Random Reflections

My Theological Worldview

Found this online quiz from a friend’s blog that apparently identifies your theological worldview through a series of questions.  Below are the results of my quiz and I must say the resulting score is fairly accurate.  I’m particularly proud of the 0% score on fundamentalism. 🙂  If you read the description of an Emergent/Postmodern theological worldview you will have a decent and broad understanding of my current perspective on matters of faith and religion.  I’m a curious student of the Emergent movement in the church and believe that some amazing and desperately needed revelations will be the result of the questions and challenges that are brought to the forefront through postmodern and emergent conversations. If you are curious to take the quiz, click on the link at the bottom that asks, "What’s your theological worldview?"  It is a very quick assessment.

You scored as 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.

Emergent/Postmodern

86%

Modern Liberal

64%

Neo orthodox

61%

Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan

46%

Classical Liberal

43%

Roman Catholic

36%

Charismatic/Pentecostal

29%

Reformed Evangelical

25%

Fundamentalist

0%

What’s your theological worldview?
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3 Comments

  • Bryan

    Hey, thanks for the comment. I will have to take the quiz at home. I’m at work (oops!) and my browser won’t open certain pages – the quiz was one of them. But, I’ll be sure to let you know.
    I took it from your “Brady” post (regarding your wedding) that you are Baptist. Or was it simply in a Baptist church? I would be interested to hear some of your thoughts. I know from things we’ve come to expect from certain “fundie” Baptists that they are generally narrow-minded when it comes to women in ministry – particularly the priesthood.
    My wife and I have experienced similar narrow-mindedness in Charismatic circles (a tradition we both came from), and my wife can get hopping mad with those fundies. As youth pastors, we were both equally involved in the preaching among other things.

  • Mel

    Grady – Of course you are cool. I enjoy having a token fundy in our friend group. 🙂 Just kidding. I think it is awesome that breadth of theological worldviews we have in our group and it makes for interesting and stretching conversations. If we always hung out with like-minded folks, we can get a little arrogant in our personal views and forget to be tolerant with one another. PS – We’ll work on the total depravity thing, you Purtian. 🙂

  • Grady

    I scored as a Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan 86%, followed close by a tie between Fundamentalist and Classic Liberal at 64%! Guess I am old school. I did score at 50% Emergent/Postmodern, so maybe I can be a little bit cool too?
    You are an evangelical in the Wesleyan tradition. You believe that God’s grace enables you to choose to believe in him, even though you yourself are totally depraved. The gift of the Holy Spirit gives you assurance of your salvation, and he also enables you to live the life of obedience to which God has called us. You are influenced heavly by John Wesley and the Methodists.

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