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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Let me tell you about TULIPS, or is it Daisies? No Tulips. I'm sure it said Tulips. I have tulip bulbs in my closet. I keep forgetting to plant them. I think they are probably dried up and dead by now. They are in one of those places I haven't yet purged and tossed the out of date items. It's been several years. How long before Tulip bulbs become outdated?

I just found the word TULIPS, no wait, it was singular, just TULIP (I really had to go back and look!!! I know some of you thought I was smarter than that. Sorry!) I took this fascinating little theology quiz (that I found on someone else's web site -- and she had written this clever little thing about it) and here's the skinny on my theology.

According to this infallible (I'm sure!) online quiz, I'm a staunch follower of John Calvin, which is an interesting assessment for this little Pentecostal girl. (oops, did I say the "P" word?) I think it was because I said I believe in the Sovereignty of God. One thing I don't get. Apparently I am 100% compatible with John Calvin, Jonathan Edwards AND Anselm. Now John Calvin I know a little about (And looked up the TULIP thing); Jonathan Edwards always reminds me of his fiery sermon: "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"; BUT Anselm? He was the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1093. My Azusa Street roots are turning over in their graves...An Archbishop!! Puleese! And 1093. That was long before I was born. Surely I don't really share 100% theology with someone from . . . what? . . . uh. . .914 years ago?

But the quiz did make me think....and look up some name and ideas I haven't thought about in . . . oh. . . awhile! But since 1093, I assure you!

Which theologian are you?
created with
You scored as John Calvin

Much of what is now called Calvinism had more to do with his followers than Calvin himself, and so you may or may not be committed to TULIP, though God's sovereignty is all important.

Jonathan Edwards




John Calvin


Martin Luther


Charles Finney


Friedrich Schleiermacher


Paul Tillich


Karl Barth




J├╝rgen Moltmann



Ann said...

I did that quiz too. I came up Martin Luther and Calvin second. Did not surprise me, growing up a Lutheran and going to an LCMS church. There aren't any LCMS churches where we have moved to, so we are looking at all kinds. Went to a church of the Nazarene last weekend, will try an Open Bible church this weekend, also going to try an E Free church, etc. Ithink the important thing is that we keep going and get immersed in small group Bible study. Not let the differences in baptism/communion get in the way. I think we make it so hard and so confusing. Gotta remember that Fait like a Child part.

Have a great day, PJ! I've been so busy getting our house put together after the move. I'm making good progress but haven't had much time to read blogs. Soon I'll be able to catch up. :)

Ann said...

lol not Fait like a child, Faith like a child :) oops!

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