Tuesday, August 04, 2009


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!

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.


Anonymous said...

how does this imagery fit with your model?


BJ said...

Anonymous, if that's your real name - that is awesome!