Theology Flamb

Perhaps the most impressive thing that I've seen this week was someone set fire to a mushroom stroganoff  (which had been doused in brandy) whilst conducting a rather complicated theological debate with me which began at the General Synod earlier in June.

The question is over whether baptism is a pre-requisite of admission to communion. The rather interesting thing about this is that both of us can remember our own baptisms. I'm adamant that no sacrament can be used as a ticket to another. Fr James is quite sure that Eucharist means much more than hospitality whilst I claim it is the very sacrament of hospitality.

It is nice to have a passionate argument with someone whom you've had similar conversations with for the last 10 years. The mushroom flamb?e thing was pretty good too.

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