I went to the Presbytery meeting.
No theological questions are permitted at this point -- not until next year. At this point, the questions are supposed to be about your call, spiritual experience, seminary, things like that. I had spent considerable time mulling over the statement I had submitted, trying to see it through different eyes and imagine what questions people might have.
I was asked four questions. One on call and three theological. None on anything I had written.
After the third question, someone in the congregation finally objected. But the fourth one was also theological, albeit better disguised as something personal.
I'm now a candidate in the ordination process.
But I can't say that I'm feeling too terrific.
And I have a Hebrew final in 59 hours.