Thursday, April 07, 2005

What Denomination Are You (Now)?

Kristin and I were impressed with this quiz. It's not perfect, but overall does a good job of defining some important doctrinal differences. Here are my results:

1: Presbyterian/Reformed (100%)
2: Eastern Orthodox (79%)
3: Anglican/Episcopal/Church of England (75%)
4: Congregational/United Church of Christ (75%)
5: Lutheran (71%)
6: Baptist (Reformed/Particular/Calvinistic) (61%)
7: Roman Catholic (56%)
8: Church of Christ/Campbellite (47%)
9: Methodist/Wesleyan/Nazarene (42%)
10: Seventh-Day Adventist (25%)
11: Baptist (non-Calvinistic)/Plymouth Brethren/Fundamentalist (24%)
12: Pentecostal/Charismatic/Assemblies of God (24%)
13: Anabaptist (Mennonite/Quaker etc.) (14%)

In the post's title don't miss the "Now". Ordinarily you'll have a hard time properly understanding different Christian traditions if you only learn about them from your own denomination. Regrettably, denominations tend to present stawman arguments about "those other guys" which don't adequately represent others' distinctives. This is what thunderpuppies are made of.

"The one who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him." (Prov 18:17 ESV)

6 comments:

Barb said...

Well said Tim.

Anonymous said...

Pastor Friend's results:
1: Presbyterian/Reformed (100%)
2: Anglican/Episcopal/Church of England (76%)
3: Eastern Orthodox (74%)
4: Congregational/United Church of Christ (73%)
5: Lutheran (73%)
6: Baptist (Reformed/Particular/Calvinistic) (65%)
7: Roman Catholic (58%)
8: Church of Christ/Campbellite (36%)
9: Methodist/Wesleyan/Nazarene (29%)
10: Baptist (non-Calvinistic)/Plymouth Brethren/Fundamentalist (21%)
11: Seventh-Day Adventist (21%)
12: Pentecostal/Charismatic/Assemblies of God (13%)
13: Anabaptist (Mennonite/Quaker etc.) (5%)

Tim said...

Hey! You're more Lutheran than me and I'm a closet-Lutheran, er... or maybe a crypto-Calvinist. Oh uh, what am I?

Weston Hicks said...

Your results for Christian Traditions Selector
Send your comments to Pete, the creator of this selector.
Rank Item Percent
1: Presbyterian/Reformed (100%)
2: Anglican/Episcopal/Church of England (96%)
3: Eastern Orthodox (95%)
4: Lutheran (82%)
5: Congregational/United Church of Christ (80%)
6: Roman Catholic (73%)
7: Baptist (Reformed/Particular/Calvinistic) (61%)
8: Church of Christ/Campbellite (39%)
9: Methodist/Wesleyan/Nazarene (32%)
10: Seventh-Day Adventist (30%)
11: Baptist (non-Calvinistic)/Plymouth Brethren/Fundamentalist (19%)
12: Pentecostal/Charismatic/Assemblies of God (17%)
13: Anabaptist (Mennonite/Quaker etc.) (12%)

-Man, I am almost as Anglican as I am Reformed. I need to give Ray Sutton a call.

Barb said...

LOL@ Weston.

Tim, which Lutheran church are you attending? Website?

Tim said...

Bethlehem Lutheran (LCMS)

http://bethlehem7.org