Inside Athletics: Nov. 18, 2011

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics,” Dave and James go in-depth on Dan Nafziger running at the Cross Country National Championship this weekend and the Men’s Soccer All-ODAC Teams.  They also talk about the men’s and women’s basketball teams in the season-opening weeks.

Inside Athletics is a weekly podcast hosted by Athletic Director Dave King. The podcast offers a synopsis of what is happening in EMU athletics, but also delves deeper into how athletics at EMU shapes lives and enhances college educations by positively impacting an athlete’s understanding of self, others, and God. Sports Information Director James De Boer is a regular guest with EMU coaches and athletes making appearances as well.

“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

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Bishop Dr. Tilewa Johnson serves as Bishop of The Gambia: Head of the Anglican Diocese of The Gambia which comprises the Republics of The Gambia, Senegal and Cape Verde Islands. He is also the father of EMU student Clothilda Dado Johnson (senior) and alum Francis Johnson.

Bishop Dr. Johnson spent two decades as a priest and worked towards a goal of balance between “evangelism and social responsibility within a holistic and inclusive ministry.” His ministry seeks to “nurture the soul, enlighten and empower the mind, nourish the body, protect the environment, promote advocacy and liberation for the sinned-against and downtrodden,” according to his website.

“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.

University Forum

& Faculty/Staff Speakers.

President Swartzendruber brings a report from the weekend meetings of the Board of Trustees, and talks about significant recent and ongoing events in the life of the university.  His address is followed by a time of Q&A.

 

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.

Inside Athletics: Nov. 11, 2011

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics” Dave and James cover a variety of topics.  They wrap up some of the postseason awards for the fall teams and explain a change in the All-ODAC Teams set-up.  James gives some thoughts on Thursday’s men’s basketball exhibition.  They also announce the interim men’s volleyball coach before Dave talks about his last few days in Florida and a possible EMU Golf Classic in the Sarasota area this coming spring.

 

Inside Athletics is a weekly podcast hosted by Athletic Director Dave King. The podcast offers a synopsis of what is happening in EMU athletics, but also delves deeper into how athletics at EMU shapes lives and enhances college educations by positively impacting an athlete’s understanding of self, others, and God. Sports Information Director James De Boer is a regular guest with EMU coaches and athletes making appearances as well.

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 1979. He directed the Hillel Foundation at the University of Virginia from 1979-1988.

Rabbi Alexander is involved in a wide variety of community activities and projects that cross religious and racial lines, frequently speaking to church groups, college students, area schools, and civic organizations in the region.

He is a past president of the Alliance for Interfaith Ministries [AIM], has served on the Executive Board of the Interfaith Movement for People in Congregations Acting Together [IMPACT], and encourages Congregation Beth Israel’s commitment to causes of social justice in Charlottesville and beyond. In addition to his service on various local boards, he has taught as Adjunct Lecturer in the Religion Department of the University of Virginia. He has published several articles in The Reform Jewish Quarterly [formerly CCAR Journal], most recently “The Rabbi as Ish Toeh Basadeh (The Man Wandering in the Field)” in the Winter 2011 volume.

In May, 2002, Rabbi Alexander earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC and in March of 2004, he was awarded a Doctor of Divinity degree by Hebrew Union College.

A native of New Jersey, Rabbi Alexander and his wife, Dela have lived in Charlottesville for 30 years. They have 2 grown children, one an Equine Veterinarian and one a doctoral student in business.

For more info contact: Center for Interfaith Engagement, 540-432-4674 or email interfaith@emu.edu
www.emu.edu/interfaith

“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 M.Div. and the Ph.D. cum laude in New Testament from Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey, where he was also a teaching fellow in New Testament and an instructor in New Testament Greek.

EMU’s Bible & Religion department sponsors this annual Justice Lectureship event.  This second of two lectures by Dr. Gorman is followed by a response by Reta Finger, Messiah College Professor Emerita of New Testament,  as well as a Q&A response involving members of the audience.

“Paul, Apostle of Nonviolence” – 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 M.Div. and the Ph.D. cum laude in New Testament from Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey, where he was also a teaching fellow in New Testament and an instructor in New Testament Greek.

EMU’s Bible & Religion department sponsors this annual Justice Lectureship event.  This first of two lectures by Dr. Gorman is followed by a response by Linford Stutzman, EMU/EMS Associate Professor of Culture & Mission, as well as a Q&A response involving members of the audience.