Theological Worldview Quiz

I took a theological worldview test and came out Wesleyan. Dang. I didn’t want to be Wesleyan. I thought John Wesley was a bit of a jerk at times, despite writing lots of great songs. I always liked George Whitefield better.

“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 86%

Emergent/Postmodern 71%

Charismatic/Pentecostal 64%

Neo orthodox 54%

Reformed Evangelical 46%

Fundamentalist 39%

Roman Catholic 39%

Classical Liberal 25%

Modern Liberal 21%

What is your theological worldview?

Thanks to Lev, whose Dad took the test and came out “Emergent/Postmodern”

Andrew

Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name “Precious” :-)

16 Comments

  • I came out as 89% Emergent/Postmodern and only 7% fundamentalist. 😀
    I think that was because I wasn’t sure what they were on about at times and put lots of dots halfway between agree and disagree. Plus so often my own view lies somewhere in the middle of two opposing views.
    And I don’t especially think of myself as emergent or post-modern, although I realise I have tendencies in those directions.

  • I scored the Emergent/Postmodern, closely followed by Neo orthodox, which was no surpise. A decade ago it probably would have been my 3rd and fourth, Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan and Classical Liberal on top.

  • 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 75%
    Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan 57%
    Blah, blah, blah…
    So maybe Karin is right – perhaps there are a small number of questions that tip the balance in one direction or another.
    As a footnote, I blogged this before Andrew so we must all be reading the same stuff. Which is quite sad in a way.
    J

  • I must say I do agree with everything in the statement that describes the “emergent/postmodern” Christian, although I remain in my evangelical Baptist church. I am finding it a bit of a struggle at the moment as we have been without a pastor for nearly 2 years now and we get a motley assortment of preachers – some have been excellent and some totally dire. So far I remain convinced that I should try to change my church from within, although if our new pastor leans too far in the direction of Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan Christianity I may give up the attempt.
    I refute the idea that human beings are depraved: messed up certainly, but also full of God-given potential for good. We are made in the image of God after all and however spoiled, something of that image must remain. Also the wider implications of believing that human beings are depraved seem pretty negative from what I have observed.
    Postmodern thinking has probably influenced the assurance of salvation I once had, but I put my trust in a far kinder God than I once did: One who deals with us with much more grace than I used to believe.
    I’d be interested in how much those who consider themselves to be part of the Emergent Church agree or disagree with either of these “statements of faith” (i.e. the Evangelical Holiness /Wesleyan and the Emergent/Postmodern as quoted by Andrew and Joe respectively).
    Karin

  • Emergent/Postmodern 71%
    Neo orthodox 61%
    Reformed Evangelical 61%
    Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan 54%
    Charismatic/Pentecostal 46%
    Classical Liberal 36%
    Roman Catholic 36%
    Fundamentalist 29%
    Modern Liberal 29%

  • Whew. I passed.

    Whew, I was worried but scored well. Thanks Andrew for the test page. You scored as Emergent/Postmodern [by our team of highly trained experts, you know have the force with you.] You are Emergent/Postmodern in your theology. You feel

  • Update: Not only my dad came out “Emergent/Postmodern” but so did my older sister! I guess I am a second generation “Emergent”…weird.
    P.s. I hope this doesn’t become elietist.
    Chad (82%emergent)

  • I scored very much the same as Andrew. Does that make this Canadian blogger an honourary Kiwi?
    Except for the cool accent, that is. :p

  • I came out the same as you, Andrew. But I am not really the label(s) suggested. Seemed like the questions were too specific to their author’s context/circumstance.
    Or maybe I’m a jerk like you suggest John was and I’m just pissy at the test.
    Or maybe it’s because I married a Canadian (Robbymac!).

  • Just for the record, David Malouf did not actually marry Robbymac.
    David meant he married a Canadian, and Robbymac is also a Canadian. 🙂
    Dang, this is how rumours get started!

  • Greetings from a fellow disgruntled Wesleyan. Thanks for the quiz site; it’s giving me somewhere to spring from.

  • here’s me. not sure what i think of this, and new to all the labels. some of the questions were so black and white they were hard to answer.
    Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan 93%
    Neo orthodox 71%
    Fundamentalist 64%
    Charismatic/Pentecostal 61%
    Emergent/Postmodern 61%
    Reformed Evangelical 54%
    Classical Liberal 29%
    Modern Liberal 21%
    Roman Catholic 4%

  • My Theological Worldview

    Andrew Jones posted a link to a theological worldview test… I was intrigued enough to take it.
    96% Emergent/Postmodern??? I really don’t try folks… I just answered the questions honestly 😀
    Emergent/Postmodern 96%
    Evangelical Holiness/Wesl…

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