'I Am Not Alone on My Christian Journey'
Emmaus students reflect on doing life together
By Megan Jonas
Last fall, 13 students from a range of backgrounds formed a Christian living-learning community through the new Emmaus Scholars Program. Sponsored by campus ministry, the yearlong program integrates spirituality, theology and justice.
"My vision for Emmaus is to create an intentional community that helps teach students what it means to follow Jesus," director Derek Taylor '08 says. "We move learning into the context of community, and we embody our learning as we gather to eat, pray, serve, play and simply do life together."
Students kept journals reflecting on their experiences, and as the following excerpts show, doing life together Emmaus-style is challenging but also richly rewarding.