Thanks for Taking the Time to Comment Christine

The following comment was placed by Christine on our recent post on “not so steadfast parishes.” With all of the concerns we see in our synod it is so wonderful to hear her story.

I returned to the LCMS in February after a bout of “Roman fever”, having had one Lutheran and one Catholic parent. The same liturgical deconstruction is happening in the Catholic church as well as in the ELCA.

I am blessed to have found an LCMS parish that upholds the Confessions and the historic liturgy. I was awed that we confessed the Athanasian Creed on Easter Sunday. Even Catholics don’t seem to know what it is since the “reforms” of Vatican II.

I am honored to find Lutherans who are still “steadfast” about who we are.



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.


Thanks for Taking the Time to Comment Christine — 3 Comments

  1. It’s fitting that Christine claims she was ‘honored to find Lutherans who are still steadfast…’
    That’s precisely what the liturgy brings to all who participate in it: honor. The liturgy honors the The Trinity and it honors the worshiper.
    Doing otherwise risks dishonor.

  2. How many of us have the Athanasian Creed memorized? TR?

    I have been listening to the Librivox recording of Pilgrim’s Progress (highly recommended, and Joy Chan has a most pleasant voice). I feel like such a spiritual wimp compared to the kind of catechesis people endured in other ages.

  3. Hey Bubbles, why are you singling out me? I can hardly remember my phone number. 🙂


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