Dissertation Update


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!

Mark Ward

PhD in NT; theological writer for Faithlife; former high school Bible textbook author for BJU Press; husband; father; ultimate frisbee player; member of the body of Christ.


  1. David on February 4, 2011 at 5:48 pm

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

  2. Duncan on February 4, 2011 at 7:25 pm

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

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