Monday, December 17, 2007

theological worldview unpacked, sort of

so, i saw on his blog that dave madden had taken this quiz, and i took it. i knew i wasn't a fundamentalist. i don't know the difference between a "classical liberal" and a "modern liberal," so i'm not too concerned about that. i do think the questions on the quiz are incomplete - because i am also deeply orthodox; i believe deeply and passionately in what i believe jesus' message and purpose were. i don't actually think that's particularly new; i think it's really old. but maybe it's new in that not many church models in the last few hundred years have been focused that way. no wonder i didn't feel at home in The Church.

What's your theological worldview?
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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.



Classical Liberal


Modern Liberal




Roman Catholic


Neo orthodox


Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan


Reformed Evangelical





simplegestures said...

here are my results from same quiz

although, I took it last summer, so not even sure if I've changed since know, being postmodernist in my outlook, i'm very fluid...hehehe

Rick Diamond said...

hey lfc - we pomos are definitely fluid folk ...
some days i feel less like living water and more like sludge, but maybe that's just because this fall has been so busy!

Anonymous said...

um, for a minute i thought you wrote, "we pornos" instead of "pomos". but anyway...

i'm pomo/emergent too!

Rick Diamond said...

after all those years of writing and reading and research about postmodernism and postmodernity and postmoderns, i finally just allowed myself to use an abbreviation ... :-)

i have a suspicion that there are many, many of us emergent/pomos out there. which cracks me up because isn't it supposed to be an 18-30 year old thing? and i'm freakin' OLD!

Melinda Hasting said...

You ain't OLD, brotha- You's just gettin' started!