Are you a Fundamentalist, Emerger, Evangelical, or Liberal.

Click on this picture and post your results here. (Or, in the words of Biff Tannen—Chicken?).


(P.S. I don’t want to hear anything about how we should not label ourselves! Lighten up!)

(P.P.S. Yes, you do have to have a Facebook account. Quit putting it off, you will have one within a year anyway.)

C Michael Patton
C Michael Patton

C. Michael Patton is the primary contributor to the Parchment and Pen/Credo Blog. He has been in ministry for nearly twenty years as a pastor, author, speaker, and blogger. Find him on Patreon Th.M. Dallas Theological Seminary (2001), president of Credo House Ministries and Credo Courses, author of Now that I'm a Christian (Crossway, 2014) Increase My Faith (Credo House, 2011), and The Theology Program (Reclaiming the Mind Ministries, 2001-2006), host of Theology Unplugged, and primary blogger here at Parchment and Pen. But, most importantly, husband to a beautiful wife and father to four awesome children. Michael is available for speaking engagements. Join his Patreon and support his ministry

    38 replies to "Are You a Fundamentalist?"

    • Henry E. Neufeld

      It said I was an emerger …

    • Richard

      Aaaarrrgghhh!!! I can’t take the quiz ‘coz I’m not on Facebook. I think that means I’m not emergent.

    • Kara Kittle

      Pentecostals…putting the “fun” in fundamentalism for 2,000 years…

      and according to our more serious brethren and sistern, (I heard a preacher say that once)…not so much the mentalism…LOL….

      ok Fundamentalist

      Facebook account here, for a year or two..thanks so much for showing us that social networking sites are not so evil….

      Is there such a thing as a Fundementalist Evangelical Emerger? I would think they would be liberal….I have been accused of being a Zionist NeoCon and I see you don’t have categories listed for those…

    • Stephen

      Evangelical, but that quiz is garbage. It doesn’t give you enough options on many of the questions, so you have to settle for an answer that doesn’t really describe you.

    • C Michael Patton

      Hey, watch it. . . maybe I will add an option.

    • Jugulum


    • Stephen

      Wait, did you write that quiz, CMP? If so, sorry to be so harsh. LOL I didn’t even think about that.

    • C Michael Patton

      I was just kidding. It was just for fun. However, I did add an option for each question that says “Undecided” or “None of the options represent me.” You inspired me.

    • Truth Unites... and Divides

      Bible-Believing Christian.

      (Not registered on Facebook…)

    • Cannie

      Evangelical (w/ a photo of Billy Graham!!!)

      I only had to choose the “doesn’t describe me” option once…

      Michael, what do you think of this one:

      Michael, how did you test out? (Evangelical, I bet.)

      BTW, Facebook ROCKS.

    • Cannie


    • C Michael Patton

      I am Evangelical!

    • whoschad

      I am “Emerger” according to the quiz. According to real life, I am most emphatically not.

    • JohnO

      Emerger apparently. Wouldn’t have been my first choice, but then I don’t like labels or boxes 😉
      A friend of mine keeps reminding me that faith isn’t black and white or even shades of grey, but a riotous rainbow of colours.

    • Steve in Toronto

      I describe my self as “Main line Emergent” in temperament and Palo-Orthodox in theology (I worship at a very middle of the road Anglican Church lead by a Evangelical Priest but with a more “High Church” feel than is typical in a evangelical parish. But the habits of thinking I learn in my Reformed Baptist youth still shape the way I think about most theological issues (I am flirting with Christian Universalism mainly because of the heavy 5 point Calvinism of my youth not my recent exposure to the writing of St. Gregory of Nyssa ). I also describe my self as a “soft post modernist” as described by Dr James Voelz (Absulute truth exists but we can only access it in a subjective way). That face book quiz sent be around the bend (I kept clicking none of these describes me and quite halfway into it) try this one out it has nailed everyone I know who has tried it. I came out 100% Anglican my dad 100% Reformed Baptist.


