About Norm Fisher

Norm was raised in the UCC in Connecticut, and like many fell away from the church after high school. With this background he saw it primarily as a service organization. On the miracle of his first child he came back to the church. On moving to Texas a few years later he found a home in Lutheranism when he was invited to a confessional church a half-hour away by our new neighbors.

He is one of those people who found a like mind in computers while in Middle School and has been programming ever since. He's responsible for many websites, including the Book of Concord, LCMSsermons.com, and several other sites.

He has served the church in various positions, including financial secretary, sunday school teacher, elder, PTF board member, and choir member.

More of his work can be found at KNFA.net.

Register for the Conference Soon — Conference Schedule!

There are only a couple of days left to save on the registration fee for The Article — the 2017 Steadfast Lutherans conference in Tomball, Texas on February 17-18th!   Register now to save some money — the early bird … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Special mission journal explores LCMS membership decline

Found over on blogs.lcms.org:   Researchers dissecting the decline in LCMS membership have come to one conclusion: The standard reasons offered for why the LCMS isn’t growing — everything from “If only we weren’t so conservative” to “We need more … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Sermon for Gaudete

A sermon by Pr. Lincoln Winter that was recommended to us by a reader — found over on Predigtamt. Thanks Helen! We appreciate when our readers suggest topics or suggest items for the “Great Stuff on the Web” section of … Continue reading

Leonard Cohen

  Canadian born Leonard Cohen, musician and songwriter, passed away in Los Angeles at 82 years of age. Known as “the master of erotic despair”, Cohen’s sexual 1984 song “Hallelujah” continues to be embraced by Christians for worship services.   … Continue reading

Great Stuff — The Hymnal in a Time of Persecution

Another great post found over on Pr. Lincoln Winter’s blog, Predigtamt:   I didn’t even notice it missing. But then I wasn’t looking for it. For the first Ten years, I didn’t need it. When I did, I looked only … Continue reading

Steadfast Lutheran posts on Halloween / All Saints’ Day/Eve

Here are a few resources from our archive regarding Halloween       … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Lutheran Treasures of the Old Missouri Synod

Here is an oldie posted in 2014 that was found over on Pr David Ramirez’s blog, l-toms.blogspot.com:   Luther in English Poetry Note: Thank you to Pr. Andrew Gray for providing us with an intriguing post about Luther and poetry … Continue reading

Flashback Posts working again

  Because people have commented on it, I felt the need to announce a change to the BJS homepage. The “Flashback” feature was originally designed to bring some of our “oldie but goodie” posts to your attention periodically. Unfortunately for … Continue reading

Kloha / Montgomery Debate Audio

For those who want to listen to the debate in the car, a friend of Steadfast Lutherans has submitting this MP3 file for our use. http://steadfastlutherans.org/clips/Kloha-Montgomery-Debate-Edited-audio.mp3 or download it here   … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Reviewing the “Field Test”: Part 3, Fatal Flaws and a Prescription for Recovery

Found over on Pastor Lincoln Winter’s blog, Predigtamt.wordpress.com:   In Part 1, I reviewed some of the strengths of the Revised Catechism Field Test. In Part 2, I looked at some new things that didn’t quite work. In Part 3, … Continue reading

Great Stuff — A Foundation and Structure for Faith

Great Stuff found over on LutheranReformation by Rev. A. Brian Flamme.   Books are like buildings. Think of them as constructed with words and thoughts rather than with bricks and mortar. The author lays one idea upon the other to … Continue reading

Kloha / Montgomery Debate Video

Dr. John Warwick Montgomery, Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy at Concordia University Wisconsin and Dr. Jeffrey John Kloha, Provost and Professor of Exegetical Theology at Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis, conducted a debate about the philosophies of Biblical textual criticism on … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Reviewing the “Field Test”: Part 2, Needs Improvement

Found over on Pastor Lincoln Winter’s blog, Predigtamt.wordpress.com:   In part 1, I examined the changes that I thought were good in the catechism revision. In part 2, I take a look at some of the more challenging parts of … Continue reading

Great Stuff — “The sect can not wait.” A Catechism Commentary

Found over on Musings of a Country Pastor:   At her recently concluded Pastoral Conference, the Wyoming District asked for more time. The LCMS Catechism Review Committee mailed the “Field Test” of the catechism this past July. Three years of … Continue reading

“Great” Stuff — Survey Finds Most American Christians Are Actually Heretics

Found over on TheFederalist.com .. not sure if it’s great, but it’s a commentary on our society. Click the link to go to the Federalist for the complete article.   Evangelical writer Eric Metaxas remarked on BreakPoint last week that … Continue reading

Montgomery / Kloha Debate Information — Livestreaming link

Dr. John Warwick Montgomery, Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy at Concordia University Wisconsin and Dr. Jeffrey John Kloha, Provost and Professor of Exegetical Theology at Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis, will conduct a debate about the philosophies of Biblical textual criticism … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Liturgical Bootcamp for Evangelicals: Liturgical Shock

Another great episode of Issues, Etc. interviewing Pastor Bryan Wolfmueller of Hope Lutheran-Aurora, CO. Evangelicals often find themselves lost when walking into a liturgical church service for the first time. Pastor Bryan Wolfmueller has a name for this: Liturgical Shock. … Continue reading

Great Stuff — An Affair with Magic Mike and the Sixth Commandment

A great post found over on our sister site, KatieLutherSisters.org written by Christina Hamilton:   While browsing around Facebook, I saw that Channing Tatum was on the Ellen Show promoting the new Magic Mike Live show. It will of course … Continue reading

Pewcards for Africa

  Posted by Pr. James May over on the Lutherans in Africa facebook page .. Brothers of John the Steadfast and Rev Timothy Rossow made these great little pamphlets to help teach the liturgy, its Biblical references, and how it … Continue reading

Lutheran Clarion — Why Dr. John Warwick Montgomery is Right

The Montgomery – Kloha debate is scheduled for Saturday, October 15th at Concordia University-Chicago in River Forest Illinois. This is another article in preparation for the debate and to bring a better understanding of the issues to the public. Be … Continue reading

Lutheran Clarion — Theological Problems in Some of Dr. Kloha’s Recent Publications

This article is one of two that is to be published in the September 2016 issue of The Lutheran Clarion, published here with the permission of the LCA. Any typos are our fault in transcribing the text from a PDF … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Protecting Your Ministry: Synod provides legal guide amid increased intrusions

Found over on blogs.lcms.org:   Over the past year, as legal changes and pressures have increased, many have been asking and waiting for help and guidance from The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod as our congregations, schools and ministries navigate tumultuous waters. The Alliance … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Gottesdienst: What’s This? Genuflecting in Worship?

Another great post found over on GottesdienstOnline:   If you open up your Bible and pray the Psalms you might come across this line, “Oh come let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD our maker” … Continue reading

The State of Lutheranism in America: Dominated by Negligence and Indifference, But Not Without Hope

A great post out of our archives — note that the discussion on the original post is worth re-reading. I’ve included some of the comments below. This post was originally penned by Dr. C.F.W. Walther in 1846 .. a reminder … Continue reading

Great Stuff — ‘Be Bold!’ Harrison exhorts church in President’s Report

Found over on blogs.lcms.org, this presentation by President Harrison is well worth 30 minutes of your time to listen to. You can also view this video on livestream here … Continue reading