In light of the third installment of dialogue between the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) and The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), October 27–28, which focuses on “Contemporary Issues Facing the Church in North America,” it is good to consider the new document produced by CTCR staff titled, “Theological Dialogue with Other Christian Church Bodies.” The document explores why it is good to engage in theological discussion with other church bodies, even if immediate fellowship is not foreseen. President Harrison requested the CTCR staff to study whether it is permissible and beneficial for the LCMS to engage in such discussions with other Christians. The result is the document below.

— Rev. Albert B. Collver, Director of Church Relations

Theological Dialogue With Other Christian Church Bodies-Adopted 09-17-11