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LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relations: Document Library

The CTCR library includes Bible studies and guides, responses to ecumenical discussions and actions, LCMS doctrinal statements, LCMS policy and polity documents, dissenting opinions, and task force reports.


Bible Studies and Discussion Guides

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Doctrinal Statements of the LCMS

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Task Force Reports

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Responses to Ecumenical Discussions and Actions

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CTCR Staff Responses

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LCMS Polity and Policy

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CTCR Responses to Expressions of Dissent

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Minority Opinions

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Statements from Other Church Bodies and Entities

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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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