11 March 2007

Quadrilateral Approach to Sleep

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.

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