Shuck and Jive

Monday, December 18, 2006

Not Another Quiz?!?!!?

I am having fun with these silly quizzes. From the guy who brought you "Are you a Heretic?' comes "What is Your Theological Worldview?"

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




Classical Liberal


Roman Catholic


Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan


Neo orthodox




Reformed Evangelical




What's your theological worldview?
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  1. 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 75% Modern Liberal 57% Roman Catholic 57% Classical Liberal 50%

    What's odd is having spent my life in the mainline, having much of my theology come from liberal protestants, I'm not sure how I got this designation. What is your sense of emergentism? Is it something that can connect up witth with churches like the pcusa?

  2. Hi Dwight,

    That definition of emergent/postmodern fits me as well. I have only started to hear the phrase emergent church within the past year, mostly from reading blogs. I thought at first it was another way to speak about evangelicalism--contemporary Christian music, mega-churches, etc.--but it seems to be different. I am not sure how emergent/postmodern relates to progressive (ie. Hal Taussig's definitions and TCPC).

    This is just a speculation, but it appears that progressive has come out of old liberal whereas emergent comes out of old evangelical. I think what is different between the new and the old in both cases is participatory, expressive worship where participants speak rather than just listen and use creative ritual and music. Secondly, and probably an acceptance of marginalized folks (rockers, punks, gays, whatever) in both emergent and progresive. Finally, my hunch is that both have an openness to questions and exploration.

    That is off the top of my head. This would be a good question to explore in more depth.

    I think emergent can and has connected with the PCUSA. I see it is some of the younger clergy (I am talking like an old guy already) and in seminary students. I would imagine that it would be seen in Saturday night or Sunday night services/conversation groups and so forth.

    Thanks for checking in!

  3. But my goodness, John, did you score 25% fundamentalist? What will the congregation say when word of this gets out? I'll have to go back and scrutinize your sermons again, knowing as I do now that you must have injected 25% fundamentalist preaching in there...

  4. Hey Bobby!

    That 25% fundamentalist is similar to country superstars who include a gospel song on their albums out of respect for mama.

  5. Right then; we have to show our mamas respect. I'll call off the riots then. I took the test yesterday and forgot to save it, but I came out as Emergent/Postmodern. I scored a big 0 in fundamentalism though (sorry mama). What in the world did I answer yesterday? My results didn’t even get a light peppering of fundamentalism. I probably need to straighten my act up…

  6. I did this once upon a time - I scored a liberal - and I must say this is true of me.

  7. I scored 4% fundamentalist, I was dismayed because I thought that was 4% too much. :)