The Place of Lived-Experience

One of the questions that came up from my “Starting Point” series was about the place of lived experience.  That particular series focused particularly on theological starting point based on different emphasis in scriptural interpretation.  However, throughout church history, leaders have acknowledged that we should make use of several different sources as we try to interpret and discern the best perspective to hold on a controversial matter.  Scripture is often cited, by Christians, as the primary source.  John Wesley talked about a three legged stool – with scripture being the seat.  The other three sources are: tradition, reason and experience.