Always Reforming

"Of one thing we may be absolutely sure. If the Reformers could return and address us today, they would not say, 'We got it all right; you must follow our exegesis and theology and implement it precisely as it stands.' What they would say is, 'You must follow our method: read and study scripture for all it's worth, and let it do its work in the world, in and through you and your churches.' They would not be surprised if, as a result, we came up at some points with different, or differently nuanced, theological and practical proposals. They would encourage us to go where scripture led, using all the tools available to us, and being prepared to challenge all human traditions, including the 'Reformation' traditions themselves, insofar as scripture itself encourages us to do so."

--N.T. Wright, The Last Word, 77