The CTCR forthrightly asserts that this volume does not change, question or supplant any doctrinal position of the LCMS, including any Synod teaching on contemporary cultural issues such as race or sexuality.
The LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relations provides an overview of the Lutheran World Federation as a resource in advising partner churches about the LWF and the Commission’s concern over their joint membership with the LWF.
The Biblical Charities Continuing Education, which promotes applied mercy-education in connection with the LCMS, sponsored a roundtable discussion on “Caring for the Homeless with the Theology of the Cross.”
Racism grounds the identity and security of human life not in the God who alone is our Creator, Redeemer, and Sanctifier, but in self. Racism is a sin against the First Commandment because it fails to receive other human beings as gifts from God.