1. Rod Rosenbladt, the encourager of all things good, true, and beautiful and a tireless warrior for Jesus and the Gospel message, finally rests at the marriage feast of the lamb.
  2. A truly Lenten mindset sees the season as preparatory for the resurrection life of Easter as opposed to the mortification of Good Friday.
  3. The number forty calls to remembrance narratives of God’s great acts of redemption, but also our conformity to and participation in those narratives.
  4. There is no AA for legalists. At least not officially. But there ought to be, and it should be called your local church.
  5. The driving impulse of Lent isn’t so much “giving up” things as it is “putting on” something.
  6. The more I got to know Dr. Rosenbladt, the more I saw that he wasn’t a man divided.
  7. At the Transfiguration, we say farewell to alleluia and hello to the horrific reality of our lost condition.
  8. He was rooted in his own tradition but gracious with others when they wanted to learn about his faith or their own.
  9. Anyone could tell he enjoyed teaching theology and loved his students.
  10. 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.
  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. 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.