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.

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

Supporting Pastors in Need at Christmas

We have often reported of the horrid conditions that many men find themselves in on Candidate status.  Here is an opportunity for anyone who wants to help these men at this time of the year. This effort is being headed … Continue reading

2016 Conference Registration Now Open!

            “It’s Time” to register for our conference.   Click HERE to go to the registration page.   … Continue reading

Being “Spiritually Fed”: by Thought, Feeling, or by Faith?

19 By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him; 20 for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything.    1 John 3:19-20 There is a … Continue reading

Vicar Overture for 2016 Convention

This came to my attention the other day.  It is a good overture to try to restore faithfulness to our Lutheran Confessions in our use of vicars.  Any member congregation can submit an overture to the LCMS Convention.  For more … Continue reading

Free for theology folks who know Latin — Martin Chemnitz’s works!

Lutheran Heritage Foundation is offering a free hardcover copy of selected works of Martin Chemnitz in Latin.  They do ask that you donate to help offset shipping costs if you are able. To order, call the LHF office at (800)554-0723 … Continue reading

Jesus speaks against the Heavenly Vision Profit Industry.

in the past few years we have seen “Heaven is for Real” become a best-selling book and movie.  In fact the movie sold $100 million worldwide and now $37 million in DVD and other media as well.  The book was … Continue reading

The LCMS has a new 6th Vice President!

News came out today from the LCMS administration that the Rev. Dr. Robert Kuhn resigned as the Sixth Vice President (East-Southeast Region) of the LCMS for health reasons.  Please include him in your prayers.  He has served the Synod very faithfully … Continue reading

District President May does the right thing and confesses the faith rather than going “interfaith”.

From the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: This quote describes the event: A responsive reading of a prayer for the Earth from Pope Francis’ recent encyclical on the environment will highlight an interfaith gathering Aug. 30 in Fort Wayne. Miami Indian … Continue reading

Being a Man in the Church

I presented on this topic for the 3rd annual Wyoming District Men’s Retreat this past weekend.  What follows are my thoughts which I expanded for the presentation.  Sadly, the recording of this was lost due to technical errors. Being a … Continue reading

February in Texas! BJS Conference Dates Announced

Save the date – February 4-6, 2016 – the conference of the Brothers of John the Steadfast.  A theme and more details will follow, but here is what I can tell you right now: A NEW LOCATION – Zion Lutheran … Continue reading

Supporting Lutheran Missionaries – the Network Model

The LCMS has been sending more and more missionaries throughout the world.  It is sometimes thought of that the massive LCMS budget covers this, but it does not.  Instead the missionaries are a part of the process to raise the … Continue reading

Prayers Requested — For President Harrison and his family at the loss of their home to fire.

From the LCMS facebook page: The Ballwin, Mo., home of Synod President Rev. Dr. Matthew and Kathy Harrison suffered an accidental house fire today, Wednesday, July 29. All thanks to God, though the damage was severe, no one was hurt. … Continue reading

Secular Media Covers Becker – no surprise on their take

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, hardly known for its love of conservatives in the LCMS has published an “article” (read: opinion piece) on the Dr. Becker suspension and derostering.  Click here for their article. First off, honorable mention to our Associate … Continue reading

Concordia University Plan for the Future? A consolidated Concordia?

What I mention in this article is my opinion and thinking out loud.  It was prompted by the Synod President’s comments after the same-sex marriage decision of the Supreme Court (see his interview with Issues Etc.).  He stated that student … Continue reading

Sisters of Katie Luther – Giveaway

A few months ago we helped launch the Sisters of Katie Luther.  They are almost at 1000 facebook likes and want to have a giveaway to celebrate courtesy of the generosity of Ad Crucem (whose founder, Tim Wood is one … Continue reading

Like Issues Etc? Help the Schwarz family – donate to the Justin Fund.

I received the following from Pastor Ben Ball, a faithful voice in the Missouri Synod. Justin Schwarz, eldest child of Jeff and Beth Schwarz, has Moyamoya disease and the family is on the way to Boston now where Justin will … Continue reading

Becker Suspended

It happened. Click here   God grant repentance through this enacting of the Law.   … Continue reading

The Call Process Primer

Calling a new pastor is a great and glorious occasion.  It can however be a hard time as well.  Your congregation is going through a lot of things after losing its pastor.  There is grief in many situations at his … Continue reading

District Conventions Updates…. Post them here

District Conventions have begun and are currently at a frenzy.  Feel free to give news in the comments of interesting resolutions, speakers, and elections from your own district (keeping in mind the comment policy here at BJS). My own convention … Continue reading

The Offense of the False Teaching causing Divisions in the LCMS – an Open Letter from a former LCMS Pastor.

Editor’s Note:  The following is an open letter that concerns some of the problems within the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod shared from a pastor formerly of the LCMS.  This is what the corporate failure to address false teachings and … Continue reading

BJS Update – a new Associate Editor and more….

It has taken a little while to get things in order since taking over the organization and the blog, but things are beginning to move.  First and foremost for the blogs’ sake, we now have an Associate Editor to help … Continue reading

Support Needed for Zion Lutheran in Delmont, South Dakota

A tornado swept through Delmont, SD yesterday and destroyed the church building of Zion Lutheran Church.  I know Pastor Brian Bucklew, the pastor there well (from seminary days and after, I had the honor of preaching at his ordination) who … Continue reading

Is the Southern District of the LCMS falling for Pagan Lies? Let’s hope not. They should read BJS more.

Circuit 1 of the Southern District has submitted an overture to its district to discontinue the use of “Easter” from the LCMS.  You can find it on page 8 here. This is when we would suggest here at BJS that … Continue reading