It’s Party Time!

The 2015 Brothers of John the Steadfast Conference is coming up! The one pious bone in my body thinks the best thing about the Conference is the seeker-challenged Matins and Vespers Services. The other 205 bones are equally split between the No Pietists Allowed Parties and the guest speakers (you have to break the wish bone I guess).

If you can’t quite imagine the full flavor of a No Pietists Allowed Party, visualize the Mos Eisley Cantina from the first Star Wars movie, complete with smoke-filled rooms, shady characters, and exotic food and drink, minus the lightsabers of course. And with speakers like Pastors Bryan Wolfmueller, Clint Poppe, Larry Beane, Hans Fiene, and Todd Wilken, there’s bound to be one you’ll like. That’s a sacerdotalist slate anyone would be proud of.

So save the date: Friday, February 20 through Saturday, February 21.

Register for the Conference here.

The Conference schedule is here.

A couple of photos from the last BJS Conference:

Pastor Rossow to Pastor Scheer during pre-service planning: ‘What color were we going to vest in Josh?’

Pastor Rossow to Pastor Scheer discussing pre-service planning at one of the parties: “What color were we going to vest in Josh?”



Pastor Hans Fiene describing his next Lutheran Satire video for the jackbooted Pastor Jonathan Fisk.




About Scott Diekmann

Scott is a lifelong LCMS layman. Some of his vocations include husband, dad, jet driver, runner, and collector of more books than he can read. Oh, and also chocolate lover. He’s been involved in apologetics for over a decade, is on the Board of Regents at Concordia Portland, and is a column writer for the sometimes operational Around the Word Journal. He’s also written for Higher Things Magazine, The Lutheran Clarion, and has been a guest on Issues Etc. as well as the KFUO program Concord Matters.


It’s Party Time! — 7 Comments

  1. Your “teaser” is painful to those of us who can’t come. 🙁

    Perhaps we can have the papers, if not the food?

    “Next year, in Jerusalem!”

  2. Sorry Helen. Living on the left coast, I feel your pain. I’m not 100% sure I’ll be there myself. I’ll have to get the time off work, which is never assured and usually comes with an associated cost in lifestyle degradation.

  3. @Scott Diekmann #2
    I’ll have to get the time off work, which is never assured and usually comes with an associated cost in lifestyle degradation.

    Appreciate the way you phrase that! 😉
    Whether it’s beans without bacon, or
    crazy hours to make up the time, it’s no fun.

    When I had time, I didn’t have money;
    now, in order to have money, I don’t have time.
    One day perhaps I’ll have time again
    [and be back to Square 1.]

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