Those are some awfully big shoes… Thanks to Pastor Rossow for being a confessor of the faith.

BrothersofJohntheSteadfastYesterday Pr. Rossow told the news of my promotion here at BJS.  There will be much more to come on that in the coming weeks, including some new projects currently underway and some other tweaks to the site.  First though I wanted to say thank you to Pr. Rossow for this site.  He gives me much credit, but he has been there for these years as a great resource (not to mention the foundation he began long ago with this little blog).  It is not too often you can find a man from Iowa (I know, Iowa!) who manages capital campaigns, loves cats, knows philosophy, paints with watercolors, can ponder politically, and yet through all of this maintains proper theology and puts it to work.  That is Pr. Rossow, and he has been a great influence for Confessional Lutheranism.  I am glad to consider him a father in the faith.


Please feel free to express your thanks to him in the comments below.


About Pastor Joshua Scheer

Pastor Joshua Scheer is the Senior Pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He is also the Editor-in-chief of Brothers of John the Steadfast. He oversees all of the work done by Steadfast Lutherans. He is a regular host of Concord Matters on KFUO. Pastor Scheer and his lovely wife Holly (who writes and manages the Katie Luther Sisters) have four children and enjoy living in Wyoming.


Those are some awfully big shoes… Thanks to Pastor Rossow for being a confessor of the faith. — 5 Comments

  1. In the vast abyss of all the damaging “….isms” (relativism, gospel reductionism, charismaticism, emotionalism, mysticism, American evangelicalism, unionism, syncretism, etc….), Pastor Rossow was, and is, a voice of sound confessional doctrine.

    Pastor Rossow,

    Far too many are eager to “just get along” when what is really needed is the blunt truth. Thanks for always standing ready with a shovel when the synodocrats bury their heads in the sand. Thanks for being one of the few to NOT scratch itching ears. In an age of degraded LCMS accountability I thank you for standing steadfast!


  2. Indeed, Pr. Rossow’s voice is one that will long echo beyond the pages of this blog, because it carried the Word of Christ. Thanks be to God for His gift of faithful servants.

  3. Congratulations pastor Scheer. I had written to rev. Rossow about the situation of the sister church in Denmark.

    I had also proposed that 2016 BoJS conference be an international panel, where I propose Præst Leif G. Jensen to represent the Den Evangelisk-Lutherske Frikirke (ELFK).

    What do you think of the 2016 conference topic idea?

  4. “Fpr everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.”
    Pr. Rossow has finished his run, and a good race it was. He has chosen a godly man to carry the baton and continue the run. Of course, now that the old “hawkeye” is retiring from BJS and going back to working his one-day-a-week job, perhaps Pr. Rossow could locate his golf clubs for a run where the eagles gather, Eagle-Eye that is. Just wondering. Oh, and thank you for your service to the Kingdom and our doctrine.

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