1. Jonah’s biggest blunder was a failure to understand that God’s grace is always undeserved and always falls on those who are unworthy of it.
  2. Paul knew that, without the resurrection, the Christian life was a “Smells Like Teen Spirit” video.
  3. Don’t get in the habit (or, if you already do it, get out of the habit) of saying, “I could never talk about these things the way my pastor does.”
  4. We are not pursuing dragons; we are the dragons. We are, all of us, Eustace Scrubb.
  5. This is the sound of freedom. The Eternal One died so that we who are dying might live eternally with him.
  6. We are the fruit that grows from the branch, which extends from the trunk of the tree, which is rooted in the soil that it grows out of, which is all Christ.
  7. He was rooted in his own tradition but gracious with others when they wanted to learn about his faith or their own.
  8. One way or another, Rod always found a way to bring whatever story he was telling back to the gospel and God's grace in Christ.
  9. In a world—and even a church—full of distractions, thank God for Rod Rosenbladt. He pointed us to Jesus and Jesus alone.
  10. My goal here isn’t to selfishly reflect on all the reasons I will miss Rod because I know that if you are reading this, you may miss this man, too.
  11. The essence of what it means to be a son or daughter of Abraham, an inheritor of the Abrahamic promise, was irrevocably tethered to faith.