New quiz: I’m a Congregationalist – United Church of Christ

Just did one of those new what’s your denomination type of quiz (Hat tip: CD-Host). I didn’t know I was a Congregationalist-United Church of Christ.  I also come out high on Lutheran, Reformed and Calvinistic Baptist (surprise?); but genuinely surprised about Eastern Orthodox being high at #6 and Charismatic being low at #7. I don’t take these quizzes very seriously because they’re full of theological-interpretive biases.

(100%) 1: Congregational/United Church of Christ
(97%) 2: Lutheran
(94%) 3: Presbyterian/Reformed
(91%) 4: Baptist (Reformed/Particular/Calvinistic)
(80%) 5: Anglican/Episcopal/Church of England
(75%) 6: Eastern Orthodox
(75%) 7: Pentecostal/Charismatic/Assemblies of God
(66%) 8: Baptist (non-Calvinistic)/Plymouth Brethren/Fundamentalist
(55%) 9: Anabaptist (Mennonite/Quaker etc.)
(55%) 10: Roman Catholic
(52%) 11: Methodist/Wesleyan/Nazarene
(50%) 12: Church of Christ/Campbellite
(44%) 13: Seventh-Day Adventist

Quiz: What is your theological worldview

I do not know how reliable this quiz. I think misses out on other important things and does not cover everyone. I did not know I was Wesleyan. Well, some dispute the quiz saying that it does not accurately describe them…but have a try. HatTip: Byron.
Here is the link to the quiz here. [added]

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

71%

Emergent/Postmodern

57%

Modern Liberal

54%

Roman Catholic

54%

Neo orthodox

54%

Classical Liberal

43%

Charismatic/Pentecostal

39%

Fundamentalist

29%

My reults: quiz on NT us the OT

Zondervan describes this quiz as:

“Only 7 questions long, this quiz reveals your view of how the NT authors understood and used the OT in their writings. Though a simplification of a complex topic, it places participants into one of three categories (or “views”). It’s meant to be fun and informative. For a full treatment of the subject, see the book “Three Views of the New Testament Use of the Old Testament” (November, 2008), in which Walter C. Kaiser Jr., Darrell L. Bock, and Peter Enns each represent a particular view.”

Hat tip to: Jeff, ElShaddai Edwards and Peter Kirk. I came out the same as ElShaddai but different from Jeff, Peter, and TC.



Here are my results from this quiz:


NT Use of the OT — Test Your View!
Fuller Meaning, Single Goal view

You seem to be most closely aligned with the Fuller Meaning, Single Goal view, a view defended by Peter Enns in the book “Three Views on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament” (edited by Kenneth Berding and Jonathan Lunde, Nov. 2008). Since the NT writers held a single-minded conviction that the Scriptures point to and are fulfilled in Christ, this view suggests that the NT writers perceive this meaning in OT texts, even when their OT authors did not have that meaning in mind when they wrote. It should be noted, however, that advocates of this view are careful not to deny the importance of the grammatical-historical study of the OT text so as to understand the OT authors on their own terms. For more info, see the book, or attend a special session devoted to the topic at the ETS Annual Meeting in Providence, RI (Nov. 2008); Walter C. Kaiser Jr., Darrell L. Bock, and Peter Enns will all present their views.

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Hey, I’m a sage!

I was rated as a Sage on a spiritual-types test. Peter Kirk had a link to this spirtual-types test at Upper Room Ministries. I tried it out an came out as a sage, which doesn’t surprise me but I also thought maybe prophet was a possibility, but I don’t trust my judgment about these things anyway. The test is probably quite accurate because I’m a thinker-type (an INTP on the Meyers-Brigg).

The results of the spiritual-types test describes a sage like this:

You are a Sage, characterized by a thinking or head spirituality. You value responsibility, logic, and order. Maybe that’s why you were voted “Most Dependable” by your high school classmates. Structure and organization are important to you. What would the world be like without you? Chaos, that’s what! Your favorite words include should, ought, and be prepared. What makes you feel warm and fuzzy? Like Tevye from Fiddler on the Roof it’s tradition! tradition! tradition!

Because you love words, written or spoken, you enjoy a good lecture, serious discussions, and theological reflection. Prayer for you usually is verbal. You thrive on activity and gatherings of people, such as study groups. Sages on retreat likely would fill every day with planned activities, leaving little time for silence or solitude.

We need Sages for your clear thinking and orderly ways. You pay attention to details that others overlook. Sages make contributions to education, publishing, and theology. You often are the ones who feel a duty to serve, give, care, and share with the rest of us.

On the other hand, sometimes you seem unfeeling, too intellectual, or dry. Can you say “dogmatic”? You may need to experience the freedom of breaking a rule or two every now and then. God’s grace covers Sages too, you know!

Famous Sages:

Mr. Spock | Dilbert | Elrond
Dietrich Bonhoeffer | Maya Angelou | Linus (Peanuts)
Yoda (Star Wars) | Andy Griffith | Mr. Miyagi
The Buddha | Rodin’s The Thinker | Moses
Ross Geller | Matthew (the Gospel writer) | Tiger Woods