Friday, February 29, 2008

A Progressive "Outed?"

I took the Scott McKnight hermeneutics quiz, and they told me I'm a progressive. I scored a 67 out of 100, and progressives fall between 66-100. Hmmm.

Shoot me now.


Anonymous Derek said...

Wow, i had no idea you were more liberal than me (57). I'm glad i wasn't mentored by you for more than i was, or i would have been in danger of backsliding, and losing my salvation (read: sarcasm).

Also, was your last line permission, or an invitation?

Blessings brother.

7:00 PM  
Anonymous Curtis said...

At least I scored the coveted 'Conservative' with my score of 43. I'm not sure I appreciate some of the questions. Some of them seem to neglect the whole idea of Christ fulfilling the Mosaic law.

10:12 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

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3:40 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Derek -- Definitely an invitation. Maybe I should be praying, "God, take me home before I go liberal." It must be these crazy Missourians corrupting me.

Curtis -- The quiz seemed well-thought-out, but things like this are always problematic. If I didn't like the way the "conservative" answer was worded, I tended to move toward a more flexible answer. Perhaps anyone, conservative or not, who resists being put in one of the boxes offered may very well come out "progressive."

3:45 PM  
Blogger Joel said...

83. But some of the questions, like the one regarding women and Timothy, had no appealing answer to me. I wear my progressiveness proudly. As a wise bumper sticker once said, "Jesus was a liberal."

6:42 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Joel -- of course, my comments about being liberal are all in good fun. As Seinfeld would say, "Not that there's anything wrong with that!"

8:02 PM  
Blogger Joel said...

Chirs - I took them in the manner intended. I was well aware of my leanings before taking the quiz. It's funny to read people poke at progressive/liberal stances. The community to which I belong typically pokes at the conservatives. I had almost forgotten the poking is bi-directional. Not that there's anything wrong with that, either.

8:28 PM  

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