1. Regardless of background or beliefs, every American I talk to seems on edge, as if the sky were about to fall. But the sky is not falling.
  2. This is the sound of freedom. The Eternal One died so that we who are dying might live eternally with him.
  3. A truly Lenten mindset sees the season as preparatory for the resurrection life of Easter as opposed to the mortification of Good Friday.
  4. The number forty calls to remembrance narratives of God’s great acts of redemption, but also our conformity to and participation in those narratives.
  5. There is no AA for legalists. At least not officially. But there ought to be, and it should be called your local church.
  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. The driving impulse of Lent isn’t so much “giving up” things as it is “putting on” something.
  8. The more I got to know Dr. Rosenbladt, the more I saw that he wasn’t a man divided.
  9. He was rooted in his own tradition but gracious with others when they wanted to learn about his faith or their own.
  10. Anyone could tell he enjoyed teaching theology and loved his students.
  11. In a world—and even a church—full of distractions, thank God for Rod Rosenbladt. He pointed us to Jesus and Jesus alone.
  12. Christ's resurrection does not merely negate the bitterness of sin; it changes it into a source of divine sweetness, embodying the promise of a new life for us and a restored existence overshadowed by heavenly hope.