Kingdom Culture

I took a quiz about my views on Culture & Our World and the Church and how they are tied to the Kingdom of God. Some of the questions were vague and/or contained logical fallacies, but it yielded thought-provoking results:

“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.”

Kingdom as a Christianised Society
92%
The Kingdom as a counter-system
58%
The Kingdom as Earthly Utopia
50%
The Kingdom as Institutional Church
42%
Inner spiritual experience
33%
The Kingdom is mystical communion
33%
The Kingdom as a political state
17%
The Kingdom is a Future Hope
17%

What is the Kingdom of God?
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I don’t know if I’m comfortable having my ideal packaged and labeled as the “Kingdom as a Christianized Society,” but I do like the explanation that follows it.

The quiz does spur some thought in me about my profession. Youth ministries should be places that encourage Christ-following students to relentlessly pursue that balance of not withdrawing from the world but being part of what’s going on and working for the resoration of everything. 

I found the quiz through Tony Myles’ blog

Que interesante…

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3 responses to “Kingdom Culture

  1. Dude my test came back strange, how is the coffee grinder doing?

  2. Russell! I totally remember you from your MHS days and I also remember going to the dance! It has been quite a long time since I’ve seen you or Anina, but it was great hearing from you! Thanks for the encouragement as well. This is my first tenure at a Presbyterian church and it has been now over 2 long, but exciting years. It is tough working with Sessions and committees and everything, but ministry is good. I think God has been doing some healing and restoration in me lately and just giving me some hope, and I can’t wait to start the new year afresh.

    Where are you doing ministry? I’d love to talk some more sometime. And by the way, I think if I were to take the Kingdom of God quiz, I’d probably score myself as “Kingdom as counter-system” or “Kingdom as eartly utopia” (though I might change “utopia” to something else).

  3. Hi Russell. I thought I’d come over and return your visit! Great blog. I too like the explaination given. I’ve always thought the Kingdom would be a political and social place, not just spiritual!

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