Washington Community Scholars’ Center (WCSC)

Students from the Washington Community Scholars’ Center (WCSC) report on their experiences in the capital city.

“Praying in the Wilderness” – Rebekah Nolt

EMS student Rebekah Nolt speaks in Chapel Gathering at Eastern Mennonite Seminary  drawing on Matthew 3:13-4:11.

Seminary Capstone Presentation: Julie Nitzsche

Julie Nitzsche, “Becoming an Intergenerational Community of Faith” 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 projects in the....

Seminary Capstone Presentation: Andrea Yoder

Andrea Yoder, “Why did you come and why have you stayed?  Examining the role and efficacy of seminary training in light of the current, broad ‘Church Climate’” 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....

“Fully Human” -Kevin Ressler ’07

Drawing from the story of dry bones in the book of Ezekiel, Kevin Ressler engages issues of injustice and what we are called to and how we are called to be involved in our neighbors’ plight. ——- Kevin Ressler (EMU ’07); poet, playwright, Thespian, want-to-be-novelist, lover of the arts is father to Acacia, husband....

Seminary Capstone Presentation: Sarah Payne

Sarah Payne, “The Painful Practice of Hope” 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 projects in the spring,....

2017 C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest

Seven students participated in the 2017  C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest on March 24. Each speaker applied the Christian peace position to a contemporary concern in a short speech (8-10 min): 4:00–Molly White, Ruth’s Activism: Christianity, Identity, and Justice, senior Peacebuilding and Development major from Louisville, KY 13:58–Diego Barahona, Toda la sobra de lo....

Voices for Peace & Women’s Choir

Hear the Women’s Choir and portions of student prepared speeches highlighting many forms of peace as part of the C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest. The full speeches can be heard TONIGHT – Friday, March 24 at 7 p.m. in Martin Chapel (Seminary Building). Diego Barahona “Toda la sobra de lo que se llevaron”....

Seminary Capstone Presentation: Dale Humphries

Dale Humphries, “The Quest for Story” 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 projects in the spring, producing....

Seminary Capstone Presentation: Carlos Madrid

Carlos Madrid, “Cross-cultural Church planting Model outreach in North America” 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 projects....