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.
7-03 calls for CTX to repent. After hearing the story from both sides, delegates should vote for everyone to repent and resolve the CTX issue.
Our Congregations — Our Synod applauds the COP’s open session conversation about CTX. Synod’s BOD could learn from this. Executive sessions don’t build understanding, support of Synod members, and trust. Transparency does.
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.