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.

The cost of seminary vs. the benefit.

A recent article on this site brought some attention to the costs of seminary.  Having graduated from Concordia Theological Seminary in 2008 I know all too well the cost of a seminary education.  The cost is high, and yes I … Continue reading

The sheep judge the shepherd…sometimes men need to be defrocked.

A few weeks back I posted an article on congregations forcing good pastors out.  It may be a good idea to reread that one first before reading this one.  You can find it here.  As a result of that article … Continue reading

New “draft” minutes of MNS District BOD meeting are public…

See the minutes here: Some of my thoughts: Apparently, the company purchasing ULC is willing to have chapel and office space for ULC to continue (for a price?). Also, there is a very “pious” note on 1 Peter 3:11 and … Continue reading

No comment, just let the man’s words speak for themselves…

OK, one comment – this should give cause to “SAVE ULC” and put your cash where your confession is. From a Minnesota South Pastor’s page on his congregational website:  see it on their website here.  Or because these things tend … Continue reading

Same old heresy, new name: LCMS OWN

A friend alerted me to this online today.  It is yet another effort of Satan to afflict the LCMS with more heresy, this time with the heresy of women’s ordination.   On their discussion page they would not tolerate my conversation … Continue reading

Luther’s Birthday, Free Conferences, and Gas Prices

A few weeks ago many WELS, ELS, LCMS and even some other Lutherans gathered on Luther’s birthday to have a Free Conference in the great city of New Ulm, MN (a town found in my ancestry along with the great … Continue reading

Double your offering to help ULC without giving double… Show Unity in the Litany…

I had the great opportunity to attend the Wyoming District Youth Breakaway Weekend this past weekend at St. Andrew’s Campus Center in Laramie, Wyoming.  At the event, I had the chance to sit down and talk with Pastor David Kind … Continue reading

Grow your numbers while losing the Church – Host a techno-mass!

I read this in the local Cheyenne paper this morning. http://www.wyomingnews.com At first this may seem like a good compromise – it has the contemporary aspect (really contemporary, not the type promoted by many Americans) and also uses the word … Continue reading

Save ULC – a new video, and a reminder to keep support coming in.

Here is a new video from some former members of ULC about ULC.   Please take a look:   Confessionals, time to put your money where your mouth (and confession) is: DONATE TO SUPPORT ULC   … Continue reading

Pastoral Abuse and a Church’s obligation to be merciful…

This article is about abuse of pastors, not the opposite (please keep comments in line with that). This past month was “Pastor Appreciation Month” and many congregations gave gifts or meals or something in thanks to the work their pastors … Continue reading

Walther Reformation Sermon and Prayer

Received this from a brother in Christ (and in the ministry) this morning.  Thought it would be a good read for all of you folks as well.  Thanks to Don for the sermon and prayer.   A REFORMATION SERMON AND … Continue reading

Walther proves our arrogance wrong…

In the spirit of celebration I have been trying to read more Walther lately.  In the course of my reading, I found the foreward to the 1856 edition of Lehre and Wehre [which I think is the first year of … Continue reading

“We Have to Try” – a perspective on the Koinonia Project from presentations made to the Wyoming District Pastors Conference

I had the privilege to sit and listen to First Vice President Mueller discuss the Koinonia Project with Pastors from the Wyoming District (the first day also included teachers and deaconesses too).  Here are some of my thoughts about what … Continue reading

More on ULC from the Office of the President

Just received this through my email.  Glad to see that more is being said! – JVS   The Seventeenth Week after Pentecost October 13, 2011 Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity! (Psalm 133:1) Dear … Continue reading

IRS definitions, ministerial confusion, and the Supreme Court

Here’s a news article from deseretnews.com   It seems that the LCMS is at the front and center of a legal struggle that will have a long lasting affect upon anything considered “church”. When I first started learning about nomenclature … Continue reading

President Harrison comments on ULC

Found on the Witness, Mercy, Life Together blog: Friday, September 30, 2011 Dear Friends in Christ, In the course of the September meeting of the Council of Presidents, Minnesota North President Don Fondow and I requested of President Lane Seitz … Continue reading

ULC Purchase Agreement signed…

District Sells to Doran The link is from a friend…   What are the consequences of this?  Is there still a way to save ULC? This whole thing reminds me of a process with a goal that has had greased … Continue reading

Letter to the MN South District Board of Directors by Rev. Mark Preus

This letter came across to my wife’s facebook, and then when I finally joined facebook (I held out until now) I was able to see it too.  This is from a good friend (and distant relative) who has suffered alongside … Continue reading

Stand up and “testify”. The impact of ULC/CLC

Here is my attempt to allow others to see the widespread impact of God’s work through the University Lutheran Chapel in Minneapolis and Campus Lutheran Chapel of Mankato, Minnesota – recently given the axe by the Minnesota South District. I … Continue reading

Infant Communion and Open Communion

Disclaimer: This article is not against the practice of early communion, as it still can reflect faithful instruction, examination, and pastoral care. I have recently been looking into communion practices.  I have written a lot of things in the past … Continue reading

Strategies and Tips for dealing with COHABITATION

Young and old, it is becoming common.  Even on my Concordia Plan “Be Well, Serve Well” survey (courtesy of CareAllies) it talks about my “spouse/partner”.  The culture is all about giving things a test drive, a test run of the … Continue reading

Life Together – Authority Abuse and Neglect

I presented the following for the congregation I serve during their annual Planning Council.  I think it could be useful for discussion. Life Together – Authority and Responsibilities             One of the keys in our Life Together as a congregation … Continue reading

I drove across the country to meet with my editor (Pastor Rossow)

No, seriously, it was a family vacation of sorts. Highlights: visiting friends in Nebraska and commiserating about parsonages, including the care congregations can show their shepherd the joy and reminder of preaching at an ordination and watching congregations eagerly receive … Continue reading

Was the Church of the Old Testament “missional”?

This question came to mind because I was recently driving around Cheyenne and noticed a “New Testament Christian Church”. Simple question, hopefully will result in some comments and conversation. I contend that by current standards (get out there and GO … Continue reading

A call for pastors to keep watch over doctrine in all situations

Just last weekend numerous congregations in the LCMS used the prayers released by our Synod for the Prayer of the Church.  This is nice service that Synod provides to pastors and congregations and there is some great meaning behind a … Continue reading