Is this Point Person Ready for the Battle? By Pr. Robert Niehus

(Pr. Niehus is one of our regular columnists. His column is titled “Church News Watch and Commentary.” His beat is the Chicago area, the Northern Illinois District and the church at large. His posts can be found on the Regular … Continue reading

Forum on Synod Restructuring

“Restructuring the Synod: Evaluating the Proposals of the Blue Ribbon Task Force” will be the topic for the Circuit Convocation of the Iron Mountain Circuit, Missouri District, on Sunday, November 30, 2:30-4:30, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Crystal City (221 N … Continue reading

Thankful for Steadfastness but Whose Steadfastness is it? by Pr. Rossow

I checked out the “Treasury of Prayer” this morning for devotional material for a day of national thanksgiving. Even though it is not a “church” commemoration I thought I might find something. The best I could find is a prayer … Continue reading

A Tale of Two High Schools, er, um”¦ of Two Synods? By Jonathan Townsend

Ok, here is where I get into big trouble…   In the 1970’s a Lutheran Synod that bears the name of a Midwestern state, that has a unit concept of fellowship and teaches that the pastoral office is only one … 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

Nestorianism at Lutheran Altars, by Pr. Klemet Preus

(This is number six in a seven part series on Christology) Recently I wrote a series of Blogs which showed that the LCMS is hopelessly divided on the question of who should commune at the altar of our congregations. Some … Continue reading

Detailed Schedule for the BJS National Conference Announced

After the Conference! Recordings from the conference, and comments after it Updated Information: NID District President Dan Gilbert is the preacher at our Vespers service; Pastor Ben Ball is the preacher at the Divine service. Bulletin insert to help advertise … Continue reading

Confessional Lutherans in the Pacific Northwest, by Pr. Rossow

My wife Phyllis and I are out in the Pacific Northwest for a few days to celebrate my mother-in-law’s 90th birthday on Sunday. We are taking advantage of the trip to connect withsome of the Brothers of John the Steadfast … Continue reading

Zehnder is in (Mollie)

So we noted that Bob Roegner resigned suddenly from the LCMS Board for Mission Services. That board has been a disaster for some time so it will be interesting to see what Kieschnick and the leadership of the board have … Continue reading

Speaking of “Glory Bound” Get a Load of this Report from Southern California

(Editor’s Note: We thank Brian Thomas for submitting this comment today and thought it deserved a broader audience than our comments page.) Pr. Rossow, We on the left coast have just experienced (unfortunately) what these men from Water’s Edge have … Continue reading

Anyone Out There Going to “Glory Bound” and Willing to Report the Brothers?

Is there anyone out there amongst our  readers that is going to the Texas Lutheran Youth Gathereing and culd give us a report? If so please e-mail me at [email protected] Some of the things to look for include: 1) listening … 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

(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 teaches about the liturgy. … Continue reading

Some Good News: Father and Son Pastors Each with a Confessions Reading Group

It is so easy to complain about things, much easier than to promote the positive. We have done our share of pointing out the problems in the LCMS (Concordia professors signing petitions in support of an unrepentant Marxist terrorist, lousy … Continue reading

Texas LCMS Youth Gathering Website Link Rejects Baptismal Regeneration, by Pr. Rossow

There are five  links highlighted on the “Student page” of the Texas Lutheran youth gathering website. One of the links is to a website called  The Texas District calls this a “sweet” link. I would call it a link … Continue reading

Would Luther Pose in a Picture with St. Augustine Like This? (More Emergent Church News with a Texas Youth Gathering Connection) by Pr. Rossow

It is mid November and it is time to turn our attention back to “Glory Bound” the Texas Lutheran Youth Gathering and I have a nice segue from our recent discussions of emergent churches. Two of the speakers for the … Continue reading

The Last Twenty Comments were Accidentally Deleted

If you are looking for your posted comment and cannot find it, it may be due to my clutziness. The last twenty comments were accidentally deleted. We may try to copy some of them back in as time allows. If … Continue reading

Nestorianism and the Church Growth Movement, by Pr. Klemet Preus

(This is part five of a seven part series on Christollogy.)   Seminex may have gone the way of all flesh and the Charismatic movement may have pulled in its horns in the last decade but that does not mean … Continue reading

Congratulations Concordia Chicago on Good Press

We have taken issue with  President Johnson and Concordia Chicago in recent weeks over faculty members signing a petition in support of the Marxist-anarchist William Ayers. This week Concordia got some very good press in the Chicago area with a … Continue reading

With Laymen Like This Lutheranism Will Thrive: A Letter to Epic Church, by Elaine Gavin

(The following letter was sent to the “church” that Mollie pointed us to in her blog yesterday. Elaine Gavin is a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, Naperville, Illinois and one of the editors of the Steadfast Quarterly. She is one … Continue reading

Breaking News: Pastor Wilken to Speak at the National BJS Gathering in February

Pastor Todd Wilken, host of the radio show Issues, Etc. will speak at the second day of the two day national gathering of the Brothers of John the Steadfast this coming February. The theme of the conference is “Courageous Lutherans … Continue reading

A Long Distance Confessions-Reader to Inspire Others

I have had several thrills during the seven year history of our local Confessions Reading Group but last night may have been the greatest thus far. On Monday I had a phone message from John in Bensonville, Illinois a Chicago … Continue reading

Good enough is not good enough (Mollie)

I don’t quite know why I was traveling in the dark part of the internet where I found this, but find it I did. It’s a blog post at an LCMS church named, for the ages, Epic. I stole the … Continue reading

The Nestorianism of the Charismatic Movement, by Pr. Klemet Preus

(This is the fourth in a seven part series on Christology in practice in the LCMS.) The theology of the old St. Louis Seminary was repudiated by the church. But heresy is like a bulge in a balloon. If you … Continue reading

Lutherans for Life (Mollie)

Because of the election of the most pro-choice president in our nation’s history, I wouldn’t be surprised if this year’s March for Life has particular significance. The inauguration will be on January 20 and the march, held annually on the … 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