Minority Reports and Opinions

The Commission on Theology and Church Relations (CTCR) publishes minority reports and opinions received in response to officially adopted documents.


Church and Society


Guidelines for Participation in Civic Events [2004]


Lutheran Doctrine and Practice


In Statu Confessionis - A Response to Questions from the Praesidium of the Synod [April 2005]



Theology and Practice of the Divine Call


Man and Woman; Human Sexuality


Authentein - Response to a Request from the LCMS Atlantic District on the word "authentein" (to have authority over) as used in 1 Tim. 2:12 [2005]

The Service of Women in Congregational Offices of Executive Director/President or Assistant Director/Vice-President [2004]

Response to Questions from BHE/CUS on Lay Teachers of Theology [2003]

The Service of Women in Congregational and Synodical Offices [1994]

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