May, Wolfmueller and Fisk! Mark Your Calendars for the Next BJS Conference

August 25th, 2012 Post by

“Lutherans In Africa, Out of Evangelicalism and in the LCMS”

The weekend closest to Valentines Day is always special for Confessional Lutherans because it means the annual BJS shindig which includes authentic Lutheran worship, no pietists allowed parties, high cholesterol food and great speakers.

Next year’s conference will be on Friday and Saturday, February 15-16 here at Bethany Lutheran Church, Naperville, Illinois. We have a great line-up of speakers for you: Rev. James May, Pastor Bryan Wolfmueller and Pastor Jonathan Fisk.

Our theme is “Lutherans!” Rev. May is the Director of Lutherans in Africa and will talk to us about that important work. Pastor Wolfmueller is a former evangelical who is now a dyed in the wool Lutheran and radio host. He will be sharing with us his journey out of evangelicalism and into historic Lutheranism. Pastor Fisk, Associate Pastor here at Bethany, Naperville, and creator/host of Worldview Everlasting will be talking about striving for pure Lutheranism in the LCMS today, a BJS hallmark.

BONUS SESSION – So, in the process of recruiting Wolfmueller, he prevailed upon us to support a recent habit and hobby he has picked up. It is one of his lifetime dreams to be a stand-up comic and he has stipulated that he will only speak at the BJS conference if he gets a chance to do his schtick. (We replied by asking what the difference would be between his normal conference presentation style and stand-up comedy.) Since we try not to take ourselves to seriously here at BJS we thought this was a perfect fit for our conference. So, if for no other reason than to watch Wolfmueller thrive or die under the hot lights of the BJS stage, start making your plans now to attend the conference.

We will be putting up registration materials in the next few weeks. (Click here for a look at last year’s conference.)

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  1. Jim Pierce
    August 25th, 2012 at 12:42 | #1

    I hope to be at this next conference. They are quite a blessing to attend!

  2. Jeremiah
    August 25th, 2012 at 14:45 | #2

    I believe Pr. Wolfmueller is a “dyed” in the wool Lutheran, not “died” as written above.

  3. August 25th, 2012 at 14:49 | #3

    @Jeremiah #2
    So noted, thank you Jeremiah for giving me the opportunity to edit my editor! I wonder if Pr. Rossow was being baptismal…

  4. August 25th, 2012 at 15:15 | #4

    Thank you Jeremiah and Joshua. No, I’m just a moron! :)

  5. August 26th, 2012 at 21:31 | #5

    So Wolfmueller will be rolling out the Lutheran School of Hilarity that weekend. I am sure applications will be flying off the table. I hope he has the curriculum worked out by then.

  6. Ed
    August 27th, 2012 at 04:14 | #6

    For those of us who cannot physically attend due to distance will this be streamed?

  7. Ted Badje
    August 28th, 2012 at 05:52 | #7

    I guess ‘to seriously’ is not serious at all. Get a better spellchecker.

  8. Pastor George Poulos
    August 28th, 2012 at 07:30 | #8

    When will registration open for this fabulous gathering?

  9. Nathan Redman
    September 22nd, 2012 at 06:48 | #9

    Any chance we could get some video on here of the conference.

  10. September 22nd, 2012 at 08:18 | #10


    We have done it in the past, but not every year. No firm plans yet.

  11. October 3rd, 2012 at 20:38 | #11

    We will see where I end up next year. I hope to make it to this one of these years.

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