Bible Translations Based on a study of the NIV (2011), the Doctrine Committee recommends against the use of the NIV (2011). The Doctrine Committee recommends for use in the Evangelical Lutheran Synod translations such as: New King James Version (NKJV), English Standard Version (ESV), An American Translation (Beck, AAT), the New American Standard Bible (NASB 95) and the Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV). These translations are accurate and understandable. The essay “Understanding Bible Translations” by Rev. Brian Keller (WELS), is recommended for further study.
Private Absolution and the Confessional Seal At the General Pastoral Conference of the ELS in October 2019, the Doctrine Committee gave a presentation entitled “Private Absolution and the Confessional Seal.” This presentation explains the use of private absolution in the Lutheran church and of the confessional seal.
Writings by ELS Doctrine Committee Members
Proclaiming the Truth of Jesus to a Postmodern World by Allen Quist
Ten Truths About Evolution That Everyone Should Know by Allen Quist