1. What if the dissonance in this calendrical coincidence can be harmonized into a deeper melody?
  2. The more I got to know Dr. Rosenbladt, the more I saw that he wasn’t a man divided.
  3. He was rooted in his own tradition but gracious with others when they wanted to learn about his faith or their own.
  4. Anyone could tell he enjoyed teaching theology and loved his students.
  5. In a world—and even a church—full of distractions, thank God for Rod Rosenbladt. He pointed us to Jesus and Jesus alone.
  6. 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.
  7. A “good death” and “good life” are not accomplished through personal striving but are grasped by faith in the promises of God.
  8. The joy of which Lewis speaks is a deep yearning of the soul not unlike the nostalgia we feel upon seeing a favorite childhood object once again.
  9. How can he say it? How can he say that Christ is after all the entire meaning of life for him, and that death is no real worry?
  10. Even at Lewis’ graveside, Havard was a faithful friend, and a friend full of faith in Christ, confessing his hope in the resurrection.