BJS Reaches 5 Million Page Load Milestone, by Pr. Rossow

Here at The Brothers of John the Steadfast we fashion ourselves as the go-to-place for Lutheran News and Commentary and by at least one measure we are achieving that goal. A few weeks ago we passed the five million page load milestone. (He put’s his little finger next to his mouth ala Dr. Evil and says “Yes, I said five million page loads.”)

We started this venture and went on-line June 25, 2008, the same day John the Steadfast and his fellow confessors risked their lives and reputations by signing the Augsburg Confession.

May is usually our biggest month. In our first May (2009) we had 72,000 page loads. Yesterday we set a new record for May with 152,000 page loads. Our single day record for unique visits was the day before the election of President Harrison when we had over 10,000 unique visitors for one day. That month (July, 2010) was also our record high month with nearly 300,000 page loads.

We thank you for your patronage and ask you to help us reach the 10 million page load milestone (“Yes, I did say 10 million”) by sending our link ( to your friends and relatives so that they can join in the fun and be connected to the go-to-place for Lutheran news and commentary.

The Rev. Dr. Timothy Rossow, Editor and Chairman of the Board

The Rev. Joshua Scheer, Associate Editor


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.


BJS Reaches 5 Million Page Load Milestone, by Pr. Rossow — 9 Comments

  1. Hmmmm, trying to turn this into a Mega-Site concerned with only numbers. 🙂
    (sorry, well sort of, I just had to take the shot, it was just way too obvious and easy)
    You all are the best!

  2. BJS did an outstanding service in reporting the ULC issue.  Without BJS, I question whether very many would be aware of ULC or give it financial support.

  3. “Here at The Brothers of John the Steadfast we fashion ourselves as the go-to-place for Lutheran News and Commentary”

    Yes. You are. Congratulations!

    Anybody in a position to comment on this news? “Rev. Dr. John Denninger is elected president of the Southeastern District, LCMS on the first ballot on June 1, 2012. John, age 57, is pastor of Prince of Peace, Springfield VA.”

  4. @Pastor Ted Crandall #3

    No, but I wish. I have really been trying to keep up with all sorts of news.

    I can add that in New Jersey Thursday night, Rev. Dr. Anthony Steinbronn was elected New Jersey District President on the third ballot. William Klettke is retiring.

    What I know between the two districts is the Matthew Harrison is at Southeast convention and 2 VP Wohlarbe is at New Jersey convention.

  5. There has been tremendous improvement in the site content since February. I especially appreciate the recognition on the part of the editors and readers when we need to be admonished and reined in. Thank you gentlemen for your efforts and the forum!

  6. Haven,t commented for some time. However have never encountered any seeker unfriendly. maybe disagreeable ,but friendly. Behind this info immensly. Especially athe last LCMS convention Keep up your good work and untiring efforts.

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