What is my real Christian tradition?

I just took a new quiz Christian Traditions Selector, recommended by Kevin Sam – not on Facebook I am glad to say, but the advertising images I saw in the sidebar are a bit suggestive.

As I correctly predicted before viewing my results, my number 1 result is “Pentecostal/Charismatic/Assemblies of God”. I’m also not surprised that “Anabaptist (Mennonite/Quaker etc.)” came second. It is a bit worrying that “Anglican/Episcopal/Church of England” came as low as 8th place, when I have been a lifelong member, although in a very untypical congregation for the last 24 years. Perhaps this confirms what I am already beginning to think, that I am in the wrong denomination.

Here are my full results:

(100%) 1: Pentecostal/Charismatic/Assemblies of God 

(86%) 2: Anabaptist (Mennonite/Quaker etc.) 

(81%) 3: Baptist (non-Calvinistic)/Plymouth Brethren/Fundamentalist 

(74%) 4: Church of Christ/Campbellite 

(70%) 5: Seventh-Day Adventist 

(64%) 6: Methodist/Wesleyan/Nazarene 

(63%) 7: Lutheran 

(57%) 8: Anglican/Episcopal/Church of England 

(57%) 9: Congregational/United Church of Christ 

(54%) 10: Eastern Orthodox 

(47%) 11: Baptist (Reformed/Particular/Calvinistic) 

(42%) 12: Presbyterian/Reformed 

(32%) 13: Roman Catholic

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  1. Peter,

    Yes, that site is miserable. It is in dire need of an overhaul.

    For what it’s worth:
    (100%) 1: Seventh-Day Adventist
    (94%) 2: Anabaptist (Mennonite/Quaker etc.)
    (77%) 3: Eastern Orthodox
    (68%) 4: Anglican/Episcopal/Church of England
    (66%) 5: Lutheran
    (57%) 6: Baptist (Reformed/Particular/Calvinistic)
    (57%) 7: Roman Catholic
    (54%) 8: Methodist/Wesleyan/Nazarene
    (47%) 9: Congregational/United Church of Christ
    (43%) 10: Baptist (non-Calvinistic)/Plymouth Brethren/Fundamentalist
    (43%) 11: Pentecostal/Charismatic/Assemblies of God
    (41%) 12: Presbyterian/Reformed
    (36%) 13: Church of Christ/Campbellite

    I would have switched one and two, but that seems about right. I’m a little confused at how you can have 57%/#8: Anglican/Episcopal/Church of England and only 32%/dead last for Roman Catholic, though.


  2. Peter, I took the quiz and came out “Congregational/United Church of Christ” at 100%. I answered “not sure” on a lot of them because some the choices didn’t exactly line up with what I really believe.

    Maybe I should have gone with the closest to what I believe.

  3. Yes, TC, I went more with what was closest. I guess the quiz is set up such that “not sure” is the “Congregational/United Church of Christ” position on most issues!

  4. This one is the wierdest I have seen. I did not try to predicyt my result.

    100%) 1: Presbyterian/Reformed
    (90%) 2: Eastern Orthodox
    (90%) 3: Congregational/United Church of Christ
    (85%) 4: Anglican/Episcopal/Church of England
    (74%) 5: Seventh-Day Adventist
    (73%) 6: Roman Catholic
    (64%) 7: Methodist/Wesleyan/Nazarene
    (62%) 8: Baptist (Reformed/Particular/Calvinistic)
    (61%) 9: Lutheran
    (43%) 10: Anabaptist (Mennonite/Quaker etc.)
    (31%) 11: Baptist (non-Calvinistic)/Plymouth Brethren/Fundamentalist
    (30%) 12: Church of Christ/Campbellite
    (30%) 13: Pentecostal/Charismatic/Assemblies of God

    Almost a mirror of you Peter. Well I had guessed my general leanings might be more towards “structure” than your own. But I cannot imagine where Reformed and Eastern Orthodox comes from. There were a couple where I really had to be not sure, but for most I took an answer closest to my own stance. And I did not go for the strictest Calvinistic take on Election. So why strict Baptist comes higher than the General Baptist in which I was brought up I cannot guess. And the only ones to suggest I am fundementalist are Liberals and some Broad types!

    but perhaps I can stay in the CoE for now!

  5. Colin, I must say I am surprised given what I know of you from your comments. I guess “Presbyterian/Reformed” doesn’t always imply strict Calvinism. And some Anglican positions can sound quite Eastern Orthodox.

  6. I shouldn’t worry too much or change denomination. I came out Lutheran Missouri Synod, whatever that is. It Certainly doesn’t operate anywhere near here. And I get the impression the US Episcopalians are a lot less like the CofE than we tend to assume.

  7. Thanks, Dru. There are certainly Anglicans here in England who I feel very at home with – until they start following the bishops’ leading astray. I’m not rushing into any changes.

  8. 100%) 1: Baptist (Reformed/Particular/Calvinistic)
    (88%) 2: Presbyterian/Reformed
    (85%) 3: Congregational/United Church of Christ
    (77%) 4: Anabaptist (Mennonite/Quaker etc.)
    (76%) 5: Seventh-Day Adventist
    (71%) 6: Anglican/Episcopal/Church of England
    (64%) 7: Eastern Orthodox
    (61%) 8: Baptist (non-Calvinistic)/Plymouth Brethren/Fundamentalist
    (58%) 9: Methodist/Wesleyan/Nazarene
    (56%) 10: Roman Catholic
    (55%) 11: Lutheran
    (52%) 12: Church of Christ/Campbellite
    (52%) 13: Pentecostal/Charismatic/Assemblies of God

    Very strange results for me. I did predict Reformed being at the top of my list, but I spent the last 10 years in the AoG and they came in last…?

    Like the blog and will it add it to my RSS so I can stop by in the future

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