At The Stream Conference on the weekend, Dr Tom Noble referenced the Wesleyan Quadrilateral. He observed that metaphor of quadrilateral might suggest that it was a polygon of equals (my words!). So he proposed a different option - a 3 legged stool with Scripture as the floor and the 3 legs as Reason, Experience and Tradition. This didn't sit well with me - simply because the focus of such a metaphor will always be on the stool rather than the floor!
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
So what about the idea of a house? Scripture is the foundation which supports the walls of tradition and reason along with the roof of experience.
I think that might work a little better.