2014 C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest

Five students participated in the 2014  C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest on March 28. Each speaker applied the Christian peace position to a contemporary concern in a short speech (8-10 min): 3:50–Chris Parks, Dreaming a New America, Biblical Studies and Theater major from Philadelphia, PA 17:05–Seth Stauffer, The Danger of MCC’s own Single....

Inside Athletics: March 28, 2014

In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James gives some thoughts on the national topic of student-athletes being classified as employees.  The trickle-down ramifications of that decision seem endless, even at the D-III level.  They also give some thoughts on the spring sports seasons as they continue to deal with weather issues.

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Loving Self to Love Neighbor – Esther Nafziger ’12

Come reflect on how the commandment “Love your neighbor as yourself” is a call to interconnectedness and not just selflessness. Looking at the commandment as an equation, with integral parts, how have we failed to emphasize loving ourselves in order to love our neighbors? Esther Nafziger works as an admissions counselor. In her free....

“CIE Interfaith Forum: Part II” – Amir Akrami and Mark Thiessen Nation

Pluralism, Particularity & the Way to Peace, II: Why Do We — a Muslim & a Mennonite— Care About This? A year ago the Center for Interfaith Engagement’s Visiting Muslim Scholar and theologian Dr. Amir Akrami and Mennonite theologian and Eastern Mennonite Seminary professor Dr. Mark Thiessen Nation engaged in a public discussion about....

“Make Space for Ruth” – KrisAnne Swartley

KrisAnne Swartley, Minister for the Missional Journey, Doylestown Mennonite Church, Dolystown, PA KrisAnne (EMU  ’98) is on campus as a part of EMU’s visiting pastor program 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....

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Ryan Schaeffer

Ryan Schaeffer, Epiclesis: What we say, What we mean Students in the seminary’s Master of Divinity program complete Capstone Integration Projects across the two semesters of their senior year. During the fall semester, they negotiate with the professors in the Formation in Missional Leadership class the design of their projects. They then complete their....

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Clayton Payne

Clayton Payne, Sacramentality in United Methodist Congregations: developing and reclaiming intentional faith practices in non-sacramental churches. Students in the seminary’s Master of Divinity program complete Capstone Integration Projects across the two semesters of their senior year. During the fall semester, they negotiate with the professors in the Formation in Missional Leadership class the design....

“Voices for Peace” – C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest

In this chapel sampler, consider various perspectives on peace as students offer portions of their speeches for the C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical contest.  The speeches will be given in their entirety on Friday, March 28 at 7 p.m. in Martin Chapel (Seminary Building). Jordan Luther “Are Y’all Listening?: An Apology” Chris Yoder “The....

Inside Athletics: March 21, 2014

In this week’s “Inside Athletics” podcast, Dave and James talk about which teams are busy on the recruiting trails right now and also how all the snow and postponements this spring affects the players.  And any podcast this time of year without some bracket talk wouldn’t be complete, so they jump in a little.

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“Women Doing Theology” – Alexa Short, Emily Hodges, Alyssa Weaver, and Andrea de Avila

Alexa Short, Emily Hodges, Alyssa Weaver, and Andrea de Avila, hosted by Nancy Heisey and Carmen Schrock-Hurst, share reflections from their recent involvement in the Women Doing Theology conference. One goal of conference organizers was to reflect on God, academically, relationally, prayerfully, actively and also contemplatively, from the multitude of contexts from which participants....