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Had lots of conversations about this Theological worldview quiz recently, so I thought I would post it on this blog too. It isn’t too serious, and neither is it flawless, but it is interesting and a good discussion starter. Take it here, and post your results in the comments below.

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12 thoughts on “What is your Theological worldview?

  1. Anonymous says:

    Nice idea with this site its better than most of the rubbish I come across.
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  2. Stephen Mawhinney says:

    Yawn, another Methodists masquerading as an Anglican. How can we ever have a proper debate at cotc if we’re all Postmodern Wesleyans. Where were the questions on Knox, Calvin, Spurgeon etc!

    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%
    Reformed Evangelical

    68%
    Emergent/Postmodern

    61%
    Neo orthodox

    54%
    Roman Catholic

    50%
    Fundamentalist

    43%
    Classical Liberal

    39%
    Charismatic/Pentecostal

    39%
    Modern Liberal

    32%

  3. Sara McAllister says:

    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.

    Fundamentalist 79%
    Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan 79%
    Reformed Evangelical 71%
    Neo orthodox 68%
    Emergent/Postmodern 68%
    Charismatic/Pentecostal 50%
    Roman Catholic 46%
    Classical Liberal 32%
    Modern Liberal 25%

    While some of this is correct some is quite wrong. I think this quiz seriously flawed. Different traditions understand certain terms to mean different things. Also, for many of the questions such as the importance of communion and different styles of worship are poorly formatted. I believe all of these things (worship, communion, teaching, etc) are important and no one is more important than the other. Further, worship, in my definition is all of these things…. our whole existence should be lived in worship as we demonstrate the love of Jesus to those around us. Anyhow… interesting quiz. I had never heard of Karl Barth and found his views and history to be very interesting.

  4. tommy p with lots of time on his hands says:

    Hmm. Quite a broad range actually with the top four…although I’ve no idea who the theologians were so just put ‘3’ for them. maybe it would change things but not that much I guess. What’s interesting is i’m not exceptionally stron on anything…shouldn’t that mean i’m a wooly liberal?! Very glad to see that fundamentalist scored low, though.

    Emergent/Postmodern 71%
    Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan 68%
    Roman Catholic 64%
    Neo orthodox 61%
    Charismatic/Pentecostal 50%
    Classical Liberal 46%
    Modern Liberal 36%
    Reformed Evangelical 21%
    Fundamentalist 21%

  5. mark fletcher says:

    I wonder what your feelings are on the significance of these results?

    Out of interest here are some of the blurbs for different outcomes…

    You scored as Reformed Evangelical. You take the Bible very seriously because it is God’s Word. You most likely hold to TULIP and are skeptical about the possibilities of universal atonement or resistible grace. The most important thing the Church can do is make sure people hear how they can go to heaven when they die.

    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.

    You are a fundamentalist. You take the Bible as the foundation of your faith and read it very literally, and it shapes your worldview. Non-fundamentalist Christians have watered-down the Gospel in your view, and academic study of the Bible stops us from ‘taking God at his word.’ Science is opposed to faith, as it contradicts basic biblical truths.

    You scored as Roman Catholic. Church tradition and ecclesial authority are hugely important, and the most important part of worship for you is mass. As the Mother of God, Mary is important in your theology, and as the communion of saints includes the living and the dead, you can also ask the saints to intercede for you.

    You scored as Charismatic/Pentecostal. You believe in the primacy of spiritual gifts and the importance of renewal of the body of Christ. You are likely to be suspicious of or even hostile to older non-charismatic churches and revival is high on your list of priorities. You are a firm believer that God’s Spirit is as active today as in biblical times and you are likely to devote less time to academic study of the Bible and theology.

  6. clare says:

    not much to dispute here. am either horribly predictable or very self aware…

    Emergent/Postmodern 86%
    Neo orthodox 68%
    Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan 64%
    Modern Liberal 43%
    Roman Catholic 43%
    Classical Liberal 39%
    Charismatic/Pentecostal 25%
    Reformed Evangelical 21%
    Fundamentalist 11%

  7. Anonymous says:

    I did the test again after doing some reading about the theologans mentioned, and I came out differently this time…

    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 71%
    Emergent/Postmodern 71%
    Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan 64%
    Fundamentalist 57%
    Reformed Evangelical 50%
    Charismatic/Pentecostal 46%
    Classical Liberal 43%
    Modern Liberal 29%
    Roman Catholic 25%

    I had never heard of P T Forsyth, but after this came up I went and looked at some of his stuff, and it is really good. I learnt something from this!

    RM.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Angela Said….

    hmmmm, sure i am more charismatic than this!…think i’ll have to redo those questions.

    Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan 89%
    Emergent/Postmodern 82%
    Roman Catholic 61%
    Neo orthodox 50%
    Reformed Evangelical 43%
    Modern Liberal 25%
    Classical Liberal 25%
    Charismatic/Pentecostal 21%
    Fundamentalist 14%

  9. statmatt says:

    Yes… I ended up about 90% Weslyan interestingly. Don’t quite know how that happened… and rather more Roman Catholic than my rejection of the Pope should allow. Still…

  10. sophia says:

    Emergent/Postmodern 86%
    Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan 71%
    Neo orthodox 68%
    Charismatic/Pentecostal 46%
    Roman Catholic 46%
    Modern Liberal 36%
    Classical Liberal 36%
    Fundamentalist 29%
    Reformed Evangelical 25%

    Although some of the questions are quite open to interpretation aren’t they?….I wonder how they define “worship”, “gifts of the spirit” and “supreme authority of the Bible”…..

  11. Jeremy says:

    Emergent/Postmodern 93%
    Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan 71%
    Neo orthodox 64%
    Modern Liberal 57%
    Classical Liberal 46%
    Roman Catholic 43%
    Charismatic/Pentecostal 43%
    Reformed Evangelical 29%
    Fundamentalist 29%
    Oh dear. Slightly disturbed at how high the liberal scored there. Think I must have hit the ‘I don’t know’ button too many times…

  12. mark fletcher says:

    I just took the quiz again.

    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%
    Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan 71%
    Neo orthodox 68%
    Roman Catholic 57%
    Reformed Evangelical 50%
    Charismatic/Pentecostal 36%
    Classical Liberal 29%
    Modern Liberal 25%
    Fundamentalist 18%

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