An Ablaze “Solution” Proposed by Brother of John the Steadfast Scott Diekmann

Scott Diekmann,  a layman and a Brother of John the Steadfast, one of our favorite bloggers, has proposed a diplomatic “solution” to end our long synodical nightmare, the guilt we all feel for not reaching 100 million souls for Christ. Scott’s solution was inpsired by Mollie’s post here on the BJS website yesterday. His solution fulfills all the requirements of Ablaze and does so in a fast, effective way that will free us up in the synod to grow the numbers in other tickers, maybe like the BJS confessions study  ticker?

You can read Scott’s solution on his blogsite by clicking here.

Pastor Rossow

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.


An Ablaze “Solution” Proposed by Brother of John the Steadfast Scott Diekmann — 4 Comments

  1. You’re not kidding, it’s brilliant: LCMS,Inc can still spend money (which they seem to enjoy doing) on the creative.

    OK, that was snarky. Mea culpa.

    But seriously: The spot will doubtless appear on YouTube and other video websites, since the world will doubtless mock it, AND since Christians of good heart will be able to add it to their blogs, etc., and link to it as well.

    This will mean that even those millions of people who don’t watch the Super Bowl will have a chance to see it, somewhere along the line. YouTube has counters.

    A “call for info” line can be included, along with a website and e-mail address.

    It really is a fine plan, Scott Diekmann’s plan. And it has a precedent of sorts: The Lutheran Laymen’s League has been sponsoring a Rose Parade float for many decades.

  2. I love it Walther Descendant! We here at BJS are all about new Lutheran media. The LLL has a Rose parade float and we have Youtube evangelism based on our Superbowl spot.

    Pastor Rossow

  3. I like it. It reminds me of my neighbor who told me that his (evangelical) church’s youth pastor had a vision from God that they were supposed to put a commercial on the Super Bowl about three years ago. I think they are still raising money to do it. Sorry that I have to report that you were not the first to think up(have a vision about)this idea.

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