Date of Award
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Excerpt: "A beautiful and unusually dry Oregon spring has allowed me to rototill my garden plot very early. With the ground free of weeds and finely pulverized, it was ready to be planted. Since it was still so early, my first decision was to wait. A later date would perhaps protect my garden from a hard killing frost. Then a thought crossed my mind. With this beautiful weather and the moisture that is sure to come, something will grow in my garden. If I do no t plant seeds that will produce a luscious vegetable crop, nature will sprout the seeds of weeds. The opportunity will be gone and the work wasted."
Blake, Roger Kenneth, "A Church Planting Plan for the Northwest District of the Wesleyan Church" (1985). Western Evangelical Seminary Theses. 240.