Steadfast In Colloquy — Call for Donations for a New LCMS Pastor, by Pr. Rossow

At BJS we are familiar with deep discussions about theology. Many conversations occur online between our authors and readers over the distinctives that we hold dear. Not all of our contributors come from an LCMS background but adhere steadfastly to … Continue reading

“Confessional” is not the Antonym of “Progressive” or “Visionary,” by Pr. Rossow

Church Growthers often give the impression that Confessionals are somehow unprogressive and non-visionary. This is just not the case if you consider the courage and gumption of several confessional parishes that I know of that are starting building programs even … Continue reading

A Layman’s Response to President Emeritus Kieschnick’s Position on Newtown, by Pr. Rossow

LCMS President Emeritus Kieschnick had some interesting comments on the Newtown incident  in his Perspectives column. Curtis Christiansen, the Head Elder from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (Lincoln Nebraska; Pastor Clint Poppe) took exception to many things President Kieschnick said and sent … Continue reading

Pastor who Participated in Unionistic and Syncretistic Service at Newtown, Connecticut Apologizes, by Pr. Rossow

President Harrison has just posted on the Witness, Mercy, Life Together blog  (WMLT) the great news that Pastor Rob Morris, from the local LCMS parish in Newtown, Connecticut, has apologized for his participation in the unionistic and syncretistic prayer vigil in the … Continue reading

What’s A District to Do? A Review of 11 District Initiatives from Minnesota South, by Pr. Rossow

The Districts of the LCMS are for the most part bloated, ideaologically misguided, and inefficient. In partial proof of that thesis let’s look at a set of district initiatives from the Minnesota South District (MNS). Over on the post about the … Continue reading

BJS Conference “No Pietists” Parties Set: Scotch Tasting, Beer Tasting, Cigars and an Irish Pub, by Pr. Rossow

The “No Pietists Allowed Parties” are now set for the 2013 Annual BJS Conference. They feature scotch, beer, cigars and an Irish pub. Scotch Tasting – The Gavin family has once again graciously opened their home for a wonderful party. Come … Continue reading

I Just got Out of the BJS Conference Planning Meeting and Heard the Phrase “Maid-Rite Sliders” Not to Mention “Manly Man’s Breakfast,” by Pr. Rossow

The food at the annual BJS Conference is always great and this year it will be no different. For lunch on Saturday we are serving two varieties of sliders – pulled pork and maid-rite/sloppy joe. The meal will be rounded … Continue reading