The LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relations (CTCR) has published A Chaste and Decent Life: An Update to Human Sexuality 1981. The new report, which affirms the propositions found in Human Sexuality: A Theological Perspective from 1981, addresses issues that have arisen since that time.
A Chaste and Decent Life concludes, “In keeping with the venerable tradition of Luther’s catechism, the Commission urges the Christian ethic of ‘a chaste and decent life’ as a model for how Christians should live in a culture that denies its basic moral foundations.”
LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison recommends that the people of the LCMS read and study this report.
“This extensive update from the LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relations (CTCR) on its own commendable statement on human sexuality from 1981 will assist the church to navigate the difficult current challenges to both chastity and decency,” Harrison writes in a letter that accompanies the report.