This week Dave’s special guest is Adam Posey a senior captain of the baseball team and this year’s recipient of the President’s Award. The award is given the male and female senior athlete who has most exemplified the values of the athletic department during their career through academic achievement, athletic contribution, Chrisian commitment, leadership, campus involvement and service. Adam’s story reflects the purpose of EMU athletics, impacting and shaping his life through baseball. From criticism and cynicism of EMU and the athletic program to one of leadership on the field and pride in EMU, Adam recounts both the difficult times and the experiences that will carry him into post college life.
Explore the meaning and symbols of Passover and the Seder Meal with Rabbi Niles Goldstein, visiting Jewish scholar, prior to the invitation by campus pastors into the symbolism of bread and cup in what has come to be called Holy Communion for many Christians.
Niles Goldstein is a rabbi and the award-winning author of nine books. He was the spiritual leader of The New Shul in Manhattan for over a decade, and he is currently the visiting Jewish scholar at EMU’s Center for Interfaith Engagement. Rabbi Goldstein is published widely in newspapers and magazines throughout the country, including Newsweek, the Los Angeles Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Sun-Times, and the Huffington Post. He speaks frequently at universities and churches across the United States.
In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James recap some of the exciting off-the-field events from the past couple of weeks, which include the hiring of a new women’s soccer coach and a reception to honor the women’s basketball team. James also digs into the final two weeks of the regular season, looking at how our teams have been playing and what the days leading up to the ODAC Tournament look like.
Inside Athletics is a weekly podcast hosted by Director of Athletics, Dave King. The podcast offers a synopsis of what is happening in EMU athletics, but also delves deeper into how athletics at EMU shapes lives and enhances college educations by positively impacting an athlete’s understanding of self, others, and God. Sports Information Director James De Boer is a regular guest with EMU coaches and athletes making appearances as well.
Several seniors reflect on their faith and/or spiritual journey related to their experiences at EMU and the university mission, vision and values. Music and dance also feature seniors and the campus pastors offer a blessing for all graduating seniors.
Amanda Chandler, Theater & History
Andrea De Avila Balboa, Bible and Religion & Psychology
Jonathan Burkholder, History
Hannah Tissue, Nursing
Senior Amanda Chandler, Theater & History, reflects on her faith journey related to her experiences at EMU and the university mission, vision and values.
Maria and Lindsay share their presentation from the Women Doing Theology conference, how Julian of Norwich used metaphors of God as Mother and God as servant to challenge the language and images used for God in her time, and how today, we can learn to apply these images to create a more holistic and inclusive community.