Thursday, August 02, 2007

Theological World View

I found this survey at Anchors and Masts. The results are interesting and I have to say that the "summary" states pretty accurately my world view. The part I found to be quite curious is that in my post About Me I said I am "a reforming fundamentalist" and that category has now scored the lowest today. Does that mean I am "reformed"?

So much to learn. So little time.

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

82%

Neo orthodox

61%

Classical Liberal

61%

Roman Catholic

57%

Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan

57%

Modern Liberal

57%

Charismatic/Pentecostal

54%

Reformed Evangelical

18%

Fundamentalist

11%

What's your theological worldview?
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flickr fan photo and comments are here

The results showed a photo (which I removed due to spacing issues) of Brian McLaren whose book "a Generous Orthodoxy" was one of my recent reads. I highly recommend it. I found much clarity in seeing both the differences and similarites among the various forms of theological views. The one category the survey left out is "unfinished Christian." It is probably the one I can most enthusiastically claim!

4 comments:

Tess said...

I like "unfinished Christian!". I can see I'll have to get the McLaren book - perhaps from the library as book recommendations from bloggy friends are costing me a fortune!
Thanks for the link, and love the fan photo.

Anonymous said...

Loved your post, took the survey and no surprise this Methodist girl was also and Emergent/Postmodern!! I'm currently doing the Course in Miracles which has added a whole new dimention to this piece of clay still on the Potter's wheel 'aka Unfinished Christian!. A Theme that I am studying in the Course in Miracles.....If I am a true son/daughter of God the teaching is that makes me a true sibling/sister/brother to Christ, part human/part divine....hence part of the Trinity with my other sisters/brothers/siblings of the world.....changes the way I feel about myself, my earthly and finally my heavenly family.....! I'd love Lucy's thoughts on this!? Love, Pamela

Shelby said...

My husband has the McLaren book.. he loves this author.

great post! Happy Friday :)

lucy said...

i think "unfinished" Christian is my favorite! i have always loved the concept of being an unfinished woman, because if we are finished...then what??

pamela--lucy's first and initial response to your post is "Amen." i will ponder it a bit more and see what pops out.

happy friday to you, too, shelby, et al!