“Blessings in disguise: Living with a disability”

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary, Student Speakers.

Candy Tharpe, EMS Student

“Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery” – Erica Littlewolf

& University Chapels.

Re“placing” ourselves and modern day realities: where do we go from here? – Erica Littlewolf

For more than five centuries, the Doctrine of Discovery and the laws based upon it have legalized the theft of land, labor and resources from Indigenous Peoples across the world and systematically denied their human rights. This Doctrine originated with the Christian church in the 15th century. It is now the church’s responsibility to undo it.

“Not surprisingly, we can see in our present situation how the privileged are protected and rewarded, and the less fortunate are demonized and ignored. Too many churches support the status-quo.”
Ken Kraybill

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

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary, Student Speakers.

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

“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 sharing and listening to each others stories. When have we seen Jesus? When didn’t we see Jesus, but wished we had?

“Grains of Sand” – Charlie Tinsley

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary, Student Speakers.

“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

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary, Student Speakers.

“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)

“Performing Community: Building Civic Practice Committed to Hospitality and Capacity” – Heidi Winters Vogel

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Colloquium Series.

Heidi Winters Vogel, associate professor of theater, presents the monthly University Colloquium address in Mainstage Theater. Heidi’s presentation is entitled “Performing Community: Building Civic Practice Committed to Hospitality and Capacity.”  Heidi is committed to using theater as a tool for social justice.  This program offers an opportunity to hear more about how she does that.

Academic Department Gatherings: “Becoming Known in the Breaking of Bread” – Language and Literature

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016: “Chapel” was scattered around campus and hosted by various academic departments.  This podcast features the Language and Literature Department:

Becoming Known in the Breaking of BreadLanguage and Literature faculty and students share stories about communion through sharing food in the family, classroom, and across borders. Bilingual songs and scripture.

“Paying Attention” – Andrea Dalton Saner

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

“Paying Attention” Exodus 3:1-15
Dr Andrea Dalton Saner, Assistant Professor of OT, Bible & Religion Assistant Professor of OT, Seminary

God calls Moses to deliver the Israelites from slavery in Egypt, but in order to hear and respond to this call, Moses must shift his perception of himself and the world in accordance with the character of the Creator God who calls him. How is God also forming, transforming our attention?

“Exploring a Call to Ministry?” – Ministry Inquiry Program (MIP)

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Seniors Wesley Wilder and Daniel Barnhart share reflections on their summer Ministry Inquiry Program experiences of exploring a call to ministry.