Steadfast in Society: It’s a BOY!!!

It’s a Boy!!! And it has been for a while. All of the world has been awaiting the birth of the royal baby for nine long months. During that time articles have been written, news reports have been given, the … Continue reading

Poprah: The Empire Strikes Back

If Poprah is the supreme pontiff of New Ageism then she has recently appointed her very own College of Cardinals. But the most “shocking” thing is from which pool she decided to draw water from: the “Christian” Church. But what … Continue reading

Steadfast In Society: The Gospel According to Tom Waits

Tom Waits has been known as one of the most brilliant musical and lyrical minds of the last half of the 20th century. Many of his insights reflects Christian truth, the suffering of humanity, and of course late nights in … Continue reading

Steadfast in Society: Liturgics and the Young

At this past Lenten Wednesday service we (Divine Savior Lutheran Church, Shepherdsville, KY) had an opportunity to introduce a couple of young men into the service of our Lord. Many parishes often times have struggles with getting the young to … Continue reading

Higher Things Lenten Reflections

We all know that Lent is a time for repentance, reconciliation amongst the brethren, and even suffering. It’s even an occasion for a fish fry or two. However, one thing that most often gets left out is using the Lenten … Continue reading

Steadfast in Society: Ante Bellum

On April 12th 1861 one of the most famous battles in American History began and opened up the flood gates to the bloodiest and costliest war that America had ever seen. The battle of Fort Sumter started a war that … Continue reading

Thoughts from a Young Pastor

I’m a young Pastor. I’m not apologetic about it. It is what it is. I haven’t been through the wars. I haven’t seen all that there is too see. I haven’t been in the old fashion trenches. There is much … Continue reading

Steadfast in Society: Poprah

Nothing calls for confession quite like getting caught red handed. At least that is what Lance Armstrong is coming to learn. The 7 time Tour de France winner has been accused time after time of cheating by using performance enhancing … Continue reading

Pr. Mize’s Meditation for New Year’s Eve

Meditation on New Years Eve Scripture Reading: Romans 6:1-4: What shall we say then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in … Continue reading

Steadfast in Society: Higher Things: A Retreat Review, Etc

When you think of Higher Things what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Awesome conferences, right? They should! Because the Higher Things conferences are fantastic and because of them Higher Things has become a Lutheran staple in … Continue reading

Steadfast in Society: Aesthetics as Catechesis

“These are not floor plans but explorations of forms that distinguish relationship between congregation, presider, and the transcendent.” –Father Gilbert Sunghera Ahhhh, the sweet sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste of liturgics! How wonderfully important it is that we receive … Continue reading

Steadfast in Society: The Liturgy of Death

Lutheran theology is hard. Most of all for culture. Even other denominations have a hard time delving deep into the beautiful and rich understanding of steadfast Lutheranism all across the world. Growing up in the Bible belt, however the theology … Continue reading

Steadfast in Society: Plan B becomes Plan A

Here it is folks! Lives ending to rousing applause. Why? For the sake of reducing teen pregnancy in the State of New York. Because certainly there can be no other way to avoid teen pregnancy other than murder… right? Many … Continue reading

Steadfast in Society: On Suffering

There is nothing quite like the sweet stench of being reminded just how human you are! It is one thing to proclaim that we bare the cross loudly and proudly when there is no suffering anywhere to be found and … Continue reading

Steadfast in Society: A Gold for God

I must admit that like most of America I watched every moment of the Women’s team and individual gymnastics. What these women are able to do is simply amazing to say the very least. I know Aly Raisman did at … Continue reading

Asinus Asinum Fricat

Good grief! I don’t know about the rest of the faithful readers of BJS, but if you have had your eye on any societal media in the past 2 years there is a noticeable trend that is undeniable and disheartening: … Continue reading