“Faithful Sexuality in an Age of Porn” – Ken L. Nafziger

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

The Sexuality Series continues with Dr. Ken L. Nafziger addressing Faithful Sexuality in an Age of Porn. As a psychologist who both practiced and trained doctoral students, Dr. Nafziger addresses questions about porn such as – Is it a form of safe sex? How does porn affect the brain, erectile dysfunction and real sex? Is porn the norm for more exciting sex? Since BDSM emphasizes consent, is it good? Examples from composites of real life clients will make this relevant for both males and females.

“”Pray for Our Kings–Our Rulers (and Remember to Ask Why)” – Mark Thiessen Nation”

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Faculty/Staff Speakers, Seminary.

Mark Thiessen Nation, EMS Professor of Theology, offers a Seminary Chapel Gathering address entitled, “Pray for Our Kings—Our Rulers (and Remember to Ask Why)” Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 and 1 Timothy 2:1-7.

“Our Shared Journey Toward Healing” – Tony and Becky Brenneman

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Gather with Tony and Becky as they reflect on their shared journey of experiencing a hiking accident, serious injuries and the healing journey.

“Embodiment, Ethics and Christian Athletics” – Scott Strednak Singer

& University Colloquium Series.

Scott Strednak Singer, doctoral student at Temple University, shares a presentation entitled:“Embodiment, Ethics and Christian Athletics”

Scott is a PhD candidate in religious studies at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. His doctoral research focuses on American evangelicalism and athletics in the late 20th century, highlighting the way evangelical communities use athletic performances as a means of teaching Christian masculinity to young men. Scott is currently teaching undergraduate religious studies in the greater D.C. area.

“Queer and Christian?” – Safe Space Storytellers

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

EMU Safe Space storytellers Matt Naugle and Dallas Hetrick reflect on their personal experiences of wrestling with God, faith and the Church. Poetry from Becoming Hallowed by Haley Brooks, Goshen College student, is also read.

“Leaning into the Dark” – Brian Martin Burkholder

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Faculty/Staff Speakers, Seminary.

Brian Martin Burkholder, Campus Ministries Director, University Campus Pastor, and Spiritual Director, speaks in Seminary Chapel Gathering

“Leaning into the Dark” (Exodus 14:5-12, Mark 15:16-34)

Homecoming Worship Service 2016

& Homecoming.

Ken J. Nafziger and the EMU Chamber Singers lead this service of worship during Homecoming 2016 in which this year’s Alumni Award recipients reflect on Micah 6:8.

He has told you, O mortal, what is good;
    and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
    and to walk humbly with your God?

“A capella Voices Unite” – Homecoming 2016

& Homecoming.

Enjoy the rich sounds of alumni vocal groups Shekinah, Good Company, Bellaccord, and current student group, Emulate, under the direction of Dr. Ryan Keebaugh, assistant professor of music.

Homecoming Chapel: “Incarnational Presence: being with those in need” – 2016 Alumni Award Recipients

& Homecoming, University Chapels.

2016 EMU Distinguished Service Award recipients share from their service and leadership roles engaging therapy work with distressed families and individuals at Gould Farm for the past 35 years. 2016 Young Alum of the Year recipient, shares about her work in through video. Emulate offers several musical selections.

“How Embracing a New Culture Influences and Shapes Your Life” – Aaron Kauffman

& University Chapels.

Latino Student Alliance guides the campus community in celebrating Latino Heritage Month.

Aaron Kauffman, president of Virginia Mennonite Missions, speaks on the theme: How Embracing a New Culture Influences and Shapes your Life. Carol Snell-Feikema leads in singing.