Spiritual Life Week

“Being Human in Ministry” – Moriah Hurst

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary, Spiritual Life Week.

Moriah Hurst, Nurture and Faith Development Pastor at Park View Mennonite Church (Harrisonburg, VA), closes the EMS Spiritual Life Week with her chapel address, “Me and My Messy Humanness”

“Being Human in Ministry” – Mandy Smith

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary, Spiritual Life Week.

EMS Spiritual Life week opens with Mandy Smith, Writer, Artist and Lead pastor of University Christian Church, a campus and neighborhood congregation with its own fair-trade café in Cincinnati, Ohio. Originally from Australia, Mandy Smith is lead pastor of University Christian Church, a campus and neighborhood congregation with its own fair-trade cafe in Cincinnati,… Read more »

“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 »

“What’s Love Got to Do With It?” (Part 2)

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

Hear sharing by Brian Simpson, Amanda Williams, and Daniel Showalter

“What’s Love Got to Do With It?” (Part 1)

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Spiritual Life Week, Student Speakers.

Spiritual Renewal Week Chapel: A service including Biblical monologues, song, painting creation & the Alpha Omega Dancers.

“Blessed are Those Who Haven’t Seen and Still Believe” – SLW Chapel

& Spiritual Life Week, University Chapels.

As Spiritual Life Week comes to a close, the campus community gathers in Martin Chapel for music, drama, ritual and prayer on the theme blessed are those who haven’t seen and still believe. Christian Parks offers the monologue of Thomas, and all participants are invited to join in a prayer practice, a time of… Read more »

“Spiritual Life Week Chapel – Justice and Jesus? How do I make sense of this?”

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Spiritual Life Week, Student Speakers, University Chapels, Who do you say that I am?.

How do Johonna Turner, Nancy Heisey, Ben Bailey, and several student leaders, make sense of justice and Jesus? Hear their stories. Johanna Turner is Assistant Professor with the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding. Nancy Heisey is Professor of Bible and Religion. Ben Bailey is Office Coordinator for the Department of Applied Social Sciences.