I am beginning to focus on my dissertation, which means I have been thinking about my third committee member. Dr. Hershael York and Dr. Robert Vogel had both agreed to serve on my committee, but I really wasn’t sure who I should ask to fill the final slot. I solicited advice from Dr. York, my supervisor, and he suggested three names: Greg Wills, Tom Nettles, and Berry Driver.
Since Dr. Nettles had written on John Broadus (in the second volume of his The Baptists series) and James P. Boyce (the best friend of John Broadus, the subject of my dissertation), he was my first choice. I emailed him, and he was initially hesitant to agree to serve on the committee. After talking to Dr. York, I decided to email him again and reaffirm my desire for him to serve on my committee…and he agreed! I now have three committee members and am ready to write the prospectus for my dissertation. Prayers appreciated!