Student Speakers

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

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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 »

Seminary Capstone Presentation – Maria Hosler Byler

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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 »

“Time Travel: Heading Home the Long Way Around” – Charlie Tinsley

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“Time Travel: Heading Home the Long Way Around” Ecclesiastes 3: 1-14 Charles Tinsley, seminary student

“A Turnaround at Three Taverns” – Sarah Bailey and Larry Aikens

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“A Turnaround at Three Taverns” Acts 28:1-15 EMS Preaching Class students, Sarah Bailey and Larry Aikens

“Grains of Sand” – Charlie Tinsley

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“Grains of Sand” – A Worship experience planned by the Seminary Community Counsel Care Committee (and others), drawing from John 1:1-5; Matthew 14:22-23; Matthew 4:1-11 Homily – Charlie Tinsley  

“You are invited” – Emily Nyce and Matt Nyce

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“You are invited” – Psalm 86:1-13 Preaching Class Students Matt Nyce and Emily Nyce Lent, wilderness, and welcome – exploring the Christian theme of confession and assurance (there is room for our whole self in God’s presence)