February 27, 2008

Inclusive Christian Scale Results

Thanks to reading a friends Lenten Blog for her church I participated in an online study today that measures how religious Christians are in six different dimensions, described as follows:

The authors of the Inclusive Christian Scale have found over the course of previous research studies that religiosity could be thought of in terms of the following six dimensions: evangelical, Christian conservative, activist, golden rule, community involvment, and mystic.
The Evangelical dimension refers to a particular focus on prayer, evangelism or outreach, and faith as a source of strength.
The Christian Conservative dimension reflects a particular focus on avoiding acts seen as sinful, on a literal interpretation of the Bible, and on a transforming spiritual experience.
The Activist dimension refers to a focus on changing unjust structures in the world as a part of one’s practice of faith.
The Golden Rule dimension refers to a particular focus on attempting to live so that one treats others as one would wish to be treated. This dimension highlights a concern about many of the same issues found on the Activist dimension, but the focus is more on individuals and less on social structures.
The Community Involvment dimension underlines a particular focus on active participation in the church as a fellowship of faith.
The Mystic dimension reflects a particular focus on an intimate, pervasive relationship/connection to God.

My Scores:

EVANGELICAL: 83 %
CHRISTIAN CONSERVATIVE: 33 %
ACTIVIST: 80 %
GOLDEN RULE: 89 %
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: 88 %
MYSTIC: 75 %


Not at all surprised to see Christian Conservative lags so far behind the rest. I think that my Mystic dimension would have been higher five years ago.

Wanna take it? Do it, and let me know what you come back with!

3 comments:

  1. okay - I thought I had posted it, but it's not there. Sorry if you get it twice.

    Anyway, I thought this was very fascinating. And amazingly on target for me!

    EVANGELICAL: 93 %

    CHRISTIAN CONSERVATIVE: 50 %

    ACTIVIST: 24 %

    GOLDEN RULE: 83 %

    COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: 74 %

    MYSTIC: 50 %

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  2. Richard here (Chere's Husband). I took the quiz and here are the results.

    EVANGELICAL: 90 %

    CHRISTIAN CONSERVATIVE: 76 %

    ACTIVIST: 46 %

    GOLDEN RULE: 78 %

    COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: 88 %

    MYSTIC: 75 %

    Community Involvement is a bit of a surprise to me (me being very introverted)--but the rest is somewhat accurate to what other "tests" have shown.

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  3. Very interesting...
    EVANGELICAL: 63 %
    CHRISTIAN CONSERVATIVE: 11 %
    ACTIVIST: 65 %
    GOLDEN: 75 %
    COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: 69 %
    MYSTIC: 61 %

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