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‘Emergent church’ theologian Peter Rollins brings provocative message to EMU

There is a scene in the 1993 movie Cool Runnings in which, on the eve of the Jamaican bobsled team’s improbable shot at Winter Olympics glory, the team’s coach – a disgraced former bobsledder stripped of a gold medal for cheating – offers a bit of final advice to his unlikely protégé. “A gold medal is a wonderful thing,” the coach says. “But if you’re not enough without ...More

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Irish theological writer sure to provoke thought, maybe controversy, with EMU presentations

A Belfast-born writer who has excited many Jesus followers in the emergent church movement and disquieted many others will be sharing his provocative thoughts at four Eastern Mennonite University venues tomorrow (Sept. 24). The titles of Peter Rollins’ books offer clues to his stream of thought: • The Idolatry of God: Breaking Our Addiction to Certainty and Satisfaction (2013) ...More

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Faith, Hope and Love the Focus of Spiritual Life Week

Faith. Hope. Love. Those three words will be the center of discussion for Ted Swartz ’89, MACL ’92 of Ted & Company, during Spiritual Life Week at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), Oct. 30-Nov. 2. “Ted combines a love of the Bible with outrageous humor and fresh perspective,” says ...More

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Former Air Force Officer to Remember King

A former officer in the U.S. Air Force, Glen Guyton, will anchor Eastern Mennonite University’s commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. At a Jan. 12, 8:30 p.m., Common Grounds Coffeehouse, Guyton’s topic will be “Contentiously Mennonite: My Journeys in Anabaptism.” At a ...More

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“Ubuntu” Abounds in South Africa Chapel

The sounds of the vuvuzela and dancing and yelling learned in South Africa found their way to university chapel as Eastern Mennonite University students regaled the campus community about their cross-cultural adventure. The group of 26 was led by Harlan de Bru ...More

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Music, Theater Combine in Christmas Chapel

The Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) music and theater departments will ring in the Christmas season with a university chapel centered around “Mary’s Child,” Monday, Dec. 12, at 4:30 p.m., in Lehman Auditorium. “We offer this chapel as a gift to the campus and greater community as an expression of the faithfulness and transforming love of God,” said Brian ...More

Sex Receives Attention at EMU

Sexuality will be the focus of public lectures at Eastern Mennonite University on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 20-21. Keith Graber Miller, professor of Bible, religion and philosophy at Goshen (Ind.) College, will open the series 11 a.m. Tuesday with a Seminary Chapel presentation entitled “Sexuality: God’s Gift.” At 8 p.m. that day, he will focus on “Seeki ...More

Goshen Prof to Address ‘Sexuality’ Theme in Chapels

Keith Graber Miller, professor of Bible, religion and philosophy at Goshen College Keith Graber Miller, professor of Bible, religion and philosophy at Goshen (Ind.) College, will speak Wednesday and Thursday ...More