Strange But True “Baptist-isms”
And an “Anglican-ism” for flavor.
Warning: those who do not have a sense of humor should not read the following post!
“In the Anglican tradition we use the same chalice for Communion, not those little Protestant shot glasses o’ Jesus juice.”
Back during the height of the alcohol controversy last year, I made an offhand remark to my pastor after a Lord’s Supper service in which we had a lot of unused extra communion cups: “I guess we’ll just go back in the office and do a few shots before the SBC passes another resolution.”
The irony of our Baptist methodology is staggeringly hilarious. We are, at least on the convention level, utterly against even the appearance of alcohol support and use. Yet the very utensils we use in the ordinance of the Lord’s Supper are reminiscent of something that gets passed around in a bar.
So the next time you have Lord’s Supper, think about what you’re supporting by using a communion cup rather than a chalice. I should be thankful, however, that in my wedding we used a chalice for the Lord’s Supper.
Ryan also makes the following observation that I am still wiping my eyes over:
“Some churches use white wine or every sherry as it does not stain the linens as badly. I have no idea how anyone can think white wine is Christ’s blood. (Perhaps the platelets of Christ, but not the blood.)”
I may not be ecumenical in belief, but Ryan proves to me with every post that it is glorifying to God to be ecumenical in your relationships. Read the whole thing, it only gets funnier and funnier.