Slowness of the Steadfast Lutherans site today

Sorry for the delays encountered when attempting to read the Steadfast Lutherans site today.

I am continuing to work with my webhosting provider to attempt to figure out what is going on and resolve the issues.

I have created a second site,, that doesn’t have any slowdowns; if you continue to encounter delayed pages on the main site, clicking over to the other site will let you read the content without delays.

Note that the RSS feeds and other associated files will remain the same.

Note also that this is a new domain .. while a spot check around the web show that it has already reached several corners of the net, it may not yet be available in your area.

About Norm Fisher

Norm was raised in the UCC in Connecticut, and like many fell away from the church after high school. With this background he saw it primarily as a service organization. On the miracle of his first child he came back to the church. On moving to Texas a few years later he found a home in Lutheranism when he was invited to a confessional church a half-hour away by our new neighbors.

He is one of those people who found a like mind in computers while in Middle School and has been programming ever since. He's responsible for many websites, including the Book of Concord,, and several other sites.

He has served the church in various positions, including financial secretary, sunday school teacher, elder, PTF board member, and choir member.

More of his work can be found at


Slowness of the Steadfast Lutherans site today — 13 Comments

  1. It has the ‘feel’ of a classic Denial of Service attack. Not accusin’ anybody though…. 😉

  2. James,
    That’s kind of what I thought too. It’s amazing, how fast thoughts can fly, when you know, your view is not popular, current, nor accepted. We know the closer we hit the Lord’s mark, the more thwarted we may be. I’ll conceed, it is odd, but Norm is stellar, he’ll find & fix.

  3. Dear Norm,

    Thanks for fixing the web-site.

    Thanks again for all your superb work at this site. You are a real genius in the website field. Watching this website develop over the last couple of years has made me realize that web-mastering requires a host of talents: computer programming, graphic design, administrative attention to details, and a thorough knowledge of the web and its resources. Besides all that, you are always available and quick to respond. You have been a great blessing to our church and those who visit this site!

    Yours in Christ, Martin R. Noland

  4. And who says old Lutherans aren’t technologically gifted?

    Great job on the second site. Earlier today, it just hung but gave no error message. The site looks great as well.

  5. The timing does seem odd given the recent uptick in activity and the convention quickly approaching. I don’t recall anything like this happening before. I’m hoping the host servers were just having difficulty handling a sudden rise in activity or something similar, but I do look forward to hearing what caused the problem once it is determined.

  6. Norm, being in the I/T field and running several sites myself, I also applaude your efforts and can appreciate what it takes to do this on a day to day basis. Kudos!

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