About Pastor Tim Rossow

Rev. Dr. Timothy Rossow is the Director of Development for Lutherans in Africa. He served Bethany Lutheran Church in Naperville, IL as the Sr. Pastor for 22 years (1994-2016) and was Sr. Pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran in Dearborn, MI prior to that. He is the founder of Brothers of John the Steadfast but handed off the Sr. Editor position to Rev. Joshua Scheer in 2015. He currently resides in Ocean Shores WA with his wife Phyllis. He regularly teaches in Africa. He also paints watercolors, reads philosophy and golfs. He is currently represented in two art galleries in the Pacific Northwest. His M Div is from Concordia, St. Louis and he has an MA in philosophy from St. Louis University and a D Min from Concordia, Fort Wayne.

Welcome to BJS

Welcome to the BJS Website Welcome to the Brothers of John the Steadfast (BJS) website. The Brothers of John the Steadfast has been organized to bring the laity together to support the new Lutheran confessional media and ironically, in the … Continue reading

Internet Site of the Month

Rev. William Cwirla, Holy Trinity, Hacienda Heights, California Blogging at Rev. Cwirla’s Blogosphere, http://blog.higherthings.org/wcwirla/ and Blogosphere Underground, http://revcwirla.blogspot.com/ Many of our readers may be familiar with Pastor Cwirla’s name from his work with Higher Things, the confessional Lutheran youth organization. … Continue reading

It’s not all a bed of Roses –

coming soon

Monthly Letter from Pastor Wilken

June 25, 2008 Prelude: While the relationship between our new show and BJS is strictly unofficial, I think BJS is on to something.   For the first time, the new media voices of confessional Lutherans are being taken seriously by … Continue reading

NOT YOUR GRANDFATHERS’ CHURCH: Visits to Not-So-Steadfast Churches

By Phillip Magness A couple of years ago, I was traveling back home from vacation with my family and decided to attend Divine Service at an LCMS church in one of the growing exurbs outside a Texas metropolis. Upon entry … Continue reading

Steadfast Parish of the Month (with member Jeff Schwarz)

If you have ever driven on I-55 in Illinois headed to St. Louis, you’ve seen it. And if you were driving at night, well, you can’t miss it. Sitting right on historic Route 66, a stone’s throw from the noisy … Continue reading

What Do You Think?

The Brothers of John the Steadfast (BJS) plans on launching our new website on June 25, a date we see as highly appropriate since it is the day the Augsburg Confession was first presented to the Holy Roman Empire. As … Continue reading