I ran into three others from my class this afternoon before my defense. Two of them were getting their thesis printed onto the right paper for submission and checking. They seemed happy and told me that the examiners said that they expected four of us to pass today from what they had read of our work. I wasn’t sure if that boded well for me since I knew there were at least two of us left. The defense was fairly low key. They asked what I had learned and then went through areas they had flagged. Haddon challenged me on one area (the issue of exemplary preaching, as argued by Greidanus). He also let me know when I had overstated things. “I don’t buy that,” he’d say. Overall they seemed happy with my work. So, I passed! I have about an hour’s worth of editing to do but otherwise I’m done. Time to go out and celebrate. I think we’ll be heading out to Famous Dave’s. We’ll save the real celebration at Legal Sea Foods for grad weekend. Snowing like crazy here. Glad I’m not driving down today.