“Not” – Resolution 4-06 Task Force Report

Robert Schmidt The 2013 convention of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS) resolved that the president of the Synod establish a task force to resolve questions about the service of licensed deacons serving congregations of the Synod with the word and sacraments of Christ. The task force recently issued a report in response to the convention’s…
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Implications of the Advisory Nature of Synod

Rev. Dr. Norman Metzler Emeritus Professor of Theology Concordia University, Portland The Daystar Journal has recently published three articles explicating the congregational polity of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) and its advisory nature.[i] They¬†have made clear that while the Synod was organized around the concept of local congregational autonomy, that autonomy has been increasingly challenged…
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