The Brothers Enter a New Era with New Editor and Chairman of the Board Joshua Scheer, by Pr. Rossow

After a year or so of talking about it Joshua Scheer and I have decided this is a good time to hand off the BJS editorship.

Joshua has been the driving force behind BJS for the last couple of years and so it makes sense that he take over the reigns of our beloved BJS. He is the one who recruited our great cadre of new writers in the last few years and he put together our very successful speaking line-up at our conference this year. Josh has also been the moving force behind BJS expanding into KFUO and the Steadfast Throwdown program.

I relish the challenges and the excitement of the start-up and BJS has had a great beginning but now it is time for the strong management and planning abilities that Josh brings to the table.

Our strong start began with the likes of Mollie Ziegler Hemingway and the now sainted Klemet Preus writing for us, starting/cataloging Confessions reading groups around the country and getting some of the highest numbers of daily hits in the Lutheran blogosphere. (In the past few months we are averaging around 7,000 hits a day and since our inception have had a few days that went well over 20,000 hits.)

I have have other irons in the fire (promoting Lutherans in Africa for one) so it is a good time for this move. God-willing I will be able to continue my travels to Africa in order to promote the proper catechesis of Africans that is the hallmark of Lutherans in Africa.

I will still write for BJS and offer advice when asked but the last couple of years of Josh’s work at BJS shows that he will be able to do just fine and not only continue the work of the Brothers but also grow that work.

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