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.

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

One Final Result to Catering Ministry to the Unchurched: Removing Christ

From this article on Foxnews it seems Campus Crusade for Christ is changing its name. http://www.foxnews.com It appears like Campus Crusade for Christ has gone down that road of accommodating even their name for those who are hindered by it.  … Continue reading

Faithfulness in our Military Chaplaincy, some thanks and praise.

A good friend emailed me this link today (thanks Fitz): http://www.lcms.org/Document.fdoc?src=lcm&id=1362 It seems like the prediction of change for our military chaplains is coming true.  I thank God that our chaplains can hopefully conduct themselves with less burden upon their … Continue reading

Cooperation in Externals… see the corruption on display. Lutheran Child and Family Services now placing children in same-sex couple “homes”

I was alerted to this article just this evening from the Chicago Tribune.  See it here. Here is what our continued experience with the “cooperation in externals” has gotten us: After the article makes sure to note that LCFS is … Continue reading

Continued Cooperation in Externals?

I recently read the Reporter article about continued LCMS-ELCA talks (see it here.) This post is a continued discussion based upon my previous posting at BJS entitled “Is it Cooperation in Externals..” Some good things about the article: Our chaplains … Continue reading

A Laymen’s Confession, the Church’s Confession – Celebrating the Augsburg Confession

Today (at least out here in the Mountain Time Zone) it is still June 25th, the 481st anniversary of the Augsburg Confession. Some thoughts on Augsburg:  (please add your own) It is a testament to God using all people to … Continue reading

Church Growth Conference at Redeemer, Fort Wayne – Not the way you think.

Ok, it’s just a play on words, the good folks at Redeemer are not going off the deep end into the error-laden world of church growth – they are focused on God’s created way for growth within the church (being … Continue reading

A woman runs for President, is it Lutheran? With POLL. UPDATED

[poll id=”5″] I heard on my local talk radio tonight that Michelle Bachmann will be running for President this time around.  Sarah Palin will also probably throw her head-covering in the ring as well.  Bachmann was at one point an … Continue reading

Law based Evangelism and “Missional Righteousness”

In my recent post about Rev. Curtis’ papers bringing election into the evangelism discussion there were many lively comments.  I also noticed in Rev. Rossow’s recent post that some accusations were being thrown around that his congregation wasn’t doing enough … Continue reading