6.03.2007

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* Really cool video of a guy doing a Pike's Peak climb in a Peugot. If you like rally-style driving, this one's for you. I watched it with the sound off so as not to wake the baby, so I have no idea if it's music or a voiceover -- but the driving is great and so are the camera angles, especially for as old as it is. Via Dark Roasted Blend.

* Also from DRB, a very cool photo set of airplanes and their contrails. The first two pictures in particular are great, something you see on a daily basis but never ever up close.


* TSK has a very interesting and well worded bunch of thoughts about offensive language. He argues (among other things) that pre-modern offensive words were excommunicatory in nature, modern offensive words were largely centered around bodily function, and post-modern offensive language is exclusionary or derogative in nature. Lots more thoughts on this issue, maybe I'll devote a post to it.

* Geekdad recently linked to a comic book store in Toronto that has an incredibly cool front window display of the battle of Helm's Deep recreated with Muppet characters. What's not to love?


* Heard on NPR the other day about an ambidextrous pitcher currently playing college ball. Yes, both of those pictures are of the same guy. He has a custom-made two-thumbed glove that allows him to switch hands from batter to batter. Wow.


* Didn't really expect this, but apparently I'm a Wesleyan. (Via Wess, who isn't.)

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%

Reformed Evangelical

86%

Emergent/Postmodern

75%

Neo orthodox

57%

Fundamentalist

50%

Charismatic/Pentecostal

29%

Classical Liberal

29%

Modern Liberal

18%

Roman Catholic

18%

What's your theological worldview?
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2 comments:

Dan said...

What's your theological worldview?
You scored as a Emergent/Postmodern
You are Emergent/Postmodern in your theology. You feel alienated from older forms of church, you don't think they connect to modern culture very well. No one knows the whole truth about God, and we have much to learn from each other, and so learning takes place in dialogue. Evangelism should take place in relationships rather than through crusades and altar-calls. People are interested in spirituality and want to ask questions, so the church should help them to do this.
Emergent/Postmodern

64%
Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan

57%
Neo orthodox

57%
Fundamentalist

36%
Reformed Evangelical

36%
Modern Liberal

32%
Charismatic/Pentecostal

32%
Classical Liberal

32%
Roman Catholic

18%

Victor said...

Right there with you, Jed. Though I have to confess that there were several questions I did not understand, or that I thought were overly simplified and unanswerable as such. I stuck most of those with the middle-of-the-road answer.

You scored as a 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%
Reformed Evangelical
82%
Fundamentalist
64%
Neo orthodox
54%
Emergent/Postmodern
54%
Classical Liberal
39%
Modern Liberal
29%
Charismatic/Pentecostal
21%
Roman Catholic
18%