Call me Neo . . .

<%image(20050616-barth.jpg|75|99|barth)%> I just took a quiz at quizfarm.com on my theological world view. As no surprise to myself, I came out 89% Neo-Orthodox (Neo-Orthodoxy on Wikipedia) and 86% Emergent/Postmodern. I would assume this is because on many of the issues that polarize the church I put myself smack in the middle, no willing to deny or affirm the statement. For example, “Jesus was a great moral teacher whom we should try to imitate.” Agree or disagree? Heck, both! Yes he was a great moral teacher, but that’s hardly a picture of Jesus, the Son of God, Savior, etc. But if I disagree am I saying that he’s immoral or something? I guess that’s the limitations of a survey.

This is a fun little survey to take and it raises some interesting issues through the questions that got me thinking. The rest of my results are below.

You scored as Neo orthodox. You are neo-orthodox. You reject the human-centredness and scepticism of liberal theology, but neither do you go to the other extreme and make the Bible the central issue for faith. You believe that Christ is God’s most important revelation to humanity, and the Trinity is hugely important in your theology. The Bible is also important because it points us to the revelation of Christ. You are influenced by Karl Barth and P T Forsyth.

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Neo orthodox

89%

Emergent/Postmodern

86%

Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan

75%

Charismatic/Pentecostal

57%

Reformed Evangelical

50%

Classical Liberal

39%

Roman Catholic

36%

Fundamentalist

25%

Modern Liberal

14%

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2 thoughts on “Call me Neo . . .

  1. Josh

    Here’s mine Ed… just thought you’d be interested. I would also be interested in some of our other participators posting their results. Anyone?

    "You scored as Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan. 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."

    Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan – 93%
    Reformed Evangelical – 79%
    Fundamentalist – 68%
    Neo orthodox – 46%
    Emergent/Postmodern – 43%
    Charismatic/Pentecostal – 39%
    Classical Liberal – 32%
    Modern Liberal – 14%
    Roman Catholic – 4%

  2. nate hulfish

    Well, I guess this is me…

    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 – 79%
    Neo orthodox – 68%
    Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan – 64%
    Charismatic/Pentecostal – 54%
    Roman Catholic – 50%
    Fundamentalist – 46%
    Classical Liberal – 32%
    Modern Liberal – 32%
    Reformed Evangelical – 25%

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