Monday, April 02, 2007

Theological Worldview

I have preached on worldview. It is the lens or lenses through which each one of us understands and responds to the circumstances in our lives. I believe that Christians should have a worldview that is heavily weighted toward a biblical understanding of God as revealed through Jesus Christ. And that our response to the world should be patterned as much as possible after the life and teaching of Jesus Christ.

As a way of discovering how you may view the world, I would present this blog quiz. What is posted here is my results. I will interpret at the end. But you can also find your own theological worldview by following the link.

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

57%

Roman Catholic

57%

Neo orthodox

46%

Classical Liberal

36%

Charismatic/Pentecostal

25%

Reformed Evangelical

25%

Fundamentalist

18%

Modern Liberal

7%

What's your theological worldview?
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It is appropriate that I would have a Wesleyan/Holiness worldview. That has been an intentional pursuit. I have a deep and abiding respect for John Wesley, the founding force behind Methodism. I read Wesley's writings about faith and how followers of Christ should live. I agree with Wesley's theological points. I also read other writers in this tradtion.

But the second category is also very important. Emergent/postmodern worldviews reflect a growing movement in the church. It is also something that reflects who I am at this time in my life. It is part of the title of this blog. It is generational (being in a certain generation) as well as practical (how I think and respond to my environment).

There was a tie between second and third. And third may surprise some. But Roman Catholicism is a traditional church. And I am firmly convinced that the past educates us for the present and bears fruit in the future. It truly captures the Renaissance aspect of the title.

I really love talking about this stuff. But realize some of you have already fallen asleep. So, go find out what your theological worldview is and post comments to continue the conversation.