As Christians in the Episcopal tradition, our life together is grounded in the Bible, as interpreted through the historical traditions of the Church and by human reason.
The Bible contains the books of the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures. We believe these Scriptures to be the Word of God because God inspired their human authors. We believe God still speaks to us through the Scriptures.
Tradition is the wisdom of the community of faith throughout history. Special attention is given to the formative years of the Church during which our ancestors in faith gave final form to the Bible as we know it and articulated our beliefs through the words of the Apostles' and Nicene Creeds. Tradition is also expressed through our style of worship.
Reason includes both intellectual and intuitive ways of thinking and knowing. It is prayerful reflection on Scripture and Tradition in the midst of contemporary human experience.