(The subject is what we’re preaching about this Sunday.)
Songbird: I’ll be offering a brief reflection on the Matthew passage.
Seminary President: Will you be speaking about (something I couldn’t quite hear but expect was intellectual in nature) or a realized eschatology?
Songbird: I just thought I’d tell a little story about those things that we find hard to wait for, because even when we know they’re coming, it’s impossible to hold the tension.
Seminary President: (nods and smiles)
Songbird: (smiles back, wondering, "Did he like that answer, or is he humoring me?")