MC USA announces convention worship plans, morning Bible study

Shannon W. Dycus, dean of students at EMU, is chairing the worship planning committee for this summer's MennoCon2. EMU alumni among the participants include Seth Thomas Crissman '09, member of the Walking Roots Band who will lead the worship band, and Jon Carlson MDiv '21. https://anabaptistworld.org/mc-usa-announces-convention-worship-plans-morning-bible-study/ ... read more about MC USA announces convention worship plans, morning Bible study

Kate Baer Is Speaking Truth. From Her Minivan.

Since the pandemic, the 35-year-old mother of four has been working from the Panera parking lot, sitting in her Honda minivan with her laptop propped against the steering wheel, attempting to catch a Wi-Fi signal. Baer wore triple layers, parked in the sun and occasionally blasted the heat to keep her fingers from getting numb. It was there that she wrote “What Kind of Woman,” a poetry collection that topped the New York Times best-seller list for paperback trade fiction when Harper Perennial released it late last year. It was her first piece of paid writing. ... read more about Kate Baer Is Speaking Truth. From Her Minivan. from DNYUZ

EMU tapped for mediators by American Shakespeare Company

After a pressure-packed year of putting on classical performances in the midst of a pandemic, and facing festering tensions over his treatment of actors and staff, Ethan McSweeny has resigned as artistic director of American Shakespeare Center, the Staunton, Va., company announced Friday. Rodney Young, chairman of the 20-member board of trustees, told the Washington Post that mediators were brought in from EMU to aid in improving trust and communications after the split. ... read more about EMU tapped for mediators by American Shakespeare Company from Washington Post

Alum ‘shaped by war and people of peace’: From farm worker to university professor

Lee Roy Berry Jr. — an attorney in Goshen, Indiana, and a retired Goshen (Indiana) College professor — tells about how Mennonites and the Civil War made it possible for him to move beyond working the fields as a migrant farm worker. This is an abridged version of a chapel presentation for Mennonite Mission Network. ... read more about Alum ‘shaped by war and people of peace’: From farm worker to university professor from Mennonite Mission Network