seminary hosts chapel gatherings in Martin Chapel every Tuesday and Thursday; EMU Campus Ministries hosts chapel gatherings every Wednesday and Friday in Lehman Auditorium. Specifics and occasional changes are noted in individual chapel listings.

 

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Ryan Schaeffer

& Seminary, Seminary Senior Capstone, Student Speakers.

Ryan Schaeffer,
Epiclesis: What we say, What we mean

Students in the seminary’s Master of Divinity program complete Capstone Integration Projects across the two semesters of their senior year. During the fall semester, they negotiate with the professors in the Formation in Missional Leadership class the design of their projects. They then complete their projects in the spring, producing a final paper and making a public presentation.

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Clayton Payne

& Seminary, Seminary Senior Capstone, Student Speakers.

Clayton Payne,
Sacramentality in United Methodist Congregations: developing and reclaiming intentional faith practices in non-sacramental churches.

Students in the seminary’s Master of Divinity program complete Capstone Integration Projects across the two semesters of their senior year. During the fall semester, they negotiate with the professors in the Formation in Missional Leadership class the design of their projects. They then complete their projects in the spring, producing a final paper and making a public presentation.

“Voices for Peace” – C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

In this chapel sampler, consider various perspectives on peace as students offer portions of their speeches for the C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical contest.  The speeches will be given in their entirety on Friday, March 28 at 7 p.m. in Martin Chapel (Seminary Building).

Jordan Luther “Are Y’all Listening?: An Apology”

Chris Yoder “The Scaffolding of our Existence”

Chris Parks “Dreaming a New America”

Sara Caitlin Neubert “We’re not ugly, we just stink!”

Seth Stauffer “The Danger of MCC’s own Single Story”

Inside Athletics: March 21, 2014

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James talk about which teams are busy on the recruiting trails right now and also how all the snow and postponements this spring affects the players.  And any podcast this time of year without some bracket talk wouldn’t be complete, so they jump in a little.

Inside Athletics is a weekly podcast hosted by Director of Athletics, Dave King. The podcast offers a synopsis of what is happening in EMU athletics, but also delves deeper into how athletics at EMU shapes lives and enhances college educations by positively impacting an athlete’s understanding of self, others, and God. Sports Information Director James De Boer is a regular guest with EMU coaches and athletes making appearances as well.