Reflections from the Women’s March

& University Chapels.

Wondering about the personal motivations and impact of the 2017 Women’s March on Washington? Hear reflections from students, staff and faculty who participated in this historic march. What are the challenges? Where did you see Jesus? Where are you finding hope? Melody Pannell shares from her experiences processing whether or not to participate in… Read more »

“Grounded: Jesus on the Margins” – Deborah Jian Lee

& Spiritual Life Week, University Chapels.

Deborah Jian Lee is an award-winning journalist, radio producer and co-founder of One Book, One Church. She is the author of Rescuing Jesus: How People of Color, Women and Queer Christians are Reclaiming Evangelicalism. Her book reporting has taken her to secret societies of LGBT Christians within conservative enclaves, social justice Christian communes and… Read more »

Experiences of Women in Christianity and the World

& Student Speakers.

EMSWA members share reflections on their experiences as women and feminine imagery in both Christianity and the world. EMSWA is the Eastern Mennonite Women’s Association. EMSWA’s purpose is to empower members of the community; to deepen awareness; to develop relationships; and to create open and safe dialogue all with a focus on women and… Read more »

“Our Words Matter: Julian of Norwich and Diverse Images of God” – Maria CM Byler and Lindsay Mustafa Davis

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

Maria and Lindsay share  their presentation from the Women Doing Theology conference, how Julian of Norwich used metaphors of God as Mother and God as servant to challenge the language and images used for God in her time, and how today, we can learn to apply these images to create a more holistic and… Read more »

“A Year of Biblical Womanhood” – Rachel Held Evans

& University Chapels.

The magazine FAITH: History, Mystery & Challenges Revealed — printed annually — just ranked Rachel Held Evans as the 4th rated “doer, thinker, pastor, and passer who is shaping the next generation of Christians.” We are delighted to host Rachel Held Evans on campus. She is an evangelical Christian columnist, blogger and best-selling author… Read more »

“Creating the Harmony: Hearing Young Women’s Voices at EMS & Beyond” – Maria Byler, Lana Miller

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

EMS student Maria Christine Meyer Byler and EMU Campus Pastor Lana Miller share stories and reflections about creating opportunities for young women to experience a call to ministry. The entire campus community is invited to every chapel service on campus. Eastern Mennonite Seminary hosts chapel gatherings in Martin Chapel every Tuesday and Thursday morning… Read more »

“Women of the Bible” – Chris Parks

& Student Speakers, University Chapels.

Enter the stories of several women in the Bible through a moving and evocative presentation written and performed by Chris Parks.