CTCR offers clarification on Luther’s ‘two kingdoms’ doctrine.
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.
NALC, LCMS reps address biblical authority, contemporary issues
Leaders of the Synod and the North American Lutheran Church meet Sept. 9-10 in St. Louis, continuing discussions that began in late 2011.
Catechism survey yields helpful, positive results
The 2015 online survey — about updating the “Explanation” of “Luther’s Small Catechism with Explanation,” in keeping with the 2013 Synod convention Resolution 3-13A — is now complete.
CTCR report addresses how science, theology intersect
The LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relation’s report is mailed to all Synod congregations and rostered church workers and is available online.
Wanted: Feedback on updating Small Catechism Explanation
The update is needed because of “many changes in the understanding of morals, civil law and natural law in church and society,” according to the 2013 Synod convention.
CTCR adopts three new documents
The LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relations adopts reports on Communion statements and women’s service in the church, and a Bible study on persecution.
CTCR to host second international theological conference
Lutheran leaders from five continents will gather in 2015 in Wittenberg, Germany, to focus on celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017.
Final four resolutions pass for Theology, Church Relations Committee
On the last day of business, delegates pass resolutions on confession and absolution, men and women, creation and the doctrine of the call.
Church bodies issue joint ‘Affirmation of Marriage’
The statement is the result of ongoing study and discussion between the LCMS, the Anglican Church in North America, Lutheran Church—Canada and the North American Lutheran Church.
LCMS participates in ecumenical summit on biblical marriage, sexuality
ST. LOUIS, May 14, 2013—A landmark ecumenical summit on “Biblical Teaching on Marriage and Sexuality” featuring church leaders from the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), Lutheran Church-Canada (LCC), North American Lutheran Church (NALC) and The Lutheran Church―Missouri Synod (LCMS).took place May 3-5, 2013, at Church of the Holy Communion, Dallas.
CTCR to publish report on natural knowledge of God
The LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relations adopts a report titled “The Natural Knowledge of God in Christian Confession and Christian Witness.”
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.