You might be an Evangelical Reject...

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  1. Deacon

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    Found this while surfing book reviews

    You Might Be an Evangelical Reject If…

    1. You’re uncomfortable calling other branches of Christianity “apostate.”

    2. You worry that those who cling to terms like “orthodox” often do so because they believe it to be synonymous with “Neo-Calvinism.”

    3. You have significant questions about controversial theological “hot button” issues of the days and are some-what comfortable with the subsequent cognitive dissonance.

    4. You’ve been asked to leave a church leadership position for philosophical / theological reasons.

    5. You had a “love wins” sticker on the back of your car before the book controversy was even thought of.

    6. You read theologians from all across the spectrum.

    7. You think that science and scripture both reveal God’s truth in complementary ways.

    8. You think that what we believe about the so called “end times” actually matters for how we do mission today.

    9. You know that living the truth is more important than defending it logically.

    10. You recognize culture wars as pathetic attempts for Christians to grab for power.

    11. You don’t use the word inerrancy to describe biblical authority because its too rigid a definition and a modernist categorical imposition on the Holy Spirit inspired Scriptures.

    12. You think women should do anything BUT be silent in the church. (Can I get an AMEN from my sistas?)

    13. You think that postmodern philosophy helps theology more than it hurts it.

    14. You drink alcohol sometimes (in public).

    15. You endorse someone that has been deemed a heretic by apprising.org

    16. You believe that there are significant parallels between the Roman Empire of the 1st Century and the United States of modern day.

    17. You believe social justice is central to the gospel of the Kingdom.

    18. You throw up a little in your mouth every time someone says that “the rapture is coming soon, so what’s the fuss with taking care of the planet? Lets save souls!”

    19. You’ve said “I’m not that kind of Christian…”

    20. You considered or actually voted democratic in the last two elections.

    21. You think that African American Activists have valid points when it comes to justice issues.

    22. You have gay friends.

    23. You’ve been in a conversation where the other was appealing more to the constitution of the USA than actually biblical theology.

    24. You’re also an Anabaptist…

    Question: How would you end the following sentence: You might be an Evangelical Reject If…
     
  2. Aaron

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    None of the items above necessarily speak well of anyone.
     
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    Fantastic. Amen.
     
  4. Alive in Christ

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    Well, I passed the test. :smilewinkgrin:

    I am a card carrying Evangelical! :godisgood:
     
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    Really? ...None?

    I'll take these without reservation: 3, 6, 7, 16, 21, 22 (used to), 23.

    Some of the others are borderline.
     
  6. Aaron

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    I said "necessarily." I'll take one or two of them myself, but certainly not in the spirit in which they are meant in the list.
     
  7. Deacon

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    I find myself agreeing with 16 of 24 in one way or other.

    Call me an evangelical heretic :smilewinkgrin:

    Rob
     
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    Hmm.. I am evangelical and I would easily take: 4,6,7,8,9,13,22,14,20,23.

    10 and 17 are sheer Hokum

    Having been surrounded by evangelicals all my life, I have never heard anyone with the attitude expressed in 18.

    This reeks of bitterness
     

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