      Steve in Toronto

    • Cadis

      I don’t need no stinkin’ test to tell me I’m a fundamentalist. I’m ready to fight for the title 🙂

    • Joseph

      Despite being evangelized continually with facebook quizzes, I think I am predestined to never do one. I can only watch the elect reach the salvation of knowing what kind of smurf they are 🙂

      Churches should start thinking about moving a good bit of the resources expended on newsletters (paper or email) to facebook. There is nothing better for connecting and making the church part of everyday ‘living.’ And there’s a pastoral care aspect, too.

    • From The Balcony

      I call myself a Protestant. The word evangelical has been tainted in recent years. 🙂 And I do have a facebook account but how many things can you sign up for on that silly page!

    • Jugulum

      I prefer to think of myself as a post-historic evanjellybean. (I like to amalgamate my labels.)

    • Stan Hankins

      Evangelical. Hey guys, I just ordered a new R.L. Allan NIVBR1 goatskin brown bible. They are the best. So I can’t be a fundamentalist. They are King James Only. LOLOL

    • Kara Kittle

      Kara Kittle <<—-KJV reader….it’s because we are smart enough to know what those funny words mean…

    • Lisa Robinson

      So Michael, what happens if somebody hits that N/A button too many times? Do they get a picture of Isaac Asimov?

    • Nick

      Emerger. I was hoping for liberal… I think objective reality screwed me.

    • Jerry Brown

      Fundamentalists are fun-damental!

    • Pauline

      I will take that as saying more about the quiz than about me. I mean, what do you mean, I’m boring to be around? OK, so I am pretty laid back. But, “Whatever”?

    • trice

      I came up as undecided but I think that was more because of the limited options than anything else — I’m guessing that choosing “None of these represent me” too many times leaves you with this. And what happened to the classic reformed response to the ultimate purpose for every Christian (and in fact for every human), “to glorify God and enjoy Him forever”?

    • Chris Skiles

      Evangelical. I didn’t take the quiz. I don’t have a facebook account either. I have to get into the 21st century!

    • I’ll save myself the work – I am a raging fundamentalist when it comes to bibliology. It’s in the Bible, therefore it’s right.

    • Dave Z

      OK, this pushed me over the edge and I joined Facebook. Dang peer-pressure.

      Turns out I’m an Evangelical. Good to know. I feel much more freedom to be self-righteous now, especially compared to all you legalistic fundies and godless emergers!

      But, if Billy Graham is the evangelical poster boy, maybe the quiz catagorized me correctly. I’m finding myself circling around the same thological positions he has adopted in his later years. And somehow, that’s a little reassuring.

    • C Michael Patton

      Sweet Dave.

    • Michael

      Evangelical which is pretty accurate – I generally consider myself to be Evangelical with leanings towards the more conservative voices in the Emerging Church.

    • C Michael Patton

      That just means you are TRULY Evangelical!

    • Bridget Jack Meyers

      It says I’m an evangelical, which is fabulous because the people from CARM say otherwise. In your face, CARM!

    • C Michael Patton

      Ha, what do they say you are?

    • Bridget Jack Meyers

      It’s complicated, Michael. I don’t know how much you pay attention to my occasional comments on this blog, but I’m an evangelical Christian never-been-Mormon with a BA in classics from Brigham Young University, likely starting my MA in History of Christianity in America at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School this fall (already been accepted).

      Long story short, last time my name came up on the CARM forums, the participants there decided that I was “a Mormon in evangelical clothing” who is secretly evangelizing Mormonism. Hilarity ensued.

      If I’m not an evangelical Christian, I’ve got an awful lot of people fooled, including Multnomah Biblical Seminary, TEDS, and my current church home (NewFrontiers). I think y’all are stuck with me.

    • Jason C

      I’m an Evangelical…

      Surprise surprise.

    • Jason C

      It also told me I was Spiderman.

    • Kara Kittle

      Are you sure? You aren’t batman?

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