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Konrad Wert, a.k.a. Possessed by Paul James, draws spotlight from Billboard charts, NPR and NY Times before returning (yet again) to EMU

It was 1994 when Konrad Wert ’01 arrived at Eastern Mennonite University for the first time, and he didn’t stay long. Iffy about college from the start, he left after his freshman year for a voluntary service term in Washington D.C. Once that ended, he returned to EMU, stayed a bit, then departed again to volunteer in California. A yo-yo pattern was developing. “I just didn ...More


Mennonite professor and Israeli philosopher debate pacifism, violence and resistance to evil

In front of a packed audience at the Common Grounds coffeehouse, an Israeli philosopher and a Mennonite theologian sat down to debate the ethics of pacifism and violence, approaching the issue from an unconventional angle: Is it unethical not to use violence as a last resort to resist evil? Moshe Shner, a professor of Jewish ph ...More

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Bible Students Explore Emerging Church, Set Future Foundation

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

Peace Lecturer Questions Need of World War II

Article courtesy Bluffton University BLUFFTON, Ohio—The necessity of World War II isn’t as clear-cut as widely believed, Bluffton University’s Keeney Peace Lecturer told a campus audience Oct. 25. ...More

EMU Staff Relish Weekly Programs on WEMC Radio

They are three men on a mission – seeking to serve up an appetizing smorgasbord of eclectic music that may otherwise not hit the local radio airwaves. John L. Horst, Ted Grimsrud and Jim Bishop produce and host w ...More

Profs to Lead Forum on ‘Homosexuality’

Ted Grimsrud Mark Thiessen Nation The book is availa ...More

Professors Co-Author Book on Homosexuality

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Prominent Philosopher to Speak on ‘Justice’

Nicholas Wolterstorff Nicholas Wolterstorff, professor emeritus of philosophy at Yale University and currently a visiting professor at the University of Virginia, will give two lectures on "justice" Thursday, Nov. 13, at Martin Chapel of the seminary buildi ...More

Mennonite Professors Gather in Harrisonburg

At the fourth annual conference of Mennonite higher-education faculty – held this year for the first time at EMU – two keynote speakers approached the theme, “Creation, Christ and the Classroom,” from opposite perspectives, theological and temporal. They spoke Aug. 8-9 to about 45 faculty, plus several graduate students, from schools including Kansas’ Beth ...More

Bible Prof Cited for Article

Ted Grimsrud Ted Grimsrud, associate professor of Bible and religion and justice, peace and conflict studies at Eastern Mennonite University, w ...More