Do Not Get Into a Boat with Jesus (If You Want to Stay Dry!) – Linford Stutzman

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Be challenged to live life abundantly by following Jesus in mission and service into an unstable, unpredictable, beautiful and perilous world. This is a high-risk, high-reward invitation. Hear real-life stories of how sailing the sea with Jesus is the definition of life in abundance.

Seminary Spiritual Life Week: Deepening into Silence

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Spiritual Life Week.

“The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it”

Speakers: John and Sandy Dresher-Lehman

John has a bachelor’s degree in rehab counseling and masters of social work from Virginia Commonweath. He worked with addictions and trauma work for 15 years. Since 2003 he has been working in private practice, with a focus on trauma recovery. He works with individuals, couples, and some children and adolescents. He has been trained a spiritual director.

Sandy is pastor of worship and congregational care at Souderton Mennonite Church. She graduated from EMU in 1986 and has master’s degrees in social work and Christian education. She has been involved in prison chaplaincy, voluntary service, mental health and crisis counseling, pastoring, and writing devotional books.

John and Sandy have led a voluntary service unit in Richmond, Va., and retreats at The Hermitage in Michigan. They have two children, Maria and Jonathan.

Seminary Spiritual Life Week: Born of Words

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Spiritual Life Week.

“The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone”

Speakers: John and Sandy Dresher-Lehman

John has a bachelor’s degree in rehab counseling and masters of social work from Virginia Commonweath. He worked with addictions and trauma work for 15 years. Since 2003 he has been working in private practice, with a focus on trauma recovery. He works with individuals, couples, and some children and adolescents. He has been trained a spiritual director.

Sandy is pastor of worship and congregational care at Souderton Mennonite Church. She graduated from EMU in 1986 and has master’s degrees in social work and Christian education. She has been involved in prison chaplaincy, voluntary service, mental health and crisis counseling, pastoring, and writing devotional books.

John and Sandy have led a voluntary service unit in Richmond, Va., and retreats at The Hermitage in Michigan. They have two children, Maria and Jonathan.

Inside Athletics: September 23, 2011

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics,” Dave and James talk about the big week EMU teams have had, especially as the players approach a psychological milestone in the season.  Dave also touches on Friday’s chapel service, which featured a number of athletes and their summer cross cultural experience.  He then unveils information about a new varsity program to be added at EMU.

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.

Summer Cross-Culturals – Costa Rica & Honduras

& Cross-Cultural Groups, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Hear stories from the adventures of  students who traveled to Costa Rica & Honduras for  summer cross-cultural learning experiences in May, 2011

Moving in the Mediterranean

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Student Speakers.

Chapel Gathering in the Seminary features storytelling and reflections by EMS BLESS students who spent 2 weeks sailing  the Mediterranean and studying the ministry and writings of the apostle Paul last May.

The BLESS (Biblical Lands Educational Seminars and Service) program is an innovative graduate-level, missional education program that combines experiential, cross-cultural learning in or from the biblical lands with rigorous academic inquiry. BLESS is offered by Eastern Mennonite Seminary in cooperation with Mennonite mission and service agencies and is designed for enabling and equipping a new generation of emerging church leaders who have a vision for the future church, compassion for the world, and a passion for cross-cultural engagement.

Chapel Gathering services held in Martin Chapel at Eastern Mennonite Seminary are planned by the Seminary community but open to all.

Shameless Sexuality – Keith Graber Miller

& University Chapels.

Hear reflections on sexuality and faith from a professor of a course entitled Sexuality and Religion.  Keith Graber Miller, professor of Bible and Religion at Goshen College, is spending two full days at EMU speaking in Chapels, classes, and public forums.

Inside Athletics: September 16, 2011

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Inside Athletics.

In this week’s “Inside Athletics,” Dave and James recap the teams and how they look after the non-conference weeks of their schedule, as most have been quite busy packing games in.  They also reveal a couple of video aspects with the new website and talk about some events coming up in October in relation to EMU’s Homecoming.

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.

Unity and Equality – Latino Student Alliance

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Latino Student Alliance and Marvin Lorenzana share reflections on what the Bible teaches about unity and equality.

This chapel helps to launch Latino Heritage Month.
Marvin Lorenzana serves as Director of Multicultural Services.

‘Causing Trouble’–Laura Amstutz

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Faculty/Staff Speakers.

Laura Amstutz, Seminary Admissions Assistant and Communications Coordinator, offers a Chapel Gathering address in the Seminary regarding how following Jesus should lead us to “cause trouble.”