Took me a long time to look for this, and I needed it for my report on CCM. Here it is, from Pastor Todd Wilken of Issues Etc, the “Wilken Test”:
1. How often is Jesus mentioned? For his purposes, a simple tally will suffice.
2. Is Jesus the subject of the verbs? Is Jesus the one who acts, or are you?
3. What are the verbs? What has Jesus done and what is He doing?
My English prof is this Methodist, the type that loves hymns and does not dig the fluff. I’m printing this out for her so she can see where I’m coming from.