Well many of my friends have been posting about how excited they are that their papers were accepted for this year’s SBL in New Orleans.  I too submitted a paper to 2 groups, “Paul’s Self-Representation in Galatians.”  The New Testament and Rhetoric group promptly informed me that my paper did not make the cut.  However, the Pauline Epistles group waited until the last possible day to inform me of their decision, April 1st.  In true April’s Fool fashion they to informed me that my paper had not made the cut.  I am still waiting for them to complete the joke and let me know my paper has actually been accepted.  However, I am getting a bit worried.  Perhaps SBL has not pulled a prank on me after all.  It sure would have been funny though if they had!