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Sunday, February 11, 2007

my theological worldview

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.



Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan


Classical Liberal


Neo orthodox


Roman Catholic




Modern Liberal


Reformed Evangelical




What's your theological worldview?
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At first glance, it looks like I haven't changed much in the 14 months since I first took this test. I'm still classified as Emergent/Postmodern, though I've never fully embraced that label. Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan is second on the list, followed by Classical Liberal.

But a closer look reveals significant change. My Emergent score has dropped by 11%, while Wesleyan has increased 14% since the first test. At this rate, in another four months I'll be a true Methodist.

Also increasing by double digits were Neo orthodox (15%) and Roman Catholic (11%).

I think two factors have grown in their influence in my life over the past year, and these have influenced the direction my journey has taken. First was my involvement with Advocates to End Chronic Homelessness before I left Wichita. Working with Christians from so many different denominations has helped me to have a greater respect for those with whom I disagree theologically.

The second factor has been a growing interest in practices of the ancient church. From Lectio Divina to labyrinths, the more I learn about the historic Christian faith, the less I want to forge a new Christianity for a new world. The more I read about the saints of old, the more I want them and not modern society to be my frame of reference.



At 2/12/2007 5:09 AM, Blogger Andrew C said...

Bruce - Thank you for being willing to share your scores openly. It seems to be an interesting quiz. I look forward to taking it myself. Thanks!


At 2/14/2007 12:40 PM, Blogger John Wesley said...

I should like to offer my most humble salutations and felicitations on this festal day of St. Valentine. I have the highest regard for our community, the “Methoblog” and wish we could make acquaintance under more auspicious circumstances as I am sure that these acquaintances may yet become a valuable and enriching friendship as we exhort and instruct each other to be conformed in the image of Christ.

I remain God’s most humble servant,

John Wesley

At 2/14/2007 9:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just want everyone who reads this and the author to know that in large part his talks with his wife are also a big influence.

From: his wife

(He influences me too. Lord help us.)

At 2/15/2007 5:18 PM, Blogger John said...

[sticks tongue out]

My Fundy score is ten times that of yours!

Beat that!

At 2/16/2007 7:01 PM, Blogger truevyne said...

I'm apparently a Evangelical Holiness Wesleyen followed closely by Emergent/Post Modern. Hmmm. Hope we can still be friends.grin.

At 2/20/2007 12:31 PM, Anonymous Jim said...

Good Methodist.


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