Prayers Requested for the publishers of GOOD NEWS magazine.

Dear readers of Steadfast,

It is with great sadness that I want to report to you that over the past day a fire has raged in the St. Louis area and it still smolders tonight.  The fired claimed a warehouse which contained some precious goods – around 2 million copies (updated report now says 1.5 million) of past issues of GOOD NEWS magazine.  Good News magazine has been around for quite some time and is well known for its sound theology, beautiful artwork and topical issues.  I know Lutherans in Africa uses their materials in their catechesis across the continent.  I have also used them in my parish life and know dear members who have combed through each study of every issue.  The past and present issues are treasures to the Church.

We don’t know all of the fallout yet, but as Christian people include the good folks at GOOD NEWS magazine in your prayers (Wallace and Kathy Schulz).  We will pass along any information we find out about the situation as we learn more about it.


About Pastor Joshua Scheer

Pastor Joshua Scheer is the Senior Pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He is also the Editor-in-chief of Brothers of John the Steadfast. He oversees all of the work done by Steadfast Lutherans. He is a regular host of Concord Matters on KFUO. Pastor Scheer and his lovely wife Holly (who writes and manages the Katie Luther Sisters) have four children and enjoy living in Wyoming.


Prayers Requested for the publishers of GOOD NEWS magazine. — 17 Comments

  1. Sad news indeed! I am one of those who has benefited from these magazines, having studied and read nearly every one of them. I still have the entire set on my bookshelves and hand out extra copies to fit situations where I believe they may be of help.

  2. We’ve had the Lutheran Heritage Foundation speak at our congregation many times. The last was only a few weeks ago.

  3. So sorry to hear the news of the fire. Perhaps some of the magazines can be salvaged. When a fire broke out in a St. Petersburg warehouse over a year ago, the first news was that all was lost if not by fire then by the water. When final assessment was made we had lost only 20% of the books as many were in boxes and wrapped in shrink wrap and not water damaged. Perhaps the same will be discovered in this case. Our prayers are with Wallace and Kathy.

  4. Very sad to hear this and I have no idea what the Lord is up to here.

    I do know that in the early days, GN was not too interested in web publishing. I believe they needed the funding from sales of the paper magazine.

    I wish GN would get a big gift without strings to put this all on the web, for free. Maybe it could reach many more people.

    God help Dr. and Mrs. Schulz and all others involved in the magazine.


    Can you supply a current snail mail address?
    [I should have it but just now I can’t find an envelope.]


  6. I have a one story Brick Warehouse that would serve HIS greater purpose, even if it would be temporary, please contact me. Thank you.

  7. @Robert rahn #3

    Everything is indeed gone. if there was anything that wasn’t burned, it is now floating in the water in the basement of the building. i will update with more soon.

  8. @mbw #4

    We are indeed interested in web publishing. However, the art we use is not so easily–or affordably–put online. Many restrictions come along with that and not every piece of art has the same restrictions. So, it isn’t a matter of simply resisting that or needing to sell hard copy. Timothy Schenks understands correctly that many of our readers, especially in other nations, only have good access to hard copy. Internet is not so easy every where. Thank you for your prayers. They are much needed an appreciated at this time.

  9. Kathy S: thank you for your kind reply. I actually remember that issue (image copyrights) now, having asked a mutual friend (LC) about it probably twenty years ago. I am so sorry this happened to you and pray you will both be comforted and will be able to continue.

  10. I am so sorry this happened! (Talk about a fiery arrow sent from the Adversary…) This magazine is such a treasure, and I wish more Christians knew about it. It is sadly only given away free in Confessional Lutheran congregations, too. Please consider them as your Amazon Smile charity (pain-free giving by Amazon everytime you purchase something on Amazon Smile instead of Amazon.) Wallace and Kathy: Please let us know what you need! And fervent prayers are on the way– chin up, you two!

  11. I have subscribed to this magazine and was just going to renew today. I don’t know how I missed this horrible news. The /Schulz’s sent me a Treasury of Daily Prayer years ago- as my community is so void of a strong confessional LCMS church. Many of us live a spiritually isolated Lutheran walk with the Lord.
    Are they any updates and any hope of future publications?


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