June 25, 2008

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.


June 25, 2008 — 9 Comments

  1. You’d think on the first day the cartoon would be 4 color and written in German and or Latin!

  2. Very funny Ted! 🙂 We will try to keep your highly developed Saxon/Jayhawk aesthetic in mind next time we post a cartoon.

    Pastor Rossow

  3. Great initial sketch! Are we allowed to use it for publicity purposes for Brothers of John the Steadfast? Looking forward to future cartoons.

  4. The cartoon left out Abraham Calov. If it had included him, the cartoon could have quoted from the old (liberal) song “Abraham, Martin and John.” Where are their likes today among confessional Lutherans?

  5. Dennis – we would love it if you use it for promotion. Just be sure to include Pastor Blazek’s signature.

    I can’t wait to hear about your group starting up. Also, thanks for bumping up our confessions reading groups ticker with info on your group.


  6. Warren,

    If there were a contest for the most creative mixing of liberal 70’s pop songs and confessional Lutheranism, you would win top prize hands down.

    I haven’t been able to get that song out of my mind since I read your post earlier.

    Pastor Rossow

  7. I think we should tip one for John Bugenhagen as well… John John of another sort…

    Chaplain John

  8. Historical error in this one:

    John the Steadfast was dead and gone by the time of the Smalcald Articles, but his son, John Frederich the Magnanimous, was the one around for that.

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