Experiences of Women in Christianity and the World

& Student Speakers.

EMSWA members share reflections on their experiences as women and feminine imagery in both Christianity and the world. EMSWA is the Eastern Mennonite Women’s Association. EMSWA’s purpose is to empower members of the community; to deepen awareness; to develop relationships; and to create open and safe dialogue all with a focus on women and… Read more »

“Wrestling Up” – Rev. Meredith McNabb

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Discernment, Seminary.

Rev. Meredith McNabb, Director of Clergy Excellence, Board of Ordained Ministries, Virginia United Methodist Conference, United Methodist Church. “Wrestling Up” (Genesis 32:22-32 Romans 12:1-3, 9-21) This is the first of two special Eastern Mennonite Seminary chapel presentations to help us discern our way through complexities related to denominational divisions rooted in different understandings of… Read more »

Holy Week Chapel: Alfombra for Easter

& University Chapels.

Holy Week chapel, held in the Campus Center Greeting Hall, featured engagement with the alfombra (carpet).  The Latino Student Alliance prepared the alfombra to greet and celebrate the coming of Jesus among us! Reflect on paths we share with Jesus: immigrant, salvation, hope and suffering.

“Chasing Resurrection” – Matt Naugle

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

“Chasing Resurrection” EMS Preaching Class student, Matt Naugle

2016 C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest

& Student Speakers.

Seven students participated in the 2016  C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest on March 18. Each speaker applied the Christian peace position to a contemporary concern in a short speech (8-10 min): 2:55–Stephanie Toth, Humans and Technology, senior Digital Media major from Youngstown OH 13:28–Elisabeth Wilder, Make Change, Not Hashtags, junior Social Work major from… Read more »

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Matt Weaver

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

Matt Weaver, “Leadership in a Sea of Conflict” 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… Read more »

“Cities of our Future: What Should People of Faith Be Striving For?” – Dr. Michael O. Emerson

& University Colloquium Series.

Dr. Michael O. Emerson, provost at North Park University, presents the monthly University Colloquium lecture on: “Cities of our Future: What Should People of Faith Be Striving For?”

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Maria Hosler Byler

& Seminary, Seminary Senior Capstone, Student Speakers.

Maria Hosler Byler, “Written on Our Hearts: Scripture Memorization for the Whole Body” 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… Read more »

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Candy Tharpe

& Seminary, Seminary Senior Capstone, Student Speakers.

Candy Tharpe, “Grace Buddies: Integrating Children with Special Needs into the Church.” 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… Read more »

“Speaking for Peace” – C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Sampler

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Hear students speaking for peace  in preparation for the C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest to be held Friday, March 18 at 7 p.m. Hannah Chappell-Dick – “Beyond Fight or Flight: Becoming Mennonite in an Adrenaline-soaked World” Bethany Chupp – “Standing at the Door” Ethan Herman – “Active Pacifism and Using Conflict as a… Read more »