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July 12, 2005

What's your theology?

My sister sent me this quiz today, and it's interesting. Obviously any such quiz is probably going to be a little dubious, but the results are interesting nonetheless. My sister and I came out with the same overall result, which is good to know, although underneath it she was still a raving Catholic (39%) :P

Would be interested to see what other people come out as – do we necessarily share the same doctrinal basis even within the same church?

You scored as Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan.
You are an evangelical in the Wesleyan tradition.
You believe that God's grace enables you to choose
to believe in him, even though you yourself are totally
depraved. The gift of the Holy Spirit gives you
assurance of your salvation, and he also enables you to live the life
of obedience to which God has called us.
You are influenced heavly by John Wesley and the Methodists.

Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan

89%

Charismatic/Pentecostal

64%

Emergent/Postmodern

64%

Fundamentalist

64%

Neo orthodox

61%

Reformed Evangelical

39%

Classical Liberal

32%

Modern Liberal

21%

Roman Catholic

11%

What's your theological worldview?
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July 08, 2005

I Kissed Dating Goodbye

… a long time ago, but now I've read the book. For non-Christians out there, it's not some kind of cheesy, I-don't-need-men/women manual. It's just cheesy. But anyone who cares knows that already. I'd wanted to read it for ages, and as Prinith said the other day, all the ideas I'd expressed to her were pretty much in line with Josh Harris' thinking. So I pretty much had to read it.

Turns out she was right. In spite of the strong odour of brie, the book did come close to expressing how I think God expects us to act in relationships. Although I think if a man asked my parents if it was ok for him to start pursuing marriage with me, they might fall over laughing. But better to be safe than sorry, and if a potential husband is going to have to deal with my parents for the rest of his life, he may as well start now by dealing with them finding him hopelessly backward.

I write this having had my nan just send me a note concluding: "Be true to yourself, have a happy time, perhaps a Prince Charming"... which is not unusual for her. But even my mother, who is normally a stay-away-from-men-they-will-only-ruin-your-life type started quizzing me about love interests yesterday. I'm moving to France! Get it into your heads people!

But most of all (turns up nose in self-important style), I have kissed dating GOODBYE!


July 02, 2005

My impressions of Live 8 so far…

Neil Morrissey just claimed that Live 8 is the biggest awareness campaign in history.

Can't help but think he's missing something.

On a different note, the thing that has struck me most so far is how much too big Kelly Jones' hair is for his head. He's not a rock star, he's a parody.


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