Here’s one of those silly internet quizzes:
|You scored as Neo orthodox. You are neo-orthodox. You reject the human-centredness and scepticism of liberal theology, but neither do you go to the other extreme and make the Bible the central issue for faith. You believe that Christ is God’s most important revelation to humanity, and the Trinity is hugely important in your theology. The Bible is also important because it points us to the revelation of Christ. You are influenced by Karl Barth and P T Forsyth.
This is not the first time an internet quiz has pegged me as neo-orthodox or Barthian. I’ve never read Barth (that’s his crusty old mug on the left) so I don’t know if this is a good or bad thing. As I understand it, neo-orthodoxy was a mid-20th-century theological movement in the church against increasing skepticism and liberalism in Biblical studies. It affirmed the orthodox teachings about Christ and is an extremely Christ-centered approach to faith (both good things in my book). On the other hand, noted evangelical theologians like Francis Schaeffer were not big fans of neo-orthodoxy because neo-orthodox theologians were unwilling to call the Bible inerrant. I’d like to think that I have a higher view of scripture than the neo-orthodox (maybe all those grad school liberals have affected my mind), but at least their Christ-centeredness is worthy of commendation.