One of our goals here at BJS is to be the “go to place for Lutheran news and commentary.” We are not afraid to take some liberties that more official Lutheran news media may not be able to. We also have a liberal commentary policy. Sometimes comments push the boundaries of the 8th commandment. In an effort to be responsible stewards of the trust with which you have graced us, we are ceasing reporting, commentary and comments on the child molestation story. The two postings on it already have been taken down. We thank you for your patronage of this website and will seek to continue reporting important news and trying to balance the cutting edge of news with the need to put the best construction on all things.
We have been in contact with the president’s office in St. Louis and have been assured that this matter is being handled with absolute integrity. We take great comfort in that and also ask that our readers continue to pray for all involved in this very serious matter.
Also, you may be interested to know that at the recent BJS conference we reformulated our Board of Directors and are working on a new version of BJS that will have less reporting of and commentary on church political news and more articles encouraging confessional understanding and edification in good piety and spiritual exercise.
Rev. Dr. Tim Rossow, Editor
Rev. Joshua Scheer, Associate Editor