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.

Great Post — My Last Blog Post. You Won’t Believe What I Have To Say.

Great post by Pastor Lincoln Winter over on his blog Predigtamt (Musings of a Country Pastor):   This will be my last blog post before the LCMS convention begins in Milwaukee. (What do you mean, clickbait?) One way or another, … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Rev. Christopher Esget – Growth Through Faithful Preaching, Administration, Education

Found over on SynodConvention.com. Watch that site for good information on the synod convention July 9-14 in Milwaukee.   I’m privileged to serve as the president of Immanuel Lutheran Church & School, where Christopher Esget is our senior pastor. Immanuel … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Harrison announces slate for LCMS first vice-president

Found over on blogs.LCMS.org:       LCMS President/President-elect Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison has announced the five nominees who will stand for election as the Synod’s first vice-president at this summer’s LCMS convention. Fickenscher The nominees, in alphabetical order, … Continue reading

Great Stuff — An Important Message Regarding SB1146 from CUI President Krueger

Found over on CUI.edu:   Dear Concordia family and friends, I’m reaching out to you about proposed legislation in Sacramento, SB1146. On behalf of our Concordia family, I’m asking for your partnership on this critical—and urgent—issue. As currently written, California … Continue reading

New Website by Steadfast Lutherans — LCMSresolutions.org

SteadfastLutherans has developed a new website since the first issue of Today’s Business came out which contains the resolutions that will be put before the convention in July. This website is LCMSresolutions.org. The website has all the resolutions, a link … Continue reading

Great Stuff — How to talk to your Congregation’s Electors for LCMS President

Another great post over on SynodConvention.com. I’d recommend that you go there and sign up for email notifications when they publish new posts.   This coming Saturday through Tuesday (June 11-14) is the election for the President of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Great New Site — Floor Committee Weekend – Let Us Pray

This post is found on a new site, SynodConvention.com. This is a great site for any member of a LCMS church or people interested in the convention this summer. Be sure to head over to the SynodConvention site and subscribe … Continue reading

Great Stuff — The Repentance of Nineveh, or Mocking God?

A great post by Pr. Lincoln Winter found over on Predigtamt.wordpress.com:   It’s easy to take the bible out of context. We don’t want to use phrases like, “God is not mocked” without making sure we are applying it to … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Small Catechism Memory Cards in the 1986 CPH Translation

This was originally posted over on LutheranCatechism.com. Be sure to check that site for assistance in teaching your kids or students the Small Catechism and related topics. You can also like the LutheranCatechism group on facebook.   Elk River Printing … Continue reading

Holy Week Devotionals by Pr. Matthew Harrison

Synod President Pastor Matthew Harrison is doing live video devotionals on facebook each day this week at 8:30am. Facebook users who have the feature can “live subscribe” to get notification when these are about to me published each day; hold … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Women Don’t Need To Get Drafted To Be Equal With Men

Found an article by Pr. Hans Fiene over on The Federalist:   When God put Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden naked, this was a sign that he had given our first parents all they needed. Because God … Continue reading

URGENT — 3-10A Task Force Overture

With the upcoming (Feb 20th) deadline of overtures to the 2016 LCMS Convention (see this post), and the late arrival of the 3-10A Task Force Report (PDF file here), there is very little time to get an overture submitted to … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Crisis of Catechesis — “Churches are full of activity, but may often fail to ensure quality teaching,” David Rueter

Found over on the new website, LutheranCatechism.com. Join in the conversation on Facebook in the group Lutheran Catechism: In the Preface of his Large Catechism, Luther states substantive reasons why the Christian faithful should continually use the catechism. Both the … Continue reading

Last Call — Register now for our Conference February 2016 — Confess Old to Reach All

LAST CALL for early registration!   Be sure to tie a string around your finger!   Discounts end on 12-31-2015!   Click here for more information.   Save the date – February 4-6, 2016 – the conference of the Brothers … Continue reading

Great Stuff — LCC President issues call to prayer for Oromos

Found over on CanadianLutheran.cc:   WINNIPEG – Lutheran Church–Canada President Robert Bugbee has asked pastors and churches across the Synod to pray for the Oromo people during this Christmas festival season. “Many of you may never have heard of this … Continue reading

Great Stuff — The Mother and Child Reunion

Another great post found over on Pastor Paul R. Harris’ blog, St. Antony’s Cave:   Obviously Paul Simon had mommy issues. “Mama looked down and spit on the ground every time my name gets mentioned.” “The first thing I remember, … Continue reading

Great Stuff — How to Reclaim Parental Spiritual Responsibility in Advent

Great Stuff by Stan Palmer found over on blogs.lcms.org. This is web-exclusive content for the Lutheran Witness:   Although written from a modern evangelical perspective (Fuller Youth Institute), “Silence is Not Golden” is a thought-provoking discussion about the ongoing parental … Continue reading

Should Women Fight?

Great stuff found over on GottesdienstOnline:   The D.O.D.’s sad announcement yesterday reminded me that the CTCR of the LCMS is considering the question of whether or not it is immoral for a government to place women into combat. It … Continue reading

Lutherans in the World Missions Conference

There is a Missions Conference titled “Are we Going the Right Way?” being held in Houston TX on November 7, 2015 from 9am to 2pm (lunch provided). What makes Lutheran church plants and Lutheran missions unique? What has Lutheran mission … Continue reading

Book of Concord Drawing, Reformation 2015

Rick Techlin, a frequent attender at BJS conferences, has graciously given out a Book of Concord at each of the last few Brothers of John the Steadfast conferences. He’s supporting another give-a-way for Reformation this year on his website.   … Continue reading

Resolution To Memorialize Synod To Return to a Pastoral-Based Model of Governance

Convention fast approaches.  A good thing some District Presidents and Synod President Harrison have done is to emphasize the need for administrators to stay connected to the local parish.  This resolution helps to set that goal for all administrative positions. … Continue reading

Grasping at Straws

Found over on GottesdienstOnline:   In response to the last post about the use of Entertainment Worship at the chapel of Concordia Seminary St. Louis, there have been some misleading assertions. I’ve seen some of them. One of them is … Continue reading

Great Stuff — “The New Antinomianism: Denying Thesis 18 of Law and Gospel” By Rev. Mark A. Preus

Found over on Gottesdienst Online:   I know you’ll all want sources.  “Where have you seen this?”  “Who said this?”  I can’t give you any right now.  I’ve just seen it happen, and I think that if you’re reading this, … Continue reading

WordSites — making Websites available for Lutheran Organizations

I’m so excited to share this with you. Joshua McNary & I often get approached by non-profit organizations wanting a new website for their organization, but they have limited (or non existent) funds to devote to the project. We’ve long wished there was more we could do to help these deserving groups reach more people with the life saving Word of Jesus Christ through an expanded internet presence.

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Pewcards (Divine Service — an Explanation)

We at BJS were deeply involved in generating this pewcard, so we periodically post information on it, letting new readers have the opportunity to educate the laity at their church on what the liturgy means. Pastor Timothy Rossow originally developed … Continue reading