“Touch with Faith: Jesus wanted to, do you?” – Shirley Steward-Jones

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

Chapel Gathering in the Seminary: “Touch with Faith: Jesus wanted to, Do you?” Shirley Steward-Jones, EMS Preaching class student

“Grounded in Grace” – Jolee Paden ’16

& Grounded, University Chapels.

Jolee Paden ’16, author of Spiritual Runner : A Runner After God’s Own Heart, returns to campus to teach on being grounded in grace. ___ Jolee Paden serves as Member Services Manager at Back on My Feet, Washington DC and Author at Spiritual Runner: A Runner After God’s Own Heart Inspired. Passionate. Seeking the… Read more »

“We wash feet” – Tyler Goss

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

“We wash feet” John 13:1-17 Preaching Class student, Tyler Goss

“Hotep” – Black Student Union & Alpha Omega Dancers

& University Chapels.

Black Student Union leads the community gathered in a litany and prose on Hotep (peace).

“Where is God in this chaotic and hateful world?” – Billy Jones and Phil Yoder

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

“Where is God in this chaotic and hateful world?” or “Bad Fruit and the Watching Tree” Jeremiah 1:1-19 Preaching Class students. Billy Jones & Phil Yoder

“Grounded: Jesus on the Margins” – Celeste Thomas, Christi Hoover Seidel, and Matthew Hunsberger

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Grounded, Spiritual Life Week, University Chapels.

Spiritual Renewal Chapel – Grounded: Jesus on the Margins, prophetic voices – Celeste Thomas,  Christi Hoover Seidel, and Matthew Hunsberger

“Grounded: Jesus on the Margins” – Deborah Jian Lee

& Spiritual Life Week, University Chapels.

Deborah Jian Lee is an award-winning journalist, radio producer and co-founder of One Book, One Church. She is the author of Rescuing Jesus: How People of Color, Women and Queer Christians are Reclaiming Evangelicalism. Her book reporting has taken her to secret societies of LGBT Christians within conservative enclaves, social justice Christian communes and… Read more »

“Worshiping God as Mother” – Dr. Reta Halteman Finger

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary.

The Bible uses many metaphors for helping us understand and approach God. Today, in this chapel gathering,  we worship God through several female images.

“How My Faith Helps Keep Me Grounded” – Physical Education and Recreation

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

How does faith inform your area of study (major/minor) or chosen profession? Students were encouraged to gather during the chapel time for focused conversations/interactions with faculty members of their major or minor. This Physical Education and Recreation departmental chapel features reflections from Brittany Williams, Zach Roberts and Kristen Kirby.

“Why are Young Adults Leaving the Church?” – Ryan Ahlgrim

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary.

“Why Are Young Adults Leaving the Church?” …longing for God, looking for God (Psalm 42:1-5) Ryan Ahlgrim, Pastor First Mennonite Church of Richmond, VA Ryan Ahlgrim’s passion is to communicate an honest and persuasive faith in God. Wrestling with doubts since his teenage years, he has explored why we believe what we believe. A… Read more »