… will save their church.
The story is interesting to read from a United Methodist perspective since it presents open communion – offering the Eucharist to the unbaptized – as a radical, dangerous, and nearly heretical idea.
We United Methodists sometimes have conversations about whether Holy Communion should be restricted to the baptized, but our practice has long been to offer a place at the table to anyone who comes.
As such, I have bad news for my Anglican brothers and sisters. An open table is not a guarantee of denominational growth.