I took the Bible Content Exam (BCE) today. For those of you who are not the Presbyterian type, that’s the first test required as a part of the ordination process. It is a 100 question, multiple choice test and is not meant to be super hard. On top of that, you only have to get a 70 or above. BUT! some of the questions on the test are kinda crazy. Things like “Who said (inset semi-familiar, somewhat random verse sinppet here)?” and “What prophet spoke to the such-and-such area when so-and-so was king?” I have no idea if I will pass it or not (yes, even when I only need a 70). But then again, I have had very little formal education in Biblical studies. There were quite a few questions that I knew the answer only because of what I learned in the last year. Considering that I have been a Christian for over 14 years, I’d say that’s pretty significant. And it is not stuff I learned in the graduate classes I have taken. I digress. I wish I had been able to look over more of the olf tests before taking the test today. And I wish I had been able to study more Old Testament “stuff” before hand like I planned. But it didn’t happen. If I fail, it’s not a big deal. I have plenty of time to take it again. And I was able to see some trends in areas of the Bible I am not as proficient in: the Prophets (both major and minor) and some of the epistles. So for now I will move on to other things and wait to hear about the results.