Monday, February 06, 2012

My Theological Worldview || Now and Then

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.


Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan
Classical Liberal
Neo orthodox
Roman Catholic
Modern Liberal
Reformed Evangelical

My Comments:
I'm not sure how accurate this test is, since I don't consider myself to be Emergent or Postmodern, as I tend to disagree with a lot of what teachers say from those camps. But, it is interesting for me to reflect on the last time I took this same test.

As far as being alienated from older forms of church, I agree that they don't connect to modern culture very well. But that's assuming that the church hasn't evolved to meet that younger generation. Jesus is never out-dated, and neither is his Gospel; but that doesn't mean that communications technology and music doesn't need to evolve. We need to be spiritually conservative, but culturally liberal.

Nobody knows the whole truth about God. Dialogue will certainly help us learn more, as God meets individuals in different ways. But the Bible gives us a four-dimensional perspective of Jesus, who ultimately shows us what God is like (John 14:9).

Evangelism should take place within relationships; it's never worked so well otherwise. I'd like to expand on this, but for now I'll just say that evangelism is a delicate subject for me. I understand the damage that can and has been done in the name of God, and the more I can distance myself from that, the better I feel about how I share my faith.

The church should be a place where people can feel safe to ask questions. I fully agree with this, and currently align myself with the kind of church that is strong in doing this. Judgement is reserved for God, not man.

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