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Reports from the
Commission on Theology and Church Relations

The Commission on Theology and Church Relations of Lutheran Church–Canada is responsible for providing guidance to the church in matters of theology and relations with other church bodies. The commission consists of the president of Lutheran Church–Canada, a faculty representative from each of Synod's two seminaries and two elected clergy members and two elected laypersons. Their reports dealing with current issues within the church are released periodically.

Status in Lutheran Church–Canada of the documents of the Commission on Theology and Church Relations

1. Documents for "Reference and Guidance"
DATE RESOLUTION TITLE LOCATION
1993 93.1.02 Extra-Congregational Communion Services 1993 Workbook, G8-G9
1996
1999
96.1.03A
99.1.08
1996 Workbook, G7-G20;
1999 Workbook, G11-G20 (final)
1996
1999
96.1.09
99.1.09
1996 Workbook, G21-G33;
1999 Workbook, G21-G47 (final)
2011 11.1.10 May a Vicar Celebrate the Lord’s Supper in an Emergency Situation 2011 Workbook, G12-G17
2. Documents for "Study and Response"
DATE RESOLUTION TITLE LOCATION
2005 05.1.02 The Divine Call and Christian Freedom 2005 Workbook, G1-G7
2008 08.1.02 2008 Workbook, G7-G22;
2011 Workbook, G9-G11
2008 05.1.04a Pastor and People Together in Christ’s Church 2008 Workbook, G27-G54
2011 11.1.09 Cremation and the Christian 2011 Workbook, G1-G8
3. Other Documents
DATE RESOLUTION TITLE LOCATION
1994   Where Canada’s Lutherans Stand Word and Deed (Spring 1998): 12-16
1994   Deposal and/or Removal: Principles, Practices, and Proposals LTR 7.1-2:9-27
1996 96.2.03A
99.2.01
Scriptural, Dogmatic, and Historical Perspectives on the [Re]establishment of the Diaconate in Lutheran Church–Canada 1996 Workbook, G62-G81
1997   The Moral Status of Gambling website
1998   Lutheran Divergences Word and Deed (Spring 1998): 4-11
2002 02.1.03 Interim Eucharistic Sharing with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada 2002 Workbook, G1-G5
2002 02.1.05a Response to East District Resolution 00.3-03 (“Intinction”) 2002 Workbook, G6
2002   Opinion on the Ontario Divisional Court decision regarding the definition of marriage website
2005   Evaluation of the CTCR Concerning the Lutheran Service Book 2005 Workbook, E22-E23
2008   Ruminations on Church Discipline LTR 19:107-22
2008 02.1.05a Modes of Sacramental Reception 2008 Workbook, G23-G26
2008 ED 06.3.05 The Role of Retired Clergy in Lutheran Church–Canada LTR 21:84-88
2011   The Diaconate, the Call, and the Synod  
2011   The Doctrinal Authority of C. F. W. Walther’s Kirche und Amt (Church and Ministry) in Lutheran Church–Canada 2011 Workbook, G18-G25

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