Saturday, May 20, 2006

What is the Kingdom?

Eastertide

The new one from Sven:


You scored as The Kingdom is mystical communion.

You place a strong emphasis on continuity with those who have gone before you in the faith, and you might see the Kingdom of God as primarily a matter of spirituality
.

The Kingdom is mystical communion


75%

The Kingdom as Earthly Utopia


67%

The Kingdom as a counter-system


50%

Kingdom as a Christianised Society


42%

The Kingdom as Institutional Church


33%

The Kingdom is a Future Hope


25%

The Kingdom as a political state


17%

Inner spiritual experience


8%

What is the Kingdom of God?
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Oooh. Shocker. See, I actually think that Kingdom = Church.

What's the problem?

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5 comments:

tigger said...

Yeh,

I'm fairly sure that my ecclesiology matches yours Kyle and I came out as 'Kingdom as Christianised society'!

I'm not sure whether I agree with this or not.

If this is interpreted as 'human society brought 'into' Christ' then perhaps I agree, but the phrase 'Christianised' feels so culturally limited that I can't help think of 'Christendom' which I something I'm sure I'd move against.

Interesting quiz though.

Hope your well mate!

Richard

+ Alan said...

Very interesting quiz - how it was worded, etc. I actually scored, and this makes me a little queezy to say, "Kingdom as Institutional Church" - :O

Here's my problem with that - language. the "institution" of the Church is different than "the Church," but in the quiz, of course, there is no such distinction. So, if you answer several things in league with the Church being identified with the Kingdom on earth, you're scored as "institutional."

Interesting that so many cannot see the Church apart from this kind of institutional thinking. I see the Church as mystical - the Mystical Body. Anyway, funny.

-mike- said...

I scored the same as Tigger.

And I like it that way.

:p

#Debi said...

Mine was:

"You scored as Kingdom as a Christianised Society.

Christians shouldn't withdraw from the world, but by being present in it they can transform it. The kingdom is not only spiritual, but social, political, and cultural."


For whatever that's worth...

Kyle said...

Good points, all.

Some things are just too nuanced to fit in a survey. Or maybe none of us would like the book Steven was resourcing for this, whichever.