Newman reports the CTX leaders are committed to the confession of the LCMS. Their recent vote is about governance, not leaving.
Can Synod have national control of Concordias when times are good and local control when Concordias struggle to avoid “ascending liability?” You can’t have it both ways.
In the Nov. 11 statement, Synod leaders questioned the “standing” of CTX BOR to vote for improved local governance. The truth is we all have standing.
Earlier this year, Concordia Texas asked LCMS to discuss a change to a local governance model. After months of delay, they implemented their plan.
COP elects Lee Hagan and Richard Snow as leaders, providing a renewed emphasis on utilizing the God-given diversity of gifts to His Church, a focus on Word-directed decision-making, and collegiality. Their leadership vision reflects it.
Texas District acts to foster fraternal dialogue on important matters of doctrine and practice and responds to the 7-03 proposal.
There’s one thing that’s missing for the 2023 convention: nominations. As of August 10, fewer than half of the normal number of nominations are in. That’s alarming. Our Lord’s work deserves better.
As the LCMS experiences loss after loss, CUWAA shows what happens when institutions teach and live their Lutheran faith – and act like it.
If COVID has taught the LCMS one thing, it is that all ministry is local. Local layfolk, pastors, teachers, and other commissioned ministers make ministry happen.
When God calls His people to change, it starts with “me.” Every one of us needs change. God’s kind of change is a change that requires us to take a good look at ourselves and capture a God kind of hope for the future.