Favorite Quotes from the Petition Site

(Twice a month for the next few months we will be featuring our favorite quotes from the “Bring Back Issues, Etc.” petition site. The quotes are selected and introduced by BJS Steering Committee member Ron Revels. The number in the title of the quote refers to the order in which it was recorded on the petition site.)

This comment goes to the heart of the matter – the Word going forth, making disciples. Issues, Etc certainly impacted many, even as with this man to consider the pastoral office, but why? Was it the winsome ways of Wilken? The engineering genius of Schwarz? Certainly not, though they certainly had these talents, these were mere men. It was the Word, examined, debated, and lovingly spoken that was the magic of Issues.

2112. Scott Barcey, St. Pauls Lutheran Church, Cedar, MI
I have been seriously trying to determine if the Lord is calling me to preach his Word and distribute his Sacraments, which means I would need to study at the Ft. Wayne Seminary. Issues Etc. under the guidance of the faithful Rev. Todd Wilken, has taught me so much daily, about being Christ-centered and Cross- focused, that I can not put into words. I pray that Todd will return to the Issues Etc. program so I can seriously contemplate what the Lord is calling me to do in my daily vocation, (who knows maybe even become a Pastor?). All Thanks and Praise be to God for Todd and his faithfulness!

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.


Favorite Quotes from the Petition Site — 1 Comment

  1. 7592. Thomas Dubinin Cavalry Chapel of Petaluma, Petaluma, CA Issues ETC was/is one of the finest programs on the radio, secular or religious. For us who have not grown up Lutheran, it was very informative and if I were to move, I would look for a Lutheran church to join. There is something very appealing about a liturgical service. While in Iraq, I regularly attended the Lutheran Service because of the intro I received from Issues Etc.

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