“Christian Theology and Sexual Abuse” – Father Tom Doyle

& Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary.

Thomas P. Doyle, OP, JCD, CADC

“The Spiritual Aspect of Sexual Abuse in Religious Contexts” Father Tom Doyle

& Other Speaking Events.

Gather with Father Tom Doyle for a presentation on The Spiritual Impact of Sexual Abuse in Religious Contexts.

Father Doyle is a world-renowned Catholic leader, priest, canon lawyer, addictions therapist and long-time supporter of justice and compassion for clergy sex abuse victims.

“Fractured Trust: Broken People, Broken Systems”

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

Sexual violence creates a brokenness for the individual and the system or community. How can we understand, support and move towards healing without contributing to the brokenness?

This University Chapel is sponsored by the EMU Coalition on Sexual Violence Prevention.

“Interfaith Engagement in the U.S.” – Rev. Steven Martin

& Center for Interfaith Engagement.

A “learning luncheon” with Rev. Steven D. Martin on interfaith engagement in the U.S.

Rev. Steven D. Martin is the Director of Communications and Development for the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA. He has served United Methodist Churches as pastor for twenty years and is a graduate of Candler School of Theology.

He has produced several films for public television, including “Muslims in Appalachia,” “Islam in America After September 11th,” “Theologians Under Hitler,” “God With US: Baptism and the Jews in the Third Reich,” “Elisabeth of Berlin,” and most recently, “Islam in America: The Christian Truth.” He has lectured at the prestigious Chautauqua Institute and in churches and seminaries across the US.

In 2007 Rev. Martin was honored at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum for his work with “Theologians Under Hitler.” He has written for the Washington Post, appeared in Newsweek magazine and in USA Today, and has most recently worked with the White House a policy and social media campaign, “Know Your Neighbor,” aimed at reducing religious-based bigotry in the US.

He is the proud father of four college-attending children.

“Loving Enemies” – Rev. Steven D. Martin

& Center for Interfaith Engagement, Chapel Gathering in the Seminary, Seminary.

Rev. Steven D. Martin is a filmmaker, photographer, interfaith engagement practitioner, ordained Methodist pastor, and Director of Communications and Development for the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC.) He has served United Methodist Churches as pastor for twenty years.

His 2005 film for PBS, Theologians Under Hitler  was critically acclaimed and has had a resurgence of interest in the last year. The film earned Rev. Martin an honor from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2007.

His office is directly across from the U.S. Supreme Court and the Capital Building in Washington, D.C., and therefore has allowed Steven to speak into pressing interfaith issues and concerns about Islamophobia and intra-faith engagement to those who legislate policies, etc.

“Faithful Sexuality in an Age of Porn” – Ken L. Nafziger

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

The Sexuality Series continues with Dr. Ken L. Nafziger addressing Faithful Sexuality in an Age of Porn. As a psychologist who both practiced and trained doctoral students, Dr. Nafziger addresses questions about porn such as – Is it a form of safe sex? How does porn affect the brain, erectile dysfunction and real sex? Is porn the norm for more exciting sex? Since BDSM emphasizes consent, is it good? Examples from composites of real life clients will make this relevant for both males and females.

“”Pray for Our Kings–Our Rulers (and Remember to Ask Why)” – Mark Thiessen Nation”

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

Mark Thiessen Nation, EMS Professor of Theology, offers a Seminary Chapel Gathering address entitled, “Pray for Our Kings—Our Rulers (and Remember to Ask Why)” Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 and 1 Timothy 2:1-7.

“Our Shared Journey Toward Healing” – Tony and Becky Brenneman

& Faculty/Staff Speakers, University Chapels.

Gather with Tony and Becky as they reflect on their shared journey of experiencing a hiking accident, serious injuries and the healing journey.

“Embodiment, Ethics and Christian Athletics” – Scott Strednak Singer

& University Colloquium Series.

Scott Strednak Singer, doctoral student at Temple University, shares a presentation entitled:“Embodiment, Ethics and Christian Athletics”

Scott is a PhD candidate in religious studies at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. His doctoral research focuses on American evangelicalism and athletics in the late 20th century, highlighting the way evangelical communities use athletic performances as a means of teaching Christian masculinity to young men. Scott is currently teaching undergraduate religious studies in the greater D.C. area.

“Queer and Christian?” – Safe Space Storytellers

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

EMU Safe Space storytellers Matt Naugle and Dallas Hetrick reflect on their personal experiences of wrestling with God, faith and the Church. Poetry from Becoming Hallowed by Haley Brooks, Goshen College student, is also read.