Today, the 1517 family mourns the death of Dr. Rod Rosenbladt. For many, he was known as “Dad Rod,” and to others, he was known as professor, friend, and mentor.
To generations of budding theologians, he will be fondly remembered as a significant influence in molding and shaping their worldview by helping them to understand the freedom found in the nail-scarred hands and feet of Jesus as the Savior of the world.
It is the work of Rod and his teacher, John Warwick Montgomery, that is the foundation of what 1517 has become, and he will be missed. Rod’s influence will be felt long past his triumphal entry into the kingdom he so longed to enter, and his legacy will point many more to know the forgiveness and freedom found in Christ alone.
His lectures, books, and quiet wisdom and friendship shared on the back deck will live in the hearts and minds of untold numbers of people searching for hope and a message of good news found in Jesus alone.
Dr. Scott Keith
Executive Director, 1517
Download the full text PDF of The Gospel for Those Broken by the Church.
For those of you wishing to honor Rod and his amazing legacy with a tangible gift, the family has asked that donations be made to 1517 and will be used to help fund The Rod Rosenbladt Philosophy, Theology and Apologetics Fellowship.
This fellowship was established to support a graduate student pursuing an advanced degree in Philosophy, Theology, or Apologetics.
Your gift will help the legacy of Rod live on the ongoing work to declare and defend the good news that you are forgiven and free on account of Christ alone!
Checks can be mailed to: 1517, PO Box 54032, Irvine, CA 92619