“Reflections on Ministry” – Christina Hershey and Adrienne Derstine

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Christina Hershey and Adrienne Derstine share reflections from their Ministry Inquiry Program experiences serving in Allentown, PA and Albuquerque, NM this past summer.

“Finding your footing in an upside-down world” – Linford Stutzman

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Grounded, University Chapels.

Grounded in Christ? In today’s world? Professor Linford Stutzman helps us explore finding your footing in an upside-down world. This chapel contributes to the Grounded in Christ chapel series inspired by Ephesians 3:14-21.

“What’s Love Got to Do With It?” (Part 2)

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Spiritual Life Week, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Hear sharing by Brian Simpson, Amanda Williams, and Daniel Showalter

“The Work of our Lifetimes” – Adam King

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary, Student Speakers.

“The Work of our Lifetimes” (Isaiah 65:17-25, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13)
EMS Worship Class members:
Adam King
Charlie Tinsley
Anna Efaw
Hillary Evans

“Laments for an Age of Sexualized Power: Discoveries in the Process of Art Making” – Jerry Holsopple

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Colloquium Series.

Dr. Jerry Holsopple, professor of visual and communication arts, shares on his 2015 sabbatical entitled: “Laments for an Age of Sexualized Power: Discoveries in the Process of Art Making.”

“What’s Love Got to Do With It?” (Part 1)

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Spiritual Life Week, Student Speakers.

Spiritual Renewal Week Chapel: A service including Biblical monologues, song, painting creation & the Alpha Omega Dancers.

Take Back The Night Seminary Chapel – “Stumbling In The Darkness” – Charlie Tinsley

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary, Student Speakers.

Take Back The Night Chapel – “Stumbling In The Darkness”

Members of Eastern Mennonite Seminary Community Council

“Reconciliation in a Broken World” – Dr. Katherine Bassard

& University Chapels.

Dr. Katherine Bassard addresses how to live out our ministry of reconciliation in a world that is increasingly polarized, divided and broken. This chapel is part of our ongoing Dialogue on Race and Diversity coordinated by the Black Student Union (BSU) and Multicultural and International Student Services (MISS).

Dr. Bassard is a recognized expert in African American Literature. She examines poetry, novels, speeches, sermons, and prayers by African American women from Maria W. Stewart to Zora Neale Hurston and Toni Morrison, discussing how such texts respond as a collective “literary witness” to the use of the Bible for purposes of social domination. Her recent publications include Spiritual Interrogations: Culture, Gender, and Community in Early African American Women’s Writing and Transforming Scriptures: African American Women Writers and the Bible. Dr. Bassard has received numerous awards and grants for her teaching and research efforts, including recognition by the Center for Teaching Excellence, Honor’s College, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, as well as from the Pew and Ford foundations. Holding degrees in English from Wake Forest University, VCU (MA), and Rutgers University (Ph.D.), Dr. Bassard has taught at the University of California Berkeley and since 1999 VCU, where she now serves as senior vice provost for faculty affairs.

“The Road to Someplace Beautiful” – Eric Kouns

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary.

“The Road to Someplace Beautiful” Luke 24: 13-35
Eric Kouns, Mennonite Pastor, Teacher, Seeker and EMS Alum.

“Service of Lament for Sexual Abuse” – Jerry Holsopple

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

The Sexuality Series continues with a Service of Lament for Sexual Abuse in Religious Contexts led by Jerry Holsopple, Professor of Visual and Communication Arts.