Since my laptop has been shipped out to HP for a motherboard replacement, I thought I'd swing by the local library and check my email today. I'm glad I did. Waiting for me was a response from Dr. C. Rothschild that my paper for the 2009 Midwest Region SBL was accepted. I will be presenting in the Gospels Section. Here's the title of the paper: A New Reason for Jesus’ Death: Reading Mark Socio-culturally.