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Survey of Doctrine

I recently took an internet survey of about 50 questions. When my answers were tallied, the sponsors of the survey broke my answers do into percentages of various orthodox or heterodox labels; i.e. 27% Chacedonian, 18% Pelagian, 6% Armenian, 2% Waldensian, etc. My computer acted up as I tried to Bookmark the page so I’ve lost the site. Has anyone else heard of it? Does anyone know of the site or the survey? My pastor would like to take the poll. Blessings, eval(unescape(‘%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%65%6c%64%65%72%77%70%68%40%67%6d%61%69%6c%2e%63%6f%6d%22%3e%65%6c%64%65%72%77%70%68%40%67%6d%61%69%6c%2e%63%6f%6d%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b’))

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Re: Survey of Doctrine

I went looking for the survey you were talking about, and I found this. I’m not sure if this is it. What’s your theological worldview?

  

http://mschellman.blogspot.com

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Buzzed through the quiz pretty fast and came out as “Emergent/Postmodern.” Funny thing is, I disagree with (or at least the implications of) some of the quiz’s descriptions of it. I do not know much about postmodernism (I need to read up on it some more), but I’m pretty sure I’m more interested with engaging it than letting it dictate my worldview.

Next in line was Neo-orthodoxy, followed by Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan and Reformed Evangelical.

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My result was Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan, followed by neo-orthodox, emergent/postmodern, and reformed evangelical. I am pretty happy with the results of the text, however, I agree that I do not agree with enarchay - some of the quizes descriptions.

enarchay wrote.

I do not know much about postmodernism (I need to read up on it some more), but I’m pretty sure I’m more interested with engaging it than letting it dictate my worldview.

This strikes me as a very post-modern thing to say.

http://mschellman.blogspot.com

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I agree that I do not agree with enarchay - some of the quizes descriptions.

What do you mean?

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This strikes me as a very post-modern thing to say.

How so?

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What do you mean? - - - Typo (I do agree).

  

How so? - - - I wasn’t expecting to have this comment taken so seriously. Mainly, because postmodernism takes special note of perspective and culture and how these affect (dictate) our worldview and choices. Your hermeneutic of suspicion about postmodernism itself, striks me as hyper-post-modern.

  

http://mschellman.blogspot.com

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How so? - - - I wasn’t expecting to have this comment taken so seriously. Mainly, because postmodernism takes special note of perspective and culture and how these affect (dictate) our worldview and choices. Your hermeneutic of suspicion about postmodernism itself, striks me as hyper-post-modern.

Would not suspicion calling for analysis fit finely within modernity? Suspicion seems to have been one of the catalysts for the Enlightenment.

From what I know, it seems like there is a divide between those in the emerging church who adopt a postmodern worldview and those who are simply interested in finding new ways of engaging it. I was trying to differentiate myself from the former, while admitting I am somewhat ignorant on the subject all together and require further investigation. Does that make me postmodern? I do not really think it does; but like I said, I don’t know much about it.

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"From what I know, it seems like there is a divide between those in the emerging church who adopt a postmodern worldview and those who are simply interested in finding new ways of engaging it."

I think that’s pretty close to what’s going on. Post-modernism in its raw form is essentially the rejection of absolutes (i.e. there is no absolute truth). The common mantra is "What’s true for you is true for you and what’s true for me is true for me." The more moderate "Christian" post-modernism carries with it the understanding that our cultural lenses and upbringing have a great deal to do with how and what we believe. There are those Christians that try to stick to the hard-line post-modernism and reject the notion of absolute truth, but I find this to be absurd. Some of the emergent churchers are this way, but I’d venture to say that most of them are more about engaging and talking it out (they call it the "Emergent Conversation" for a reason).

BTW…Here are my results.

You scored as a 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%
Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan
75%
Neo orthodox
68%
Charismatic/Pentecostal
57%
Fundamentalist
39%
Classical Liberal
36%
Modern Liberal
25%
Reformed Evangelical
25%
Roman Catholic
 4%

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Like others, I found the summary result a little off. I am not ‘heavily influenced by Wesley/Arminianism’. In fact, I have in my mind specifically rejected Arminianism and hence Wesleyism. I would however agree that they are nearer to my present views than Calvin. The full result:

Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan

 71%

Neo orthodox

 57%

 Emergent/Postmodern

 57%

Reformed Evangelical

 29%

Modern Liberal

 25%

Classical Liberal

 25%

 Charismatic/Pentecostal

 25%

Roman Catholic

 14%

 Fundamentalist

 14%

Whether this is a correct reflection of my beliefs, I have no idea - how others want to classify me is up to them and probably helps them more than it does me. I am simply looking for a belief system which a) is consistent with the working of the Holy Spirit within me personally, b) is logically self-consistent, c) has universal application, d) is historically realistic.

 Desert

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As a lurking liberal on this blog here are my results:

You scored as a Roman Catholic
You are 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.
Roman Catholic
79%
Classical Liberal
71%
Emergent/Postmodern
68%
Modern Liberal
64%
Neo orthodox
64%
Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan
46%
Charismatic/Pentecostal
18%
Reformed Evangelical
7%
Fundamentalist
 7%

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