Texas DP Newman’s “Observations and Recommendations” Ecclesiastical Investigation report of the CTX controversy places blame on all “sides.”
Leaders and delegates coming to our Milwaukee convention will have to decide if they want to talk, listen, and reconcile — or fight, denounce, and condemn.
7-05 creates a new bylaw for the appointment and removal of Board of Regent. Sadly, removal may be based on accusation, not proof.
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.
President Harrison, Secretary Sias and the LCMS Board of Directors (BOD) shamefully hid from Synod their true intentions regarding Selma. Newly shared documents and open records from Synod BOD minutes, convention records and the CCM opinions reveal their double-dealing. Selma never had a chance. Could this happen to a Concordia near you?
Harrison’s plan to centralize control of our local Concordias under one President and Board of Regents is a dangerous power-grab. Who gave Harrison and Sias the authority to do this?
In a move that surprised Concordia University Presidents, President Harrison and Secretary Sias will propose the elimination of all Concordia Boards of Regents at the Tampa Convention in 2019. However, President Tom Ries of Concordia, St. Paul, revealed that our Concordia University Presidents are unanimously opposed to Harrison’s plan.
In Part One of the Congregations Matter article about United Listers, concerned LCMS members learned two things. First, the groups that form The United List are well-funded with hundreds of thousands of dollars in their war chests for political purposes. Second, United Listers control Synod. Laypeople and pastors alike can hardly believe this happens in the LCMS.