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.
Tag: Concordia University System
Newman: CTX Leaders are Committed to the Confession of the LCMS
Newman reports the CTX leaders are committed to the confession of the LCMS. Their recent vote is about governance, not leaving.
Texas Shows the Way Forward
Texas District acts to foster fraternal dialogue on important matters of doctrine and practice and responds to the 7-03 proposal.
CUWAA Leads the Way
As the LCMS experiences loss after loss, CUWAA shows what happens when institutions teach and live their Lutheran faith – and act like it.
Congratulations President Harrison
Congregations Matter extends its congratulations to President Harrison on his victory in last week’s Synod presidential election. We join the church in praying for God’s richest blessings upon him as he carries out his important responsibilities over the next three years. He must work to collaborate with the WHOLE Synod to provide more transparent, fiscally responsible, and trustworthy leadership.
The Fix Was In — Selma Never Had A Chance
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 Plans to Centralize Control of All Our Concordias PART 2
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?
Harrison Plans to Centralize Control of All Our Concordias PART 1
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.
United List Candidates Control Synod (Part 2)
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.
United List Candidates Control Synod (Part 1)
If you like the way our Synod is going, thank the United List. United List Candidates are in control. Now in 84% of LCMS elected positions, United List candidates almost totally control the presidium, boards and regents of our Synod. Who creates “The United List”? Just read list of constituent groups. Think about how Synod is going. Ask yourself, “Is their influence good for my congregation?”