Founder and Editor of BJS on KFUO this Morning, by Pr. Rossow

Hey, that’s me. I will be interviewed on the Morning Show on KFUO radio this morning at 8:30 CST. The host is Pastor Randy Asbury, a confessional pastor from St. Louis. The show can be heard by clicking here.

BJS on KFUO is a refreshing and positive change in our synod. Many confessional Lutherans in the LCMS are looking for change in our beloved synod faster than it is happening now that Matthew Harrison is the president. We are a large institution and so change will be slow and deliberate. The new management at KFUO is one of those deliberate changes and it is certainly for the better.

Rev. Rod Zwonitzer is the new manager of KFUO. His leadership is assurance that KFUO will be a vehicle for proclaiming the pure confessional Gospel.

I can vouch personally for his confessional pedigree. I first met Rod through my college roommate who knew him in Dallas, TX. Rod would later become the Associate Pastor in the parish I served in Dearborn, MI (Emmanuel – home of a BJS chapter) and when I took the call to Naperville, IL, he succeeded me as Senior Pastor.

Rod is well suited for his new job. He is a second career pastor. His first vocation was as a marketing executive for a global, fortune five-hundred company.

We look forward to promoting KFUO here on BJS as a part of our mission to uphold the new Lutheran media. Our first love of course will always be Issues, Etc. It was the cancellation of Issues that got BJS started on our quest to promote the new confessional Lutheran media. How wonderful that the Lord has made all things new. It was not that long ago that management at KFUO and our synod Board for Communications rid the KFUO airwaves of the confessional theology of Issues, Etc. Now things have changed, and certainly for the better.

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.

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Founder and Editor of BJS on KFUO this Morning, by Pr. Rossow — 21 Comments

  1. Hey Perry and mbw. Good to hear from you guys. It was great meeting you Perry at the last BJS conference and seeing you mbw at Harrison’s installation. Thanks for your support of BJS!

  2. Thanks Pastor Rossow.

    OK, but a small note. Listened to the next hour of KFUO programming. Sadly at 9:30 am, there was a piece which was a discussion about Andy Stanley’s new book “When Family and Work Collide”, which did not put forward good theology in discussing vocation and family.

  3. Good point Perry.

    KFUO will also take some time as well. Slow, steady, with lots of education and in an evangelical way is the wisest path. I have practiced that in both parishes I have served and it has been effective.

    Of course, some still think it is too slow and some think it is too fast.

    Life is hard, and then you die, and then you get to go to heaven thanks to Jesus where everybody reads the Book of Concord and we get to meet John the Steadfast. 🙂

  4. Watch the line up for the Bible Study and Ask the Pastor on KFUO, there have been, are, and will be plenty of Confessional Lutheran Pastors on the AM, I’m one of them. But it was great to hear BJS officially represented this morning!

  5. I’ll be on there next week for the morning show and some sermons for the morning service broadcast.

  6. Perry Lund :
    Thanks Pastor Rossow.
    OK, but a small note. Listened to the next hour of KFUO programming. Sadly at 9:30 am, there was a piece which was a discussion about Andy Stanley’s new book “When Family and Work Collide”, which did not put forward good theology in discussing vocation and family.

    That would have been Focus on the Family, 9:30 to 10:00 am. I am told it still has a lot of listener support, but I also think it must already be available on some other local (in the case of STL) station.

  7. Pastor Tim Rossow :
    Good point Perry.
    KFUO will also take some time as well. Slow, steady, with lots of education and in an evangelical way is the wisest path. I have practiced that in both parishes I have served and it has been effective.
    Of course, some still think it is too slow and some think it is too fast.
    Life is hard, and then you die, and then you get to go to heaven thanks to Jesus where everybody reads the Book of Concord and we get to meet John the Steadfast.

    A pastoral approach!

  8. Followed by an encore performance on issues,etc the same day.

    Oh, the irony . . . . .

  9. Pastor Rossow, great to hear about the helpful venue! To get to the heart of the most intense theological issue related to your photo here, I like the pose with the cat. I have three irritatingly intelligent Japanese Bobtails, which is heresy in my larger canine oriented family. Given your feline imprimatur, I have a new lease on life.

  10. How much of the Board of LCMS Communications has changed since Issues, Etc. was cancelled several years ago?

  11. LW :
    How much of the Board of LCMS Communications has changed since Issues, Etc. was cancelled several years ago?

    KFUO is under supervision of the office of the president of the synod now. There is no BCS.

  12. LW :
    @mbw #16
    Thanks, I hope the LCMS keeps electing confessional presidents or the future of KFUO may be in question.

    KFUO is getting a lot of positive attention now from its owners, after years of neglect. I think you are right about its prospects if somehow our great church body veers back to its 2001-2010 ways. For my part, if that happens, I pray that a two-way split will finally also happen.

  13. @LW #17

    Thanks, I hope the LCMS keeps electing confessional presidents

    or the future of KFUO [LCMS] may be in question.

    See article above on “pietism”!

  14. @helen #19
    Good point. The majority in my district is already pietistic and I see no sign of it turning around. It’s future as a confessionally Lutheran district seems unlikely and in this case the president of synod has little power or influence.

  15. has there been real discussions as to correcting erring pastors,cc’s and dp’s who are not holding to Biblical standards? and why are pastors told by cc’s and dp’s not to join groups such as this and Intrepid? are we not told by our Lord to hold to His Truth and be Transparent? Is it not time to debate cc’s and dp’s on inconsistencies contrary to oaths taken,or the appearance of? Shall we not call them as we see them and call them out? shall we not call for renewal of oaths at every convention just as reminders of faithfulness to the Lord and His opinions and will and tow the line in doctrine and practice? or shall we see more churches becoming whitewashed sepulchres and spiritual death only to be told by leaders that they have no answers to spiritual problems? just one leader with our president can start correcting as a cc or dp and move this synod ahead? is there a fear to do this?

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