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.

Convention Day One Recap

Today was a day of elections.  The Convention considered some resolutions (including some good national and international witness matters), but the main thing that happened today was the elections.  The Convention decided to reelect the incumbent Vice Presidents (with a … Continue reading

Convention Day One Under Way

The 66th Regular National Convention of the LCMS is underway.  Yesterday were the floor committee meetings, and I spent some time in the room for Ecclesiastical Supervision (Dispute Resolution/Checks and Balances [12-01] and also Candidate resolutions [12-02]).  The Floor Committee … Continue reading

LCMS Election 2016 – Secretary of the Synod – Rev. Dr. John Sias

There are a few elections that I would like to spotlight here at Steadfast in the coming week leading up to the Convention (if I have time).  The first one I want to focus on is for the office of … Continue reading

Harrison wins re-election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Bylaws of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) instruct the Secretary of the Synod to notify the candidates in the Synod’s presidential election of the results of the balloting at least two weeks prior to the convention. … Continue reading

Checks and Balances are a good thing for governance

I am a Senior Pastor.  I not only am responsible by Divine Call for preaching, teaching, baptizing, absolving, and communing, but according to human arrangement I am also to lead, develop, supervise, and other things of an administrative nature. With … Continue reading

Pastor Wolfmueller weighs in on President Harrison

Pastor Lawrence White once called the Missouri Synod convention a “Tri-Annual Armageddon.” All the synodical hopes and fears of all the years will meet, this summer, in Milwaukee, and as with every convention, the devil try to lead us into … Continue reading

Three (or Four?) More Years! Steadfast with Harrison.

This weekend, pastors and lay delegates throughout the synod will be casting votes for president of the synod. The Brothers of John the Steadfast are recommending that electors vote for Matthew Harrison. This is not a slight against any of … Continue reading

What the picture doesn’t show (fatherhood and a Synodical President)

This is a post from the past that shows the kind of Synod President we have.   Since BJS is dedicated to helping restore fatherhood, I thought I would share a moment from the BJS Conference this past weekend.  While … Continue reading

Neo-Monasticism, Lay Ministry, and Korah

Monasticism was one of the very things that the Reformation fought against by teaching the truth of God’s Word about vocation over and against the self-chosen good works of the papist monks.  Well, almost 500 years later we are still … Continue reading

Licensed Lay Whatchamacallit? Let Gottesdienst help you understand the issue.

This year’s convention of the LCMS has a few key issues.  One of them is the issue of Lay Ministry, allowed in the LCMS officially since 1989 in opposition to the plain teaching of the Augsburg Confession (Article XIV).  To … Continue reading

Pr. Wolfmueller on Bumper Sticker Theology and the Anti-Catechism

The congregation I serve has a speaker come every year for an afternoon and teach on an evangelism related topic.  This year, Pastor Wolfmueller was invited up to speak on the topic of “bumper sticker theology”, which of course has … Continue reading

Steadfast Readers like good theology, good beer, good scotch, and they should have good coffee as well.

You can have theology any time of the day.  However other gifts of God have their appropriate time.  In the morning, when you rise making the sign of the cross you may still be a little groggy and need a … Continue reading

Driving on Sunday is a First Article Gift

Editor’s Note:  Go and check out this new Lutheran site Driving on Sunday.   I hear it all the time. “The world is falling apart. Kyrie Eleison” Our eyes are blasted with images we wish we could forget (a megachurch … Continue reading

A Conference on Faithfulness to AC XIV — Go if you can!

Gottesdienst, one of the best online and print Lutheran organizations out there is hosting a conference on Tuesday, May 17th in St. Louis for anyone that can go.  The theme is a great one for the Evangelical Lutheran Church – … Continue reading

Candidates get a turn.

We have seen what the 3-10A Task Force came up with – nothing decisive or substantial.  You can read the original resolution, report, and President Harrison’s letter asking for more input here. Instead, President Harrison is using his authority to … Continue reading

29 stanzas of greatness for our readers.

Thank you to Mark DeGarmeaux for the translation. We know this one from LSB’s “On my heart imprint Your Image” which is only one stanza long.  There are 28 other great stanzas to consider and meditate upon from the mind … Continue reading

2016 Conference Video Study — Reformation Preaching

The following are some reflection/study questions for watching the presentation by Pr. Hull on “Reformation Preaching”: Whose beard surpasses Pr. Hull’s beard? What is the serious problem Pr. Hull speaks about in the Synod? What’s the primary purpose of the … Continue reading

From His Fullness We Have Received — 2016 Lenten Devotional

Here it is, just in time (late actually).  For use wherever it is needed.  This devotional is the culmination of the work of four pastors (Rev. Marcus Baikie, Rev. Daniel Hinton, Rev. Chris Hull, and Rev. Joshua Scheer) based upon … Continue reading

Last minute Lenten Devotional from Steadfast in the Parish coming by tomorrow

As we did in Advent, so there will be a free Lenten Devotion put out by Steadfast Lutherans, but it has been delayed in its release for a  variety of reasons.  So, tomorrow I hope to have it done.  It … Continue reading

2016 Steadfast Conference Recap – Texans show some great hospitality and Lutherans confess great theology

Today marked the last day of the 2016 Steadfast Lutherans Conference.   This year was a marked difference than previous years.  Instead of braving blizzards and freezing temps to hear good theology and so forth in Naperville, the conference was … Continue reading

Steadfast Lutherans Conference – Start the celebration of the Reformation with us

This coming year will be filled with much fanfare about the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.  The Synod has already begun to prepare for some of it as well.  CPH has released a line of Reformation 500 items already.  So … Continue reading

Register now for the Steadfast Conference to save some money!

The 2016 Steadfast Lutherans Conference is fast approaching!  Come on down and enjoy February in Texas!  Enjoy a whole spectrum of great speakers teaching on Reformation topics that are timely. (do you think Pr. Beane may have something to say … Continue reading

Thank you for supporting Candidates (CRM)

In a previous post, I passed along a request to provide some funds to help pastors without calls celebrate Christmas.  That effort was led by Pr. Ken Kelly.  Pr. Kelly sent this note to any of you who helped donate. … Continue reading

Statement Clarifying the Position of Concordia University, St. Paul from its President

Recently the secular media has been picking up a story coming out of Concordia University, St. Paul.  It had quoted President Ries in a very strange way (as the media often does in relation to the church, especially in a … Continue reading

Advent/Christmas Devotional from Steadfast in the Parish

Brothers of John the Steadfast is pleased to announce the availability of a devotional, Cause for Great Joy, from Steadfast in the Parish! This Advent and Christmas devotional was written by the pastors at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Cheyenne, … Continue reading