LCMS, WELS, ELS release report on years of informal discussion

Comments (7)
  1. MWolfy says:

    An announcement that we are talking? Well that’s good. I’d be more thrilled if the article were announcing restored fellowship though.

    1. David Kendall says:

      hmm wow I wonder why the elca and wels decided not to be a part of the LCMS anymore… i knew the elca broke off the lcms a long time ago and went a different direction as far as beliefs are concerned… Ive been a Lcms person all my life… I was born in Lcms and etc… but recently came back to the church… i was a child when all the turmoil was going on with all the changes to the Lcms back in the 70s.
      my parents are Pentecoastal now but in the beginning we were al LCMS. my entire family was…

      1. Madeleine says:

        The elca did not actually break off the lcms. A small group of churches broke off the lcms and joined two other denominations (who have a long history of their own in the usa) about ten years later to form the elca.

  2. Martin E. Keller says:

    Thank you for the progress report on the talks. May God grant that they bear fruit.

  3. Gene Halterman says:

    In this day and age where Christianity Is being attacked from all sides, we as Lutherans should be aggressive In our cooperation. There is strength in numbers. Maybe a confederation of Lutherans where we tolerate each others short comings is in order. Not agreeing is one thing but not realizing our commonalities is downright dumb. Pulpit fellowship should be down the road, but communing with fellow Lutherans is a must NOW.

  4. John Gardner says:

    I am a member of a LCMS congregation in Onalaska Wisconsin. There is a WELS congregation less than a mile from our home and our church. It is wonderful to discover work with integrity to explore possibilities of reestablishing fellowship over the next decades as well as continuing to explore similarities and differences in the near term. Blessings in Christ to all who are participating in these informal discussions.

  5. Rik Eischen says:

    I am so very thankful that representatives from the LCMS, the WELS and the ELS have been engaged in these informal discussions. I have been praying for this for a great many years, and even the development so far is an answer to prayer. May God continue to bless continued discussions, and may each Lutheran synod included keep their focus on what God teaches us in Holy Scripture. We need to be faithful to Holy Scripture and not compromise, yet the Holy Spirit can bring about greater unity as we are greater united on God’s holy revelation. May our sinful natures not get in the way of our desire to talk with one another (as well as listen) and better understand what we believe, and why. In everything, Soli Deo Gloria!