University Chapels

University Convocation: “Called to Peacebuilding” – Dr. Loren Swartzendruber

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

President Loren Swartzendruber speaks on peacebuilding, one of the EMU shared values, for the opening convocation of spring semester. Chapel closes with a time of sending for the Guatemala & Mexico Cross-cultural Seminar group at the end of convocation. Also check out the video that was shown in chapel before President Swartzendruber spoke! Matthew 5:3-10… Read more »

Cross-cultural Chapel: South Africa & Lesotho

& Cross-Cultural Groups, University Chapels.

Students from the South Africa and Lesotho cross-cultural seminar share experiences and reflections from their recent adventure.

Student Recognition Chapel

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Faculty and Staff in several departments recognize important achievements of students during the fall semester. Special recognition is also given to the staff of Pioneer College Caterers and the excellent service they offer EMU.  Chapel concludes with prayer and announcement from President Swartzendruber regarding his trip to Oslo, Norway to be present at the Awards… Read more »

Global Warming and the Risen LORD – Rev. Jim Ball

& University Chapels.

Rev. Jim Ball speaks in University Chapel on Global Warming and the Risen LORD: Christian Discipleship and Climate Change from his award winning book by the same title. Global Warming and the Risen LORD moves beyond the old debates about climate change to a new conversation focusing on the tremendous opportunities there are and the… Read more »

“As long as it depends on you, live peaceably…” Bishop Dr. Tilewa Johnson

& University Chapels.

Learn from Bishop Dr. Tilewa Johnson about how being a Christian leader in The Gambia, a predominately Muslim country, impacts his faith and ministry and how Muslims and Christians might/can work together despite differences. Romans 12:9-18 ——- Bishop Dr. Tilewa Johnson serves as Bishop of The Gambia: Head of the Anglican Diocese of The Gambia… Read more »

“Be prepared to give an account 24/7 BUT…” Bishop Dr. Tilewa Johnson

& University Chapels.

Bishop Dr. Tilewa Johnson – Bishop of Gambia: Head of the Anglican Diocese of Gambia which comprises the Republics of the Gambia, Senegal and Cape Verde Islands. This chapel is a part of EMU’s International Education Week

Inspire to Succeed Globally – ISO

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Students from the International Student Organization lead  the International Education Week chapel with a focus on what inspires to succeed globally.

Community Building through Economic Development – Loren Hostetter (MEDA)

& University Chapels.

Loren Hostetter serves as country project manager for Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) in Ethiopia.

A Jewish Approach to Spirituality – Rabbi Daniel Alexander

& University Chapels.

Rabbi Daniel Alexander speaks on the theme of “A Jewish Approach to Spirituality” as part of the monthly lecture series sponsored by EMU’s Center for Interfaith Engagement.   Rabbi Alexander is senior rabbi of Congregation Beth Israel in Charlottesville. He received his Rabbinic Ordination from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City in… Read more »

“Paul, Apostle of Justification and Justice” – Dr. Michael J. Gorman

& University Chapels.

Michael J. Gorman, Ph.D., is Dean of the Ecumenical Institute of Theology and Professor of Sacred Scripture at St. Mary’s Seminary & University in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, where he has taught since 1991. He is a New Testament scholar who specializes especially in the letters, theology, and spirituality of the apostle Paul.  He received the… Read more »