Dissertation Update

by Feb 4, 2011Dissertation, Personal2 comments

turabian

These are my official due dates for the dissertation. All are Fridays:

  • Defense Draft—March 11 (five copies, spiral bound) by 5 p.m.
  • Dissertation Defense—March 25, two weeks later.
  • Records Office Draft—April 1.
  • Registrar’s Draft—April 15.

I will need God’s grace to get through, and I’ve already seen a lot of that grace in the helpful reactions of my committee members. Helpful means that they are not one whit afraid to tell me when they think I’m out to lunch (and let me tell you, I’ve been eating a lot around noon lately), but that they are rooting for me to finish and finish well.

My work has never been scrutinized quite like this before; I value that scrutiny highly. Nearly every good book I look at thanks multiple sharp eyes for their input. I suppose that may be testimony to the mutual dependence God has designed within the body of the church.

Please, both of you, pray for me!

Read More 

Answer a Fool According to His Folly, or Answer Not?

Answer a Fool According to His Folly, or Answer Not?

I want to talk through a super common issue on the internet. I invite your wisdom and input; I also invite your prayer. Because I want and need—desperately need—divine wisdom for whether and how to answer all kinds of internet comments from all kinds of strangers with...

A Jot of My Thoughts on My Dissertation, a Decade On

A Jot of My Thoughts on My Dissertation, a Decade On

I basically finished my dissertation a decade ago. Paul’s Positive Religious Affections. It’s available on Kindle and print-on-demand just in case anyone wants it. In it I basically argued that Paul is meant to be a model in his affections and not just in his theology...

Help Me Help You

Help Me Help You

This blog has shifted over time to reflect the interests of its proprietor. I use it as much as a "weblog"—a journal of my own thoughts, a means of forming those thoughts—as I do anything else. I search my own blog all the time for quotes and illustrations to use in...

What is Your Position on Complementarianism and Egalitarianism?

What is Your Position on Complementarianism and Egalitarianism?

A female professor of Christian ministry just sent me a survey to fill out. I don't consider myself an expert in this area, but I certainly have tried to be responsible—this is one of those places where the battle over truth is fiercest in my generation. Here were my...

Leave a comment.

2 Comments
  1. David

    I think I can speak for both of us when I say we will. 🙂

    Reply
  2. Duncan

    We will too! Esp. since your defense date is my birthday. 🙂

    Reply

Leave a Reply