Tag Archives: seminary

Sale of Rustic Vacation Home Funds Seminary Scholarships

Mary Grace Brubaker Shenk learned a lesson early on from her father, who wasn’t allowed to attend high school while growing up in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Like most of his siblings, John Brubaker had to stay home to help on the family farm. John helped his youngest sister through nurse’s training, though, and when he ...More

Sharing the Breakfast Cake

Growing up in a family of 11, Michael A. King ’76, dean of Eastern Mennonite Seminary, learned quickly that survival went to “the fittest.” In this essay, he muses on how learning to give in com­munity, encouraged and inspired by his “soulfully generous” wife Joan, is an important contributor to one’s spiritual commitment to God’s ...More

Letter from the editor: believing in community, building our community

Talk about punching above your weight . . . Consider, EMU has never been large and still has just 900 traditional undergraduates enrolled, plus 600 other types of students (adult degree completion, master’s, seminary, etc.). This place is one-half the size of my old high school in Northern Virginia, and twenty-sixth the size of my ...More

It’s their home – helping inmates live outside walls

The twisting corridors and ad-hoc floor plan suggest a history of repeated additions and expansions to the Gemeinschaft Home, which once again is bursting at the seams. In late 2013, a closet-building campaign was launched to ensure the growing number of residents of the home – which helps former inmates find work and provides various therapeutic ...More

Former president Mumaw was “father” of Pleasant View

In the late 1960s, not long after John R. Mumaw had completed nearly two decades as EMU’s fourth president (1948-1965), he began to devote more attention to his concern for people with intellectual disabilities. This had been close to his heart since his great-nephew, Chester, was born with Down syndrome. Then moderator of the Virginia Mennonite Conference, ...More