Motion from Rev. Joseph Fisher to End Synod’s Battle for the Trademark

Rev. Joseph Fisher from West Bend, Wisconsin has prepared a motion that will be submitted to the South Wisconsin District’s pastor’s conference in March. The “whereas” section gives the details of the synod’s attempt to stop Issue’s Etc. rightful application for the trademark and the “resolved” section asks the synod to stop its efforts to halt the application.

The motion can be viewed here on our new “wiki” titled  that serves as a primer for LCMS governance. It is intended to help the Brothers of John the Steadfast, and all of our readers,  understand the political structure of the synod so that they can be more effective in voicing their concerns and working to make the Word of Christ in its purity the standard for this denomination. Like all “wikis” it is community based so we look to you to help us fill it out in the months and years to come. Please take a subject, research it in the synodical handbook and elsewhere and write up a summary for all to read.

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.


Motion from Rev. Joseph Fisher to End Synod’s Battle for the Trademark — 3 Comments

  1. Just came from our council meeting. I presented this proposed motion and resolution to our Church for presentation to our District (Michigan) convention in late June (we’re the next to last in the schedule). Council approved – we’re changing the wording to reflect Michigan District. Prayerfully, by the time our District meets, this issue will have been resolved.

  2. Rev. Frahm,
    The article you have listed is true and disheartening. I must admit that I have a guilty conscience that I am afiliated with the LCMS in her present state. God have mercy.

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