CTCR

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.

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 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 and NALC Leaders Release Joint Statement on Scripture

As an important step forward in the ongoing consultation between representatives of the Lutheran Church—Canada (LCC), The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) and the North American Lutheran Church (NALC), the participants who represented the three church bodies are releasing their joint statement on Holy Scripture, “God’s Word Forever Shall Abide: A Guiding Statement on the Character and Proper Use of the Sacred Scriptures.”

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.

Ofgaa encourages delegates to have ‘joy in the Lord and Him alone’

The Rev. Berhanu Ofgaa, who experienced persecution at the hands of the Communist government in Ethiopia, encourages delegates to “rejoice in the cross of Jesus,” even in the midst of suffering.

Ordained, commissioned ministers and lay nominees elected to boards, CTCR

Convention delegates elect ordained, commissioned and lay nominees to LCMS boards and the Commission on Theology and Church Relations.

LCMS recognizes relationships with six church bodies

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod recognizes fellowship with six partner churches on four continents.

What can Lutherans do as voices in the public square?

CTCR offers clarification on Luther’s ‘two kingdoms’ doctrine.

LCMS, LCC and ACNA release interim report on ecumenical dialogue

The LCMS, the Lutheran Church–Canada and the Anglican Church in North America have released an interim report on ecumenical dialogue that began in 2010.

Report on the 2012-15 Meetings of ELS, LCMS, and WELS Leaders

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod and the Evangelical Lutheran Synod have released a report on informal dialogue between the synods that began in 2012.

Boy Scouts of America Update

MOU with Boy Scouts of America is “no longer tenable;” potential legal concerns exist for chartering LCMS congregations.

Nine new district presidents fit ‘seamlessly’ into COP

The LCMS Council of Presidents September meeting includes nine newly elected district presidents, as the council examines various ongoing efforts across the Synod.