Why is it that the LCMS seems more concerned with “joint worship” and “serial prayer” with other ministers than with the forms of worship? I mean, some congregations’ worship is identical to worship at any number of protestant churches down the street from them and there are no “rules” or CTCR statements regarding this. What sends a bigger message of false unity? My saying a prayer next to a Methodist at some community event or me leading worship just like him every single Sunday? (I don’t do either by the way).
It’s a rhetorical question, but in all honesty I fail to see how there is much of a distinction. Worship is Confession. Lex ordani, lex credendi. The way of worship is the way of belief.