Interpretation and its Fates: Clinic and Culture

We may not find it difficult to view interpretation as a way of making sense, but it may be more challenging to realize what else it may be. If “the age of interpretation is behind us,” as Jacques-Alain Miller has claimed, then what could it look like? What if interpretation has more than meaning....

“Equipping the Called and Sent Community” – Dr. Darrell Guder

Dr. Darrell Guder, visiting scholar of missiology, shares reflections on his faith and call story as it relates to his understanding of Christian mission. He is the primary resource person for Mission & Service Day. — Dr. Darrell Guder is the Henry Winters Luce Professor of Missional and Ecumenical Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary.....

“The Disciples’ Vocation” – Dr. Darrell Guder

“The Disciples’ Vocation” Seminary Spiritual Life Week Begins – In collaboration with Virginia Mennonite Conference, Virginia Mennonite Missions, Eastern Mennonite University and Eastern Mennonite Seminary, Dr. Darrell Guder, Princeton Theological Seminary’s Henry Winters Luce Professor of Missional and Ecumenical Theologies the guest speaker.

“From the halls of EMS to the halls of Washington” – Rachelle Lyndaker Schlabach

“From the halls of EMS to the halls of Washington” Rachelle Lyndaker Schlabach, Director of Mennonite Central Committee’s US Washington Office and an EMS alumna shares from Matthew 10: 16-20.

“Life from Brokenness” -Jolee Paden

Jesus says, “I am the resurrection and the life.” Senior Jolee Paden, Pastoral Assistant, explores the suffering that seeks our defeat while God wants it redeemed for His glory. She explores the story of Lazarus and the implications for our lives today as we have the opportunity to rise to new life. This chapel....

“Reliving Our Traditions” – Carlos Galvan Alemán

Reviviendo Nuestras Tradiciones – Latino Heritage Month Dr. Carlos Galvan Alemán, associate professor of Communication Studies at James Madison University, reflects on contemporary communication of Latino identities, and what it might mean to re-live the traditions of our families and cultures. Senior Alicia Ygarza opens chapel with a vocal solo and poet Marjorie Agosin....

The Weight of Transgenerational Trauma – Dr. Marjorie Agosin

“Transgenerational trauma” is trauma that is transferred from the first generation of trauma survivors to the second and further generations of offspring of the survivors via complex post-traumatic stress disorder mechanisms. The descendant of Russian and Austrian Jews who perished in the Pogrom and the Holocaust, Dr. Marjorie Agosin’s family escaped from Vienna, Austria....

“Prayers of Lament…Refugees are We” – Ahmed Tarik, Jordan Detwiler-Michelson, Myriam Aziz

In Chapel Gathering at Eastern Mennonite Seminary, three students in the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding program at EMU reflect on their experiences in Syria and offer a personal context through which to understand some of the current refugee crisis in the region.

University Colloquium – Dr. Annmarie Early

Annmarie Early, Professor of Counseling at EMU,  opens this year’s Colloquium Series with, “The Wisdom of Native Healing Practices.”  

“Who do you say that I am?” -Brian Martin Burkholder

Jesus asks, “Who do you say that I am?” . This compelling and relevant question is being offered by campus ministries this year. University Campus Pastor Brian Martin Burkholder preaches on this text walking us all into consider our response to Jesus asking “Who do you say that I am?