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Life-Preserving Gratitude and the Limits of Good Manners

Life-Preserving Gratitude and the Limits of Good Manners

Another excerpt of our new Law and Gospel: A Theology for Sinners (and Saints) book, this one comes from the “Fruits of Grace” section at the end of the book, our attempt to draw out some of the practical implications of the Gospel (without turning the message into a “means” to improvement/happiness/etc). The initial illustration […]

Rod Rosenbladt Reads Martin Luther’s Christmas Sermon

This recording of the Great Reformer’s Christmas sermon was posted by the good folks at the White Horse Inn a couple of years ago (it was dug up from their tape archives). It’s a great read and an even better listen from the lips of Dr. Rosenbladt. I should note that it isn’t one of Luther’s actual sermons but an assembly of pieces from his many Christmas writings, put together by Roland Bainton as he envisioned Luther might have preached them.

The Gospel for Those Broken by the Church (or, Compassion for the Alumnae of the Christian Faith)

The Gospel for Those Broken by the Church (or, Compassion for the Alumnae of the Christian Faith)

A real downside to working for a Christian organization/church/media-what-have-you is that, depending on how public your position is, you become a lightning rod for people’s feelings about organized religion–which of course are rarely neutral or mild. In an instant you can find yourself cast as a stand-in for whatever Pharisaical relative or teacher or ex-girlfriend […]

Same Crisis, New Ailment: On Rewarding Bