BJS Conference 2013 Highlights — Day One

The Conference is underway and day one is complete.  Yesterday we gathered to hear Pr. Jonathan Fisk speak and discuss the crisis we have in catechizing our young ones (in homes, churches, and schools).  He skillfully addressed the problems and … Continue reading

Like the blog? Check out the conference! Register by Monday night for the 2013 BJS Conference

Among the flood of stories going on right now at BJS I wanted to remind all of our readers (and many of the new ones) that if you want to have some great times among Lutherans come to the National … Continue reading

What the picture doesn’t show (fatherhood and a Synodical President)

Since BJS is dedicated to helping restore fatherhood, I thought I would share a moment from the BJS Conference this past weekend.  While attending the first lecture on Witness, my wife and children accompanied me into the sanctuary of Bethany … Continue reading

Audio from BJS 2011 Conference

Here is audio from the various segments of the 2011 Brothers of John the Steadfast conference. We may be able to get more audio or video out; so keep an eye on this post. Information prior to the conference can … Continue reading

Divine Service at the 2011 BJS Conference

One of the questions going around at the Conference this past weekend was …. what does Pastor Fisk look like in real life? Does he have the Samurai Swords behind him, does he jump around as he goes from phrase … Continue reading

Thanks to the Conference Committee

As usual the BJS conference was well run and overflowing with grace and hospitality thanks to the conference committee pictured here: Donna Linnemeyer (Bethany Program Administrator and occassional BJS blogger), Phyllis Rossow (Pastor Rossow’s wife), Aimee Walsh (Bethany Lutheran School Admissions Director and … Continue reading

Reconciliation with Tillie the Comfort Dog, by Pastor Rossow

As some of you know from past blog posts, also here and here, I have been critical of Lutheran Church Charities Installation of their Comfort Dogs as “Ministers of the Gospel”. Since we had the CEO of Lutheran Church Charities … Continue reading

A Few Quick Pictures from the 2011 Conference

Here are a few quick pictures of the conference so far .. more later!                 Check back later for more… … Continue reading

New Lutheran Fantasy Novel to be Premiered at the BJS Conference Tonight, by Pr. Rossow

A new Lutheran fantasy novel for youth and adults is being unveiled at the BJS conference this weekend. Rev. Thomas Sabel has written a novel titled “The Prince Decides” which is the first in his “Legends of Luternia” series. “The … Continue reading

BJS Newsreel — Streaming Media for the upcoming Conference this Friday/Saturday

NOTE: Updated information available here.   We felt with the number of people asking for conferences closer to where they are that it would be useful to our membership to have live audio streaming of the conference for those too … Continue reading

BJS Newsreel: Registrants from Oregon, Washington, Kansas, New York and Even Canada Signed Up for the BJS Conference – Last Chance to Register

Registration for the Third Annual Brothers of John the Steadfast conference is closing tomorrow night. We normally keep registration open to the day of the conference but this year the banquet is being catered and so we need an exact number. … Continue reading

BJS Newsreel: Audio from Previous Conventions

For those of you who haven’t yet decided to register for the 2011 Steadfast Lutherans conference, I thought you might be interested in listening to the presentations and worship opportunities from our previous years. This says nothing about the hospitality … Continue reading

BJS Newsreel: BJS Conference Registration Deadline Approaching – Harrison as Banquet Speaker and Presentations on His Threefold Emphasis

The deadline for registering for the BJS banquet and conference is midnight Sunday, February 6. The conference is being held at Bethany Lutheran Church and School in Naperville, Illinois in the western Chicago suburbs. The headliner for the conference is President … Continue reading

BJS Newsreel: BJS Conference Keeps Getting Better – President’s Sr. Assistant and Former Commission on Worship Assistant Director Jon Vieker to Chant Evening Prayer

It’s not too late to sign up for the annual BJS Conference. LCMS President Senior Assistant Jon Vieker will be making the trip up from St. Louis with President Harrison and will grace the conference by chanting our Evening Prayer … Continue reading

Discounted Accomodations for BJS Conference – Come Join the Brothers and Sisters for a Wonderful Conference and Retreat

The closest hotel to Bethany Lutheran Church, site of the third annual BJS conference, has set aside a block of rooms at a discounted rate for the conference. For details on the conference and to register click here. The closest … Continue reading

BJS Newsreel: Did We Mention the Flaming Cherries Jubilee for the BJS Banquet Dessert?

Did we mention that we are serving Flaming Cherries Jubilee for the banquet dessert at this year’s Brothers of John the Steadfast conference? The teaching and support staff of Bethany Lutheran in Naperville, Illinois will once again uphold their reputation of superb … Continue reading

BJS Newsreel: Registration Now Open for BJS Conference in February Headlined by LCMS President Matthew Harrison

Click here to register The Brothers of John the Steadfast are pleased to welcome LCMS President Matthew Harrison as the keynote speaker to its annual conference. The conference is a two day opportunity for study, rich liturgical worship, and fellowship … Continue reading