LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relations: Document Library


General Resources

LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relations

General resources from the CTCR are separated into the following categories:


Bible Studies and Discussion Guides



LCMS Doctrinal Statements



Task Force Reports



Responses to Ecumenical Organizations, Discussions and Actions



CTCR Staff Responses



LCMS Polity and Policy



CTCR Responses to Expressions of Dissent



Minority Opinions



Statements from Other Church Bodies and Entities



Individual Opinions Recommended for Study and Consideration

In response to inquiries and concerns received in early 2020 about materials published in 2019 by an organization called ReconcilingWorks: Lutherans for Full Participation, the CTCR commissioned three LCMS seminary professors to write evaluations of these materials on the basis of the theological perspective of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Two of these responses examine a document titled Reconciling Scripture for Lutherans; the other responds to a briefer document titled Lutheran Introduction to Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression. These three opinion papers are being made available here by the CTCR for wider study and discussion of issues related to human sexuality, gender identity, and the teaching of Scripture regarding these issues.


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