Thursday, June 16, 2005

Home Improvement and My Theological Worldview

Three weeks ago I found out Scott was going to have the whole summer off, no summer school this year. At first I was leery of what that would mean for my days. I tend to want to play all day when he's home -- neglecting basic housekeeping, laundry, etc. But it's been fabulous.

The first week we cleaned out the pantry and the bathroom cabinet and held a yard sale. Last week we met our homeschooling friends at a huge waterpark two hours away, and the boys had a blast. Then I painted my living and dining rooms. The living room took a day and a half and three coats of paint. The dining room took me all of one day, but in spurts because Scott wasn't home the whole time to take care of the boys. I love the new color -- pale blue with a hint of turquoise. But the kelley green carpet looks even more hideous, and it is now obvious that the woodwork and ceilings are in desperate need of fresh white paint as well. So I'll be doing that piecemeal over the next month before we rip out the carpet and Scott installs new wood flooring.

For now, I still have to get pictures back on the walls, and clean the house in time for an Arbonne skincare party I'm hosting tommorrow night. But first I wanted to share a little quiz I found via A Progressive Christian. The quiz is called "What's your theological worldview?" My results are below, and sound pretty accurate, though I've never heard of Karl Barth or P T Forsyth. Also, I'm surprised that my Charismatic/Pentecostal score is so low, since those are the kinds of churches I grew up in. I guess my years as an Episcopalian have taken over! I'm curious about the descriptions of the other categories. So, please take the quiz and post your own results in the comment section!

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.

Neo orthodox

82%

Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan

68%

Emergent/Postmodern

64%

Roman Catholic

57%

Classical Liberal

46%

Fundamentalist

46%

Reformed Evangelical

43%

Charismatic/Pentecostal

36%

Modern Liberal

21%



What's your theological worldview?
created with QuizFarm.com

6 comments:

Brad said...

Here are my results. My top 4 are the same as your 2-5. Neo orthodox was down a ways for me, though given the description and my answers to the questions that kind of surprises me.

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
.................... 79%
Emergent/Postmodern
................... 75%
Roman Catholic
.............. 54%
Classical Liberal
............. 50%
Charismatic/Pentecostal
............ 46%
Neo orthodox
............ 46%
Reformed Evangelical
.......... 39%
Fundamentalist
......... 36%
Modern Liberal
........ 32%

Crankenpants said...

Very Interesting.....

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 68%
Neo orthodox 64%
Reformed/Evangelical 57%
Fundamentalist 46%
Emergent/Postmodern 39%
Modern Liberal 29%
Charismatic/Pentecostal 29%
Classical Liberal 21%
Roman Catholic 18%

I too like to play hookie when my husband has his fridays off all summer.

mom said...

Well,well, very interesting! I am an emergent post modernest. The test described me pretty well in my present state. I wonder if my age and experience have alot to do with the results. It would have been interesting to take this test in my twenties or thirties.

Sarah said...

I scored as Emergent/Post Modern in my theology even though I may disagree with the first sentence of the description. Here it is: 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%
Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan

75%
Roman Catholic

75%
Neo orthodox

64%
Charismatic/Pentecostal

50%
Classical Liberal

39%
Fundamentalist

36%
Reformed Evangelical

29%
Modern Liberal

14%

Jocelyn said...

This surprised me since I have never even been to a Methodist service, I don't think??? Well I sure never attended one regularly. Also I didn't know what some things meant so I put myself in the middle, so maybe I should have put a disagree instead. Hmm. not sure, maybe i'll take it again another day and do it differently and see how it comes out.

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

82%
Fundamentalist

75%
Neo orthodox

64%
Emergent/Postmodern

61%
Classical Liberal

43%
Reformed Evangelical

43%
Charismatic/Pentecostal

39%
Roman Catholic

32%
Modern Liberal

21%

Jasper said...

This is interesting - I agree with my results too, at least for the majority of my views.
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

71%
Classical Liberal

64%
Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan

61%
Modern Liberal

36%
Charismatic/Pentecostal

32%
Roman Catholic

32%
Reformed Evangelical

21%
Neo orthodox

14%
Fundamentalist

7%

Related Posts with Thumbnails