In the last Chapel Gathering in the Seminary of the current academic year, Professor of Church History Nate Yoder presents the Linden M. Wenger Anabaptist Studies Award to Seminary student Jonathan Swartz for his paper “Pilgrim Marpeck and Martin Bucer: Christology and Consequences in Strasbourg, 1528-1532″ written for Christian Traditions II.
The Linden M. Wenger Anabaptist Studies Award recognizes outstanding student papers integrating Biblical and historical scholarship with pastoral application from an Anabaptist believers church perspective. Both these student’s submitted papers written for Christian Tradition II a required first-year course.
Linden Wenger served for many years as a professor on the faculty of EMS and as a leader within the Virginia Mennonite Conference.
In an effort to encourage Eastern Mennonite Seminary students to study Anabaptist history, Walter and Leanne Smith of Clearwater, Florida, established the Linden M. Wenger Anabaptist Studies Award in 2001.
The entire campus community is invited to every chapel worship service on campus. Eastern Mennonite Seminary hosts chapel gatherings in Martin Chapel every Tuesday and Thursday; EMU Campus Ministries hosts chapel gatherings every Wednesday and Friday in Lehman Auditorium. Specifics and occasional changes are noted in individual chapel listings.