Our Favorite Petition Comments

(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 the quote refers to the order in which it was recorded on the petition site. This entry comes from Pastor Wheedon’s site and so is not numbered.)

This second entry is from Rev. Weedon’s blog and is from Bryce Hedstrom, commenting on a call from Rev. Wheedon for testimonials, here is the link:


I find in this wonderful testimonial a perfect picture of why Issues, Etc. was such an important outreach for the Christian Church. Grounding even those from a generic evangelical background and providing them tools “for the thinking Christian” – to be used in their lives and in the lives of those around them.


I am a confessional Lutheran because of Issues, Etc., converting from a non-denominational/pop evangelical background. The daily catechesis of the program delivered via computer downloads kept me grounded in the message of Christ crucified. My children are strong in the Lord and hearty church attenders because I have had the words and the concepts from this program at my disposal to help them when they needed it.


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.


Our Favorite Petition Comments — 1 Comment

  1. Does your unique spelling of ‘weedon’ frustrate the filters?

    (I ask because I can’t get weedonsblogspot on this machine; altho any number of mari jane sites are offered instead, which is amusing but not very!)

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