"The Preachers chiefly shall take heed that they teach nothing in their preaching, which they would have the people religiously to observe and believe, but that which is agreeable to the Doctrine of the Old Testament and the New, and that which the Catholick Fathers and Ancient Bishops have gathered out of that Doctrine." A proposed canon of Elizabeth I, 1571

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I am a presbyter in the diocese of Fort Worth, Texas (Anglican Church in North America). I serve as Chaplain at St. Vincent's School and as a canon of St. Vincent's Cathedral Church in Bedford, Texas. In addition to my parish duties and teaching Religion classes in the school I am also the Middle School Social Studies teacher.

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Proof that I really am an "Evangelical Catholic"

I took an amusing survey on line this afternoon that is meant to categorize one's theological worldview. Of course, they didn't have "Anglo-Catholic" as a category and I turned out as a "Roman Cathlolic", but a species of evangelical was a very close second for me. Hence I was reassured that my own self-understanding as an "evangelical Catholic" is not far from the mark. You can see my results below. On the whole I really am a hybrid of Catholic traditions and "evangelical holiness" (which is a descendant of Anglicanism, after all). You can take the test yourself here.:

"You scored as Roman Catholic. Church tradition and ecclesial authority are hugely important, and the most important part of worship for you is mass. As the Mother of God, Mary is important in your theology, and as the communion of saints includes the living and the dead, you can also ask the saints to intercede for you.

Roman Catholic 89%
Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan 86%
Neo orthodox 79%
Reformed Evangelical 54%
Fundamentalist 50%
Classical Liberal 39%
Charismatic/Pentecostal 32%
Emergent/Postmodern 25%
Modern Liberal 14%"


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just for fun I thought I would take it too. Looks like you and I are two peas in a pod according to this scale.

Roman Catholic 96%
Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan 79%
Neo orthodox 68%
Reformed Evangelical 57%
Fundamentalist 57%
Charismatic/Pentecostal 50%
Classical Liberal 32%
Emergent/Postmodern 29%
Modern Liberal 18%


7:07 AM  
Blogger Julian said...

Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan 79%
Neo orthodox 75%
Roman Catholic 68%
Emergent/Postmodern 50%
Classical Liberal 46%
Charismatic/Pentecostal 29%
Reformed Evangelical 25%
Modern Liberal 14%
Fundamentalist 11%

Does this sound like me at all?

4:15 PM  
Anonymous Kim said...

There's nothing like consistency to make you feel at home....

Roman Catholic 100%
Neo orthodox 82%
Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan 82%
Fundamentalist 54%
Classical Liberal 50%
Reformed Evangelical 46%
Modern Liberal 36%
Charismatic/Pentecostal 29%
Emergent/Postmodern 29%

11:33 AM  
Anonymous Robert Duffield said...

Since the quiz was intensely focused on a narrow slice of christianity, I am left to wonder where a Wahabite, Buddist, or Shinto would score, or even a maronite christian or copt.

Modern Liberal 64%
Classical Liberal 64%
Neo orthodox 57%
Emergent/Postmodern 50%
Roman Catholic 50%
Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan 50%
Charismatic/Pentecostal 50%
Reformed Evangelical 43%
Fundamentalist 21%

12:39 PM  

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