About Pastor Tim Rossow

Rev. Dr. Timothy Rossow is the Administrative Pastor of Bethany Lutheran Church and School in Naperville, Illinois. He is the founder of the Brothers of John the Steadfast. He is also a partner in Wittenberg Church Consultants. He enjoys watercolor painting, gardening, and watching college football and basketball. He has an M Div from Concordia, St. Louis, an MA in philosophy from St. Louis University and a Doctorate of Ministry from Concordia, Ft. 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