Breaking News: Pastor Wilken to Speak at the National BJS Gathering in February

Pastor Todd Wilken, host of the radio show Issues, Etc. will speak at the second day of the two day national gathering of the Brothers of John the Steadfast this coming February. The theme of the conference is “Courageous Lutherans in the 21st Century” and we humbly welcome two of the most courageous Lutherans as our speakers. Joining Pastor Wilken is the creator of Pirate Christian Radio (the host network for Issues, Etc.) Chris Rosebrough. Chris will not only speak about his pioneering work in internet Christian radio but will also share with us his journey from evangelicalism to Lutheranism.

The conference will be at Bethany Lutheran Church and School in the Chicago suburb of Naperville. A detailed schedule of the conference and registraton information will be posted in the next few days. It  includes a full Vespers service, the Divine Service, a selection of “No Pietists Allowed Parties” at local hangouts (pick your poison: cigars, Irish pub, wine tasting, a chocolate cafe, etc.), a pizza banquet (where we will once and for all decide which is best, Chicago, New York, or St. Louis style pizza), and a manly high-cholestorol breakfast. There will also be time for a workout in our full size gymnasium for those who wish to work off the bacon. Even though we are a mens group women are welcome to join the group and join us for the conference as well. Non members of the group are also welcome to come to the gathering.

Save February 13-14 on your calendars and join us in the Chicago suburbs. It is an inexpensive flight to nearby Midway Airport on Southwest Airlines. We will have a free  shuttle service available for as many as we can accomodate. Hope to see you in February…

Pastor Rossow for the Conference Committee (Pam Mueller, Phil Magness, Pr. Jacob Earhard)

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.


Breaking News: Pastor Wilken to Speak at the National BJS Gathering in February — 9 Comments

  1. What do you mean “which is best, Chicago, New York, or St. Louis style pizza”? For breakfast? Lunch? Supper? Appetizers? Hors’ devours? As a meal? With beer? With wine? With Soda?

    That’s like asking which of you kids you love the most!

  2. Eric,

    Good point. Sorry to confuse your taste buds with false alternatives. Personally I could live on any one of the styles for every meal for the rest of my life with an endless supply of Mt. Dew and an occassional Miller Lite. (Yes all you beer officianados, I said Miller Lite. Hey, what can I say – I’m a pilsner kind of guy. All right, make it a Pilsner Urquell or a Warsteiner but no dunkell for this light weight.)

    Pastor Rossow

  3. Michael,

    We have some people interested from St. Louis – let me know if you are interested in ride sharing. Actually that gives me an idea – we need to put up a car pool sign-up sheet when we put out the rest of the registration stuff.


  4. Could someone record the sessions and put MP3s online for those of us who can’t make it?

    Those of us in Southern California do have something we can attend on Saturday, February 14, at Concordia University Irvine. South Orange County Outreach, a mission society of Faith Lutheran Church in Capistrano Beach (of which church Chris Rosebrough is a member) is having Uwe Siemon-Netto and Adam Francisco speak about Islam.

  5. Miller Lite: brewed ‘specially for you using Lake Michigan’s Oh, so pure water – with a topping of cryptosporidium. Yum!

    I’ll echo the thought about making the recordings available – I’d even pay for a CD of the talks in case we can’t make it.


  6. Scott,

    In the next few days we will be posting the brochure on the website and it will have information on motels.

    Pastor Rossow

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