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.

Improvements to Navigation on This Site

A quick announcement from your behind-the-scenes programmer here at BJS .. I’ve added a “Related Posts” section to the right column when you are reading posts. In most cases, this should bring up a listing of additional posts that are … Continue reading

The Book of Concord Quiz is popular!

Thanks to all of you who have taken the Book of Concord Quiz that we recently published! It’s nice to know that 138 of you have already taken it! If you haven’t taken it yet, be sure to try out … Continue reading

Image on the Walther League 1961 Booklet

This is a quick announcement of a new posting on a previous article, so people can go look. I will remove this posting within 24 hours. A quick note — I know when I read the lastest Steadfast Lutherans of … Continue reading

Reading through the Book of Concord, week of Dec 15th

For those of you who have said that you want to start the Online Reading Group when we start at the beginning of the Book of Concord — make note that it’s coming up soon! Be sure to start reading … Continue reading

Notes on the Liturgy #12 – The Sermon

This entry is part 12 of 22 in the series Notes on the Liturgy

This is part 12 of 22 in the series Notes on the Liturgy(One of the goals of Brothers of John the Steadfast is to train the Brothers in good practice and theology. This article is one in a series that … Continue reading

Notes on the Liturgy #11 – The Hymn & Hymns

This entry is part 11 of 22 in the series Notes on the Liturgy

This is part 11 of 22 in the series Notes on the Liturgy(One of the goals of Brothers of John the Steadfast is to train the Brothers in good practice and theology. This article is one in a series that … Continue reading

New Quiz / Issues Etc Promotion

Two items of note: Book of Concord Quiz Updated! We have published a new quiz on the site! I know you have been waiting for it since we opened; but we finally came through! Thanks to Pastor Stephen Schumacher of … Continue reading

Reading through the Book of Concord, week of Dec 8th

One of the goals of the Brothers of John the Steadfast is the creation of reading groups whose intention is to get with a Pastor and read through the Book of Concord. For those people who do not have access … Continue reading

Reading through the Book of Concord, week of Dec 1st

One of the goals of the Brothers of John the Steadfast is the creation of reading groups whose intention is to get with a Pastor and read through the Book of Concord. For those people who do not have access … Continue reading

Reading through the Book of Concord, week of Nov 24th

One of the goals of the Brothers of John the Steadfast is the creation of reading groups whose intention is to get with a Pastor and read through the Book of Concord. For those people who do not have access … Continue reading

Notes on the Liturgy #10 – Alleluia Verse and other responses

This entry is part 10 of 22 in the series Notes on the Liturgy

This is part 10 of 22 in the series Notes on the Liturgy(One of the goals of Brothers of John the Steadfast is to train the Brothers in good practice and theology. This article is one in a series that … Continue reading

Reading through the Book of Concord, week of Nov 17th

One of the goals of the Brothers of John the Steadfast is the creation of reading groups whose intention is to get with a Pastor and read through the Book of Concord. For those people who do not have access … Continue reading

Notes on the Liturgy #9 – Readings

This entry is part 9 of 22 in the series Notes on the Liturgy

This is part 9 of 22 in the series Notes on the Liturgy(One of the goals of Brothers of John the Steadfast is to train the Brothers in good practice and theology. This article is one in a series that … Continue reading

Matt Harrison Paper without graphics – easier on the printer

Just a quick announcement; this article will disappear within 24 hours, but .. we have found the Matt Harrison paper on the web as a DOC file without all the graphics, suitable for printing without wasting a lot of ink. … Continue reading

Reading through the Book of Concord, week of Nov 10th

One of the goals of the Brothers of John the Steadfast is the creation of reading groups whose intention is to get with a Pastor and read through the Book of Concord. For those people who do not have access … Continue reading

Notes on the Liturgy #8 – Collect

This entry is part 8 of 22 in the series Notes on the Liturgy

This is part 8 of 22 in the series Notes on the Liturgy(One of the goals of Brothers of John the Steadfast is to train the Brothers in good practice and theology. This article is one in a series that … Continue reading

Reading through the Book of Concord, week of Nov 3rd

One of the goals of the Brothers of John the Steadfast is the creation of reading groups whose intention is to get with a Pastor and read through the Book of Concord. For those people who do not have access … Continue reading

Notes on the Liturgy #7 – Salutation

This entry is part 7 of 22 in the series Notes on the Liturgy

This is part 7 of 22 in the series Notes on the Liturgy(One of the goals of Brothers of John the Steadfast is to train the Brothers in good practice and theology. This article is one in a series that … Continue reading

An Unnatural Faith, by Kari Anderson of the CLCC

(This is one of our regular columns from the CLCC — Confessional Lutherans for Christ’s Commission) I have been thinking lately about why our faith is so difficult to keep pure in a truly confessional way. I think the Lutheran … Continue reading

Klemet Preus to speak in MO

KLEMET PREUS author of the book The FIRE and the STAFF LUTHERAN THEOLOGY IN PRACTICE and frequent BJS commentator will be speaking in Missouri in Kansas City, Columbia, and St. Louis Thursday-Saturday, November 20-22 Rev. Preus will address such issues … Continue reading

Reading through the Book of Concord, week of October 27th

One of the goals of the Brothers of John the Steadfast is the creation of reading groups whose intention is to get with a Pastor and read through the Book of Concord. For those people who do not have access … Continue reading

Notes on the Liturgy #6 – Kyrie & Gloria

This entry is part 6 of 22 in the series Notes on the Liturgy

This is part 6 of 22 in the series Notes on the Liturgy(One of the goals of Brothers of John the Steadfast is to train the Brothers in good practice and theology. This article is one in a series that … Continue reading

Reading through the Book of Concord, October 20th

One of the goals of the Brothers of John the Steadfast is the creation of reading groups whose intention is to get with a Pastor and read through the Book of Concord. For those people who do not have access … Continue reading

Our Favorite Petition Comments

(Twice a month we will be featuring our favorite quotes from the “Bring Back Issues, Etc.” petition site. The number in the title of the quote refers to the order in which it was recorded on the petition site.) I … Continue reading

Notes on the Liturgy #5 – Introit, Psalm or Hymn

This entry is part 5 of 22 in the series Notes on the Liturgy

This is part 5 of 22 in the series Notes on the Liturgy(One of the goals of Brothers of John the Steadfast is to train the Brothers in good practice and theology. This article is one in a series that … Continue reading