Wednesday, February 27, 2008

What kind of Christian are you?

Try the assessment for yourself.

Researchers from Wilfrid Laurier University, Liberty University and Boston University are developing a research instrument called the Inclusive Christian Scale. After responding to questions about their faith, participants receive a score showing where their beliefs lie across six different emphases that an individual Christian might have: Congregational Involvement, Evangelical, Christian Conservative, Golden Rule, Activist, and Mystical. Participants are then asked how accurately they feel these scores reflect their own understanding of their faith.

Dimensions:
Evangelical
: focus on prayer, evangelism or outreach, and faith as a source of strength.
Christian Conservative: avoiding acts seen as sinful, literal interpretation of the Bible, and a transforming spiritual experience.
Activist
: changing unjust
world structures as a part of one’s practice of faith.
Golden Rule:
treating others as one would wish to be treated; concern about many of the same issues of the Activist, but focused more on individuals than social structures.

Community Involvement
: active participation in the church as a fellowship of faith.
Mystic: intimate, pervasive relationship/connection to God.

My Scores
EVANGELICAL: 99 %
CHRISTIAN CONSERVATIVE: 83 %
ACTIVIST: 65 %
GOLDEN RULE: 83 %
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: 81 %
MYSTIC: 81 %