Will President Kieschnick Put His Strong Stance Against Homosexuality Into Practice In Our Own Synodical Backyard? by Pr. Rossow

President Kieschnick has spent a lot of time and energy in the last few months fighting against the passage of gay marriage initiatives around the country. Even though we wish that he would spend more time fighting within the synod … Continue reading

The LCMS is Sick: Music Director at Bethlehem – Renton, Washington is a Homosexual/Lesbian Promoter, by Pr. Rossow

As a part of my visit to the Northwest last week I was alerted to an alarming situation in our sister LCMS congregation, Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Renton, Washington. The Music Director is involved in the sinful homosexual and lesbian … Continue reading

Notes on the Liturgy #11 – The Hymn & Hymns

This entry 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 teaches about the liturgy. … 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

As We Predicted Pentecostal Woman Pastor Who Led Worship at Texas LCMS Youth Gathering was More than an Organist (Details on the Wittenberg Trail), by Pr. Rossow

As we predicted would happen, Kari Jobe was more than an organist at the Texas LCMS Youth Gathering last week. She gave commentary in between her songs as is typical of musicians leading “contemporary” worship. She is a pentecostal, woman … Continue reading

News to come

Okay, I’m getting reports from all over about the most recent Board of Directors meeting. One of the more interesting details from the meeting is that the financials for the Ablaze! fundraising component (called Fan Into Flame) were released and … Continue reading

Missions Appeal for CLEF, by Klemet Preus

The following story tells you the wonderful things which CLEF is able to do with the dollars you contribute to it. CLEF is the Confessional Lutheran Educational Foundation.   The pastor’s wife was nine months pregnant. They lived in a … Continue reading

THIS is just odd (Mollie)

The LCMS Reporter staff didn’t publish any letters to the editor this month. Instead, they published something that makes me wonder just how bad their mail must be. Check out what I mean: ‘Reporter’ still gets letters Although there is … Continue reading

Why Can’t the LCMS be Managed with Fiscal Efficiency Like the Augustana Ministerium?

(Editor’s Note: This is a comment from another string. It is Pastor Stefanski’s response (comment#25) to a request to have more of the Ministerium’s dues go to support for their cause. We here at BJS admire the work of the … Continue reading

Task Force on Structure ““ Don’t Get Rid of the Program Boards, by Christian Preus (from the November, 2008 Edition of LCA’s Clarion)

(Editor’s Note: We are pleased to welcome to the BJS website one of the longest operating confessional groups in the LCMS – The Lutheran Concerns Association. We will be posting their newsletters on their page on this site: //steadfastlutherans.org/lca and … Continue reading

The Emerging Church, Part 1: What’s Emerging? by Scott Diekmann

(Editor’s Note: The posts and comments on this site often include jargon and terms that are not understood by all of our readers. In an effort to explain one of those terms Scott Diekmann has written a 5 part series … Continue reading

BJS is Now Officially an International Organization with a New Chapter in Canada.

From the outset we have intended  that the Brothers of John the Steadfast  be an international group. Since its inception we have had website readers from around the world, most of whom are Americans living abroad. Now we can officially … Continue reading

Burgers and justification . . . MMMMMMM (Mollie)

Why couldn’t these be named after Martin Luther instead of Luther Vandross? Also, what would replace the doughnut if it were named after Luther? … Continue reading

The Best and the Worst of Lutheranism in the Great Northwest: Jim Pierce, the New Breed of Confessional Lutheran, by Pr. Rossow

On my visit to the Pacific Northwest the last few days I have found the best and the worst of Lutheranism. Laymen Jim Pierce from Messiah Lutheran Church in Seattle is an example of the best and he has an … Continue reading

Easier Path to Join BJS

Thanks to our  computer guru Norm Fisher and our treasurer Linda Ratliff, the “Join Now” button is now easier to use. It now takes you to an easy to read form that gives you two paths to joining – a … Continue reading

A New New Testament Translation, Buyer, Beware! By Rev. Andy Simcak

(Rev. Simcak writes on behalf of the Texas Confessional Lutherans. His posts can be found on the Regular Columns page of the website.) The HOUSTON CHRONICLE has reported that a new translation of the New Testament has been completed and … 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

This Week’s Liturgy Notes: Comments on Worship at Messiah, Seattle, by Pr. Rossow

As mentioned on other posts, my wife and I received the ministrations of the Lord from the mouth of Pastor  Ernie Lassman, Messiah Lutheran Church in Seattle on Thanksgiving Day. In place of our usual weekly liturgy notes let me … Continue reading

More Confessional Lutherans in the Northwest, by Pr. Rossow

I wish you could all have the experiences I am having meeting  confessional Lutherans around the country.  There are some wonderful confessional  pastors and laymen out there. This week my wife and I are out in the Pacific Northwest visiting … Continue reading

Online Registration for the National Conference is Now Up On the Site

It is now possible to register online for the national conference coming up in February, just click here. For details on the conference, including a link to the promotional brochure click here. The previously advertised deal on a combination conference … Continue reading

Shades of Popular Nestorianism, by Pr. Klemet Preus

(This is the final post in a seven part series on Christology.)   If you have read my last six blogs you may be asking. What if I have never heard of Ulrich Zwingli, was born in 1960 and never … Continue reading

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