January 2017

“Love the One You’re With” – David Evans

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

David Evans, Assistant Professor of History, Mission, Intercultural and Interfaith Studies, leads the Seminary Chapel Gathering in conversation about “neighboring” others, using the parable of the Good Samaritan.

“Stories on Being Grounded” – Paul Yoder ’06, ’11

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Grounded, University Chapels.

Paul Yoder, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, shares personal stories and reflections on finding God and clarifying our roots in the midst of transition contributing to the chapel and campus ministries Grounded theme. ——- Paul J. Yoder is an assistant professor of teacher education. Paul earned his Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction with a… Read more »

“But wait, what does it mean?” – Rebekah Nolt

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

Rebekah Nolt, Artist and EMS student, offers reflections on being an artist and then guides Chapel Gathering participants through a Visio Divina: Leaning into the questions and discovering meaning in the artwork before them. You may choose to listen to Rebekah’s guiding voice as you choose a piece of art with which to engage.

“A Mennonite at the Pentagon: Human Security in an Age of Terror” – Lisa Schirch

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Lisa Schirch , Research Professor at CJP, reflects on A Mennonite at the Pentagon: Human Security in an Age of Terror. ——- Dr. Lisa Schirch is North American Research Director for the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research, Senior Policy Advisor with the Alliance for Peacebuilding, and Research Professor at the Center… Read more »

“Demand and Willingness-to-Pay for Bednets in Tanzania: Results from a Choice” – Chris Gingrich

& University Colloquium Series.

Dr. Chris Gingrich, professor of economics, shares on his 2015-16 sabbatical entitled: “Demand and Willingness-to-Pay for Bednets in Tanzania: Results from a Choice Experiment.” Dr. Gingrich discusses his research on mosquito nets as a malaria prevention method in Africa.  His research has important implications for public health policy as well as for theories of… Read more »

“Grounded” – Marci Frederick

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Grounded, University Chapels.

Marci Frederick, EMU Director of Libraries, further develops the chapel and campus ministries theme Grounded inspired by Ephesians 3:14-21. ——- Marci began as Hartzler Library Director in 2015. She holds an M. L. I. S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and additional Master’s degrees in Philosophy (Institute for Christian Studies) and American History (University… Read more »

“What’s So Good about this Samaritan?: A Christian Ethic for Navigating Power and Difference” – Christena Cleveland and Drew Hart

& School for Leadership Training.

For the opening plenary of the School for Leadership Training, Christena Cleveland and Drew Hart explore the Good Samaritan story. They  consider how Jesus told this unsettling narrative which exposed and confronted how power and difference were organizing people’s lives. They guide us into a reflection on the ethical implications for our own lives… Read more »

Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration chapel – Rev. Dr. Chinita Richardson

& University Chapels.

Join the celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through praise and worship featuring the Eastern Mennonite University Gospel Choir and Meechy Jay. Rev. Dr. Chinita Richardson, Pastor of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (Harrisonburg) ——- Chinita Richardson, born in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, the oldest of four children… Read more »

MLK Chapel Reading Circles: Engaging the Sermons & Speeches of Rev. Dr. MLK, Jr.

& University Chapels.

Seven reading circle options were available around campus during chapel to read through the speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This recording is from the group that met in University Commons 201 (President’s Reception Room) – Letter from Birmingham Jail – led by Celeste Thomas – a letter written while in solitary confinement… Read more »

Opening Convocation: “Ringing in a New Year, a New Era”- Dr. Susan Schultz Huxman

& Cross-Cultural Groups, Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Gather as a campus community for an address on Ringing in a New Year, a New Era from incoming President Susan Schultz Huxman. Toward the close of the service, there will be a time of sending for the Cross-Cultural Seminar groups soon departing for Guatemala-Colombia and the Middle East. We will also be ringing… Read more »