It is important that I publicize an apology I recently made to the Synod’s Commission on Constitutional Matters for a comment I posted on the Brothers of John the Steadfast site on April 18, 2012.
Here is my original comment, posted on BJS on April 18, 2012.
I believe when there is a less than partisan and agenda-driven CCM in position after the next Synodical convention we may find resolution to these issues. As it stands now, the present CCM is issuing opinions that are based on idealogical loyalties, not balanced, objective opinions, such as their latest position that a pastor who communes at an ELCA altar is not participating in the rites and ceremonies of a heterodox body as long as he is not participating in the sense of being involved In the liturgical observances, that is, vested and involve directly in the worship service. Yes, I know, plainly absurd, but this is the kind of vacuous opinions we are getting at present from the CCM, so do not look to them to sort through these issues in any helpful way.
Here the apology I sent to the CCM.
Thank you for your letter of May 15 offering me brotherly reproof and admonishment, sent in the spirit of Matt. 18. I’m humbled by it and confess my sin against the Eighth Commandment, and all of you, as you rightly point out. You have my apology and request for forgiveness, and I ask you to share this letter with the members of the CCM.