Drawing Lines

I ran across these charts at a blog called Parchment and Pen

I’m not sure what to make of the charts. One one hand they seem fairly accurate, but at the same time I wonder if we need any more labels. There is already enough that divides the Church. I can’t help but wonder if the Enemy loves it when we spend our time thinking about which brand of Christianity is Right and which one is wrong.

What do you think?

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3 responses to “Drawing Lines

  1. There’s some worthwhile info in them and some seemingly glaring problems.

  2. They’re a nice way to introduce someone to the various parts of Christianity if they are new to it. But I think they are far too simple for any serious discussion. People believe and act in lots of different ways that some times aren’t even consistent within themselves. How are we suppose to group them together and label them.

    Their definition of “orthodox” is also interesting. I would have though that the Nicene Creed would be the traditional ‘standard’ and that would be a much larger circle than what they drew.

  3. I agree with you about the definition of orthodox. When compared to the whole of Church history evangelicalism is a fairly new. To make evangelicalism the standard on which orthodoxy is based upon is very narrow,

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