Some of you are probably aware of the Methodist usage of the Wesleyan Quadrilateral methodology. (I happen to like it and sometimes find myself using it, although I usually lean towards my own baptist trinity of scripture, experience and hymnody). But back to Wesley, supposedly he used four criteria in the formulation of theology: scripture, reason, experience and tradition.
Yesterday while rocking number #3 I found myself employing my very own quadrilateral. He wouldn't go to sleep easily so I had to Rock him, Pat his back, Jiggle him and Sing to him. This simultaneous fourfold approach did the trick, thank you John Wesley.