Friday, January 26, 2007

School Is Back In Session

Prof. Quipper is back with another test. Don’t worry, you are not being graded on this one. The only way you can fail is not to take it. You don’t even need to print your name neatly at the top of the paper.

The first set of questions are food for thought:

1. Are you some variety of Christian?

2. Which variety (i.e. denomination) are you? (Note that non-denominational is not a valid answer; if you are non-denom, break it down according to the methods and principles your church follows most: Saddleback or Willow Creek, Schuller or Osteen, etc. BTW…you are a denomination, you just hate the way that sounds. :-) )

3. Do you agree with everything your denomination states it believes?

4. On a scale of 1-10, to what degree do you hold beliefs in common with other denominations? 0 is “none”, 10 is “all”.

Thank you. That wasn’t so bad now, was it? Look over your answers, virtually proofread them for accuracy, and take a deep breath. Now come the difficult questions:

5. Why did you answer #4 the way you did?

6. Assuming that your answer to #4 was not “all”, what would it take to make it “all”?

7. Is your answer to #6 practical, or even remotely possible?

8. If your answer to #6 is practical or remotely possible, what needs to occur to make it happen?

There is no need to post your answers in the comments. However, if you think you know where I am going with this, feel free to drop your theory on me. The rest of the story will be posted within the week.


Jonathan said...

So, where are you going with this Quipper?

Hmmm,let's see, how about causing me (us) to become somewhat informed about other denominations, if I wasn't already, so I could honestly answer the questions? Also, trying to make us Christians realize how 'silly' or 'petty' denominational differences might be? Trying to cause us to be more positive and solution-oriented as far as it pertains to striving for unity amongst all Christian believers, across denominational divides?

I'm really reaching, aren't I, thinking that you are looking for a 'deep' or 'spiritual' answer.

Those are my thoughts for now without giving you my other answers (which you said we didn't need to anyway).

Talk to ya. Jonathan

Quipper said...


Said tongue in cheek, of course.

I know the answers, but you can evaluate whether they are deep or spiritual after I reveal them. :p