Parables – everyday stories that invite us to confront our worldview, sense of self and God, without providing easy answers. Join John Murray, Pastor of Hesston Mennonite Church, as he teaches on the parable of the mustard seed. Parables is the campus ministry theme for the year.
John Murray is participating in the Visiting Pastor program at EMU this week.
Amy Yoder McGloughlin, Pastor at Germantown Mennonite Church, Germantown, PA, reflects on the Emmaus story as she tells her own story about fellowship and pastoring in a church that was excommunicated from the denomination. Germantown Mennonite Church is the Oldest Mennonite Congregation In North America.
Dr. Vi Dutcher, professor of language and literature, presents on “’I bet this thing would really go!’: Old Order Amish Women’s Literacy Practices.”
The EMU Chamber Singers and Campus Pastors lead in a service of songs, scripture and readings for Ash Wednesday.
Hear students, faculty and staff share personal life and faith reflections on Becoming. . ., the Spiritual Life Week theme, followed by a song performed by Giulio Garner.
Storytellers: Gloria Rhodes, Eldon Kurtz, and Erin Hershey
(inspired by Ephesians 3:14-21)
Graduating Senior Seth Thomas Crissman shares some of the original songs that have emerged out of his coursework at EMS.
Hear undergraduate students share personal life and faith reflections on Becoming. . ., the Spiritual Life Week theme, followed by a vocal solo by Alicia Ygarza.
Storytellers: Philip Watson, Makora Nyagwegwe, and Daniel Barnhart (inspired by Ephesians 3:14-21)
“Love and Leadership: Hand in Hand Towards a Healthy Community” led by Seminary Community Council members about what it means to be engaged in the EMS community and beyond. Seminary student Charlie Tinsley preaches.
Public address by Leymah Gbowee, EMU alumnus and Nobel Peace laureate
Drawing on the story of his own spiritual journey, Mark Bauerlein talks about the significance of atheism as a compelling mode of adolescent rebellion and what pulled him out of that.
Dr. Mark Bauerlein, of Emory University in Atlanta, is featured on campus by Writers Read. He is well versed on the value and future of the humanities as well as the relationship between Christian faith and the humanities.
Dr. Bauerlein is author of The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes our Future (or Don’t Trust Anyone under 30).