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Crossroads - Winter 2005

The official magazine of
Eastern Mennonite University

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feature story

Sailing Acts

Aboard Sailing Acts (and occasionally by land), they traveled to all 36 ports mentioned in the book of Acts in connection with the Apostle Paul. The entire trip lasted 18 months, including a winter spent in Israel.

That first night after that first day of sailing in June 2004, having negotiated about 15 miles of the planned 3,600, Linford was seasick, Janet had a rope burn on her hand, and the windlass on the anchor didn’t work. more >>

other features

Tom Dodson

Jim Wallis to speak on campus

Jim Wallis, executive director of Sojourners, will speak in Lehman Auditorium, Feb. 21, 2006 at 7 p.m. In 1995, Wallis was instrumental in forming Call to Renewal. more >>

Konnie Landis

Gehman receives award

Margaret Gehman (C 42) may be retired from her tenure on the EMU faculty, but at age 83, she's still “Speedy.” more >>

A Gentle Giant

EMU trainees nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Stella Tamang completed a workshop on “trauma awareness and resilience” at EMU the day the Nobel Peace Prize was announced. more >>

Moving Donation

On the bookshelf

Undaunted by the Fight
by Harry G. Lefever (C 55) and Margaret’s Print Shop by Elwood E. Yoder (C 81, S 89) more >>

Myron Blosser

Kratz enjoying life in pro baseball

Alumnus Erik Kratz (C 02) says “playing baseball for your job,” along with a possible “opportunity to play in the big leagues one day.” more >>

Melodie Davis

Kirk Shisler: guided by his values

One day 19 years ago, Kirk Shisler (C 81) sat in the home of Grace Hefner, the mother of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner. more >>

other news