January 2013

“Jesus Makes a Way” – Joni Sancken

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

Dr. Joni Sancken, EMS Assistant Professor of Preaching and Practical Theology, preaches on the subject, “Jesus Makes a Way” from Luke 4:21-30. The entire campus community is invited to every chapel worship service on campus. Eastern Mennonite Seminary hosts chapel gatherings in Martin Chapel every Tuesday and Thursday; EMU Campus Ministries hosts chapel gatherings every Wednesday and Friday in… Read more »

“Eradicating child-slavery, advocating for children’s rights” – Jean-Robert Cadet

& University Chapels.

Peace Fellowship hosts Jean-Robert Cadet for a chapel forum. Jean-Robert Cadet, a former Haitian child-slave, is now working to eradicate child-slavery in his native country. Jean-Robert is an advocate for children’s rights all over the world – working closely with the UN multiple times to form anti-human-trafficking policies and statements, the US Congress, the… Read more »

“Abundant Life” – Steve Kriss

& Abundant Life, Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Living the abundant life means taking your questions to heart. Associate Director of Pastoral Studies for EMU’s STEP Program in Lancaster, PA, Steve Kriss is a pastor, student, teacher, and follower of Jesus living in Philadelphia. He’s studied communication and continues to write a column for Mennonite World Review frequently. As a pastor, Steve… Read more »

Inside Athletics: January 25, 2013

& University Chapels.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James jump right into the exciting activities of the past week, which includes men’s volleyball starting their season, track & field starting their second semester, and both basketball teams taking wins from rival Bridgewater. Then they tackle the hot topic of social media and student-athletes, from what… Read more »

“Plain and Frum: The Amish and Hasidim Compared as Folk Groups” – Simon Bronner

& University Colloquium Series.

Dr. Simon J. Bronner, distinguished university professor of American studies and Folklore at Penn State University, offers the January 2013 colloquium presentation. Dr. Bronner is an American folklorist, ethnologist, historian, educator and author. Dr. Bronner’s personal website includes links to his blog and other information.

MLK Day Forum – Shane Claiborne

& University Chapels.

Shane Claiborne wraps up the MLK Day of Service and Learning by relating  the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. to Christian faith and our contemporary culture. His presentation includes two video segments.  The first is available on the DVD Another World is Possible: Vol. 2. The second video is by Ben Cohen of Ben… Read more »

MLK Day Chapel – Shane Claiborne

& University Chapels.

Shane Claiborne kicks of the MLK Day of Service and Learning by relating the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. to Christian faith and our contemporary culture. Shane Claiborne is a bestselling author, prominent Christian activist, sought-after speaker and recovering sinner. With tears and laughter, Shane Claiborne unveils the tragic messes we’ve made of… Read more »

“North Korea” – Katharina Zellweger

& University Chapels.

Katharina Zellweger, a career international aid manager with over 30 years’ experience in the field in North Korea, Hong Kong, and China,speaks about the situation in North Korea. Zellweger lived and worked in Pyongyang, North Korea, for five years (2006-2011) as the North Korea country director for the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation… Read more »

“Undocumented and Unafraid: Personal Lessons from Community Organizing” – Isabel Castill

& University Chapels.

What does it mean to be an undocumented youth today in the United States? What is the significance of coming out and sharing your story? What avenues do pieces of legislation such as the DREAM Act provide for these youth and how can you lend your support? Isabel Castillo  shares her faith and life experiences… Read more »

Inside Athletics: January 18, 2013

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

This week, Dave reports directly from the NCAA annual convention being held in Grapevine, Texas.  Sue Kolb, women’s soccer coach and Assistant Athletic Director for Student Athlete Well-being, joins Dave in reporting on educational sessions they each attended as well as general observations about the annual convention. Issues of compliance, social media, fundraising and concussions… Read more »