Thanks (tongue in cheek) to the CTICR for the 11th hour post concerning the response to question 5 “How is the gospel at stake in the ordination question?”
This group exemplifies the unimportance that the LCA Leadership places upon the issue of the Ordination of Men and Women into the Office of the Public Ministry.
Please see http://owl.lca.org.au/?page_id=41 as a misrepresentation on the full statement
Once again the CTICR is taking a balanced view. On one occasion it even said, “scripture and theology permit the ordination of women in the LCA” http://wp.wmn.org.au/lca-and-wo-history/the-final-report-of-the-lca-commission-on-theology-and-inter-church-relations-on-the-ordination-of-women/
In the upcoming Synod, I ask you, are we considering truth and error or are we considering Option ‘A’ and option ‘B’?
I believe that any decision reached in the upcoming Synod will be based on the assumption that we are debating options, rather than truth and error.
Rev. Chris Raatz
Grampians Lutheran Parish