(Matthew Block) President Harrison, the LCMS, and Ecumenical Dialogue

….LCMS’ relationships with other churches have also been growing over the past few years as well. In particular, the LCMS, along with its sister church, Lutheran Church”“Canada (LCC), has developed good relations with the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), publishing last year a joint statement rejoicing that they can “jointly affirm core teachings (articles) of the Christian faith shared by our church bodies.” Similarly good relations have been developed with the North American Lutheran Church (NALC), with whom the LCMS and LCC are in continuing talks. Representatives of these four church bodies (ACNA, NALC, LCC, and LCMS) recently met together for an ecumenical summit on marriage and sexuality, publishing a joint affirmation on marriage (signed by the heads of all four churches) shortly thereafter.

The LCMS’ growing interchurch relations are not restricted to North America either. While the LCMS has long been part of the International Lutheran Council, the church is more and more developing relationships with biblical Lutherans outside this group.

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3 comments on “(Matthew Block) President Harrison, the LCMS, and Ecumenical Dialogue

  1. Ralinda says:

    Very glad to see this. My son attends an LCMS school and it has been a huge blessing to us. Blog readers who are looking for good Christian schools – preschool-8th grade – should check to see if there is an LCMS church and school in their community. The LCMS is a strong supporter of its schools and the teaching vocation but the schools tend to be small and they don’t advertise much. I don’t know how it compares to others, but our school has several male teachers — another plus.

  2. Ad Orientem says:

    Not Protestant here, but I’ve always had a healthy respect for the LCMS. They know what they stand for and aren’t wishy washy about it.

  3. Jim the Puritan says:

    I echo the value of LCMS schools. My son went to both an LCMS intermediate and high school. One challenge is that they try to keep their tuition as low as possible, and that often means they are on a shoestring budget in terms of competing with other private schools that may have higher public profiles and nicer physical facilities. But your child will get a good education in a solid and caring Christian environment. I thought the LCMS schools my son attended were a much better environment for both students and families than the elite prep school my son (and his brother) had earlier attended.