Thursday, February 28, 2008

Hooray!

I don't have to change the name of my blog!




What's your theological worldview?
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You scored as Modern Liberal

You are a Modern Liberal. Science and historical study have shown so much of the Bible to be unreliable and that conservative faith has made Jesus out to be a much bigger deal than he actually was. Discipleship involves continuing to preach and practice Jesus' measure of love and acceptance, and dogma is not important in today's world. You are influenced by thinkers like Bultmann and Bishop Spong.


Modern Liberal


89%

Emergent/Postmodern


79%

Classical Liberal


61%

Roman Catholic


43%

Neo orthodox


43%

Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan


39%

Charismatic/Pentecostal


14%

Reformed Evangelical


11%

Fundamentalist


0%




(via heather @ holy vignettes, who happens to be neo-orthodox)

3 comments:

ONEDIA said...

I started the quiz and after a few questions realized it pertained to Christian theology and stopped ....guess that tells it for me. I took the spiritual type quiz at beliefnet.com and apparently I am
a
Spiritual Straddler – One foot in traditional religion, one foot in free-form spirituality.

I don't know about that ...but these quizzes serve to get us to question what we do think and believe.

Michael Ejercito said...

If the Binle is reliable, then what reliable sources would we have about Jesus?

If there are no reliable sources about Jesus, then why bother being a Christian?

Chris said...

Michael,

Luke Timothy Johnston has argued that the reliability of the Bible and the identity of the historical Jesus are largely irrelevant, because the Christian faith is largely rooted in our communal experience of the real Jesus. (Bultmann made a similar argument, but I like the way Johnston formulates it a little better. For further reflections on this idea, see here) For those of a more modernist bent, it could be argued that even though the historicity of the gospels is largely irrelevant, the teachings we find there are sufficiently sublime to warrant ongoing Christian faith.

You scored as a Emergent/Postmodern
You are Emergent/Postmodern in your theology. You feel alienated from older forms of church, you don't think they connect to modern culture very well. No one knows the whole truth about God, and we have much to learn from each other, and so learning takes place in dialogue. Evangelism should take place in relationships rather than through crusades and altar-calls. People are interested in spirituality and want to ask questions, so the church should help them to do this.