Video Presentations from BJS 2015 Conference


We are pleased to announce the videos are now available from the recent Brothers of John the Steadfast 2015 Conference held at Bethany Lutheran Church in Naperville, IL on Feb 20-21st. Thanks to Peter Slayton for helping getting these recordings ready and published.

To view them on youtube click here to view all 7 videos.

To listen to the audio presentations, click here (it may be easier to listen to these files if you have a slow internet connection)

The videos are listed below in order; the conference schedule can be found here.

Session 1: Pr. Bryan Wolfmueller, “The Obligation and Temptation of Dealing with False Teaching”


Session 2: Pr. Clint Poppe, “The Barking Dog Approach”


Vespers Sermon: Pr. Chris Hull, “Confessing in confidence”


Session 3: Pr. Larry Beane, “Doctrine And/Or Practice?”


Session 4: Pr. Hans Fiene, “The Use of Snark in Lutheran Confession”


Divine Service Sermon, Pr. Joshua Scheer, “Work to be done, work that is done”


Session 5: Pr. Todd Wilken, “Despite What You’ve Heard, the LCMS Is Not a Lost Cause”

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.

Norm has been involved behind the scenes in many of the "go-to" websites for Lutherans going back many years.


Video Presentations from BJS 2015 Conference — 4 Comments

  1. Thanks Norm and Peter Slayton for making the videos available to those of us who couldn’t attend the conference. I viewed Rev. Todd Wilken first. Great presentation. I’m aware that the NID convention is going to be this coming weekend. Does anyone know what’s on the agenda? Will they be discussing the Matthew Becker affair?

    In Christ,

  2. @Diane #1

    Yes, Resolution 1-10 will be at the forefront. Working on how to get it to the table early in the convention.

    Go check out the, the resolutions are posted. It will be a full plate, “if” we get to much of the work.

  3. The questioner of pastor Wolfmueller at around 42-43 minutes says Luther says in the fourth commandment that “in our office we are required to be angry” -can someone point me to the exact quote he is referencing there?

    I see this in the large catechism on the fifth commandment:
    “For it is proper for God and for every one who is in a divine estate to be angry, to reprove and punish, namely, on account of those very persons who transgress this and the other commandments.”

    One would think it would be proper for anyone to be angry at a violation of God’s commandments whether they have divine office to do anything about it or not, correct?

    Pr Wolfmueller’s talk seems to be geared toward someone in an ideal healthy church. But more and more what I’m seeing is a lot of passive leadership that does not get angry at false teaching nor expose it clearly so that the flock can take warning. Most especially if it is coming from their pastor and church leadership. This results in a lot of sick and despairing sheep, who then, if they are ever able to figure out who is responsible for starving them to death and/or feeding them tainted food, are then expected in their sad estate to be able to tell where their ‘vocation’ is on exposing the falsehood … a despairing sick and depressed sheep can’t really be expected to behave normally and obediently can it? To the suffering sheep, it really is an emergency. But to everyone else who somehow doesn’t seem to think it’s a big deal, they just look like they’re being unruly.

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