So, if you're a Protestant, you probably think this
Referring to one of the four historical sources of theology (Scripture, Tradition, Reason, Experience). Relates to questions that ask about practices that have historically been the norm, and typically looking for an origin explanation
is a pretty spot-on definition for tradition, in the context of Christianity.
But, if you're Catholic, you might think this
Referring to one of the three sources of theological truth (Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition and Magisterial Teaching). Relates to questions that ask about doctrine that are unchangeable and typically looking for an origin explanation.
is a good explanation (for big 'T' tradition); but you might also think this
common and historical Christian practices
is an pretty good explanation (for little 't' tradition).
I just asked a question about tradition and I took a look at the other questions labeled tradition and they were all over the board on this. I'd just like to solicit ideas as to whether this needs to be fixed or we just need to know that tradition + catholicism means Sacred Tradition (like the Perpetual Virginity of Mary) and tradition (like not eating meat on fridays).