October 2017

“Paul’s motto could be worse” – James Krabill, Esther Augsburger, Leonard Dow

& Augsburger Lecture Series, Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary.

Paul’s motto could be worse 1 Corinthians 9:19-23 James Krabill facilitates engagement with a panel of EMU alumni who have served in Christian evangelism and mission initiatives in various cultural settings across the decades of EMU’s 100 years. Panelists: Leonard Dow ’87, Esther Augsburger ’72, James Krabill ’71. Find the complete list of Augsburger Lecture Series panelists… Read more »

“Serving, Listening, Transforming” – Homecoming Worship Service

& Centennial, Homecoming.

Homily: John and Michel Sharp (Parents of Michael J. Sharp ’05) Worship Leaders: Jane Hoober Peifer, ’75, MDV ’98, Les Horning ’86, MDV ’98 Music Leader: Benjamin Bergey ’11 Honoree Introductions: Louise Otto Hostetter ’79, Jeff Shank ’94 Honorees: Chester ’36 and Sara Jane ’42 Wenger, Michael J. Sharp ’05, Anxo Perez ’97, Leonard… Read more »

Homecoming Centennial Chapel – “One Life” – John and Michele Sharp

& Centennial, Homecoming, University Chapels.

Changing the World One Life at a Time John and Michele Sharp share reflections from the life and calling of their son, Michael J. (M.J.) Sharp, recipient of the 2017 EMU Life Service Award, who was killed while on a United Nations peacemaking mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo in March 2017. John… Read more »

“Movements of Faith, Geography of Hope” – Lindford Stutzman & Eric Trinka

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

Movements of Faith, Geography of Hope (Genesis 4:12-16, Hebrews. 11:8-10, 13-16) Linford Stutzman, Director of John Coffman Center and BLESS program Eric Trinka, EMS Alum, Catholic University PhD student and collaborator with the BLESS program Human history is a story of movements – migrations, invasions, escapes, captivities and trade.The biblical story is no exception… Read more »

DACAmented Stories and Prayer

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

How can we best support DACAmented people on campus and in our communities? Might better understanding the DREAM Act and DACA be a start? How about hearing a personal narrative from a DACAmented student and those who resource immigrants from a posture of faithfulness? What about prayer? How do we follow Jesus on this… Read more »

“Hope in the World of Herod and His Clan” – Dorothy Jean Weaver

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

Dorothy Jean Weaver, Professor of New Testament, Eastern Mennonite Seminary shares “Hope in the World of Herod and His Clan: Matthew 2:1-23 for the Real World”

“Between Paul, Church, Coates, Me” – Brian Martin Burkholder

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Many Parts One Body, University Chapels.

Between the Apostle Paul, the Early Church, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Me – Campus Pastor Brian Martin Burkholder One white man’s attempt with confronting “the dream” as expressed by Coates in the EMU Common Read – Between the World and Me and noted in the admonitions of the Apostle Paul in the Christian scriptures informing the Student Life theme – Many Parts,… Read more »

“A Terrible Thing to Waste” – Lindsey Baynham

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary.

Meredith L. McNabb, Director and Lindsey M. Baynham, Associate Director for Call, Candidacy and Discernment of the Virginia United Methodist Conference-Center for Clergy Excellence share in Word and Table: “A Terrible Thing to Waste” (Philippians 2 – having the same mind as Christ)