In the fall of 1977, I was preparing to be a resident assistant in Northlawn residence hall. I needed to pick a Bible verse to be a theme for our hall. Thus it was that taped to each door were two construction paper foot prints and a name tag for each student, and the bulletin board at the end of the hall boldly proclaimed these words of the apostle Paul, from II Corinthians 5:7: “We walk by ...More
Answering a call, following a hunch, listening to your heart – four Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) students, each with a different way of expressing what they are heeding in their faith journey, will spend 11 weeks this summer exploring the ministry profession through the Ministry Inquiry Program (MIP).
The students are risin ...More
After more than six months of intensive construction work and a $2.2 million investment, the Roselawn renovation project at Eastern Mennonite University is complete. The former residence hall now houses departmental offices and several more classrooms on the revamped second and third floor. Its first floor, remodeled in 2012, continues to house the Intensive English Program.
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When 20-year-old Hanna Heishman arrived at her assigned church this summer in Philadelphia, she wondered if she would have anything to offer the congregation. “I was definitely intimidated,” she said. “Would I be accepted?”
Heishman, a junior majoring in peacebuilding and development at Eastern Mennonite Univ ...More
When popular Christian author and blogger Rachel Held Evans came to Eastern Mennonite University last week, one student cleared her schedule. First-year seminarian Lindsay Davis was at each of Evans’ appearances: morning chapel, an afternoon reading and discussion with an undergraduate Anabaptist Biblical Values class and an evening lecture.
Reprising themes she explores in her books, ...More
A group of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) students will begin summer internships with congregations throughout the U.S. as part of Mennonite Church USA‘s Ministry Inquiry Program (MIP).
Funded in part by Mennonite Church USA, the MIP gives students ...More
Bible students are different now than they were in the 1990s when Peter Dula was a student at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). Students now, says Dula, Bible and religion department chair, want to “experiment” with what it means to be church and “dig deep into the meaning of Anabaptism, ...More
Small groups, reflection, interaction, and artistic expression are usually words that describe a Sunday school class, not a church worship service. But at The Table, a new church located on EMU
Nearly 250 people – current students, former members, local church members gathered to celebrate 85 years of ministry, service and outreach through the Young People’s Christian Association Saturday, Oct. 14, at Eastern Mennonite University.