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The Rev. Dr. James Wind (1978, Christ Seminary-Seminex), president of the Alban Institute, preached.
The Rev. Dr. Barbara Rossing, professor of New Testament, presided.
Three academic prizes were awarded:
Craig Simenson, a Lutheran Year student, received the Edgar Krentz Prize for Biblical Interpretation for his paper, “Speaking God’s Language: The ‘Word of Life’ in John 1:1-2:22.”
Graduating M.Div. student Sarah Rohde received the Lutheran Confessions Prize for her paper “A Law-Gospel Ethic for a Free(d) People: An Exploration of the Lutheran Confessional Heritage and its Potential for Informing Contemporary Christian Freedom.”
Two students shared the James Kenneth Echols Prize for Excellence in Preaching, L. Cuttino Alexander (2013, M.Div.) for his sermon, “But Jesus Hasn’t Gone Anywhere!” and Sara Suginaka, entering her internship year, for her sermon, “The Powerful Empowerer Takes Off the Training Wheels.”
Four members of the class of 2013 completed emphases in addition to their required course work: David Buller, M.A.T.S., in religion and science; Janice Heidlberger, M.Div., in environmental ministry; and M.Div. graduates Chad McKenna and Travis Meier in biblical studies.