commission on theology and church relations

‘An inexpressible treasure’: CTCR releases report on Holy Baptism

Other newly available documents from the CTCR are a discussion guide and Bible study to accompany the 2018 report on the royal priesthood and a Spanish-language version of the Bible study for the 2012 report on immigration.

‘Retention, evangelism, discipleship’: COP focuses on raising up the next generation

The LCMS Council of Presidents held its fall meeting in San Diego Nov. 12-15.

BOD continues on path toward best corporate stewardship

At its November meeting, the Board heard from its chairman about efforts to increase the efficiencies of corporate Synod so the church can use the savings on its “core competencies.” 

CTCR Bible study: ‘Immigrants Among Us: A Lutheran Framework for Addressing Immigration Issues’

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Commission on Theology and Church Relations (CTCR) has prepared a Bible study titled “Immigrants Among Us: A Lutheran Framework for Addressing Immigration Issues” to complement a 2012 CTCR report of the same name.

New CTCR report highlights the priesthood of all believers

The report stresses the complementary relationship that exists between the priesthood of all believers and the Office of the Holy Ministry.

Boards and Business – COP, BIM, BNM hold fall meetings

Meeting in St. Louis, the groups addressed pertinent topics, heard reports and reviewed policies.

Lutherans For Life celebrates 40th anniversary at annual conference

The theme of the conference, held Oct. 12-13 in St. Louis, was “From Age to Age the Same,” a paraphrase of Is. 46:4.

CTCR releases new report on confession and absolution

At its April 26–28 meeting, the LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relations adopted a new report that focuses on the spiritual benefits of individual confession and absolution for both laity and pastors.

Commission on Theology and Church Relations report: ‘Confession and Absolution’

Requested by The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod in convention, the Commission on Theology and Church Relations adopted a report on “Confession and Absolution” to address these matters.

CTCR releases report on women and the military

The report is available for free download from the CTCR website.

CTCR report: ‘Women and Military Service: A Lutheran Perspective’

The LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relations adopted a report on “Women and Military Service: A Lutheran Perspective” to address the issue of women serving in the military, particularly in combat roles.

CTCR Bible studies on Justification

To help individuals and congregations commemorate the Reformation, the LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relations (CTCR) developed prepared Bible studies on the doctrine of justification.

LCMS, LCC, NALC release three-year Bible reading guide

The guide is the third joint effort of the three church bodies.

Commission on Theology and Church Relations prepares Bible studies on doctrine of justification

The first of the Bible studies, “Justifying Christmas,” will be available in mid-November.

Convention adopts substitute resolution on ecclesiastical supervision, hears Linnemann

The substitute resolution — which concerns appeals in cases that involve the possible expulsion of an LCMS member — gives district presidents a voice in the process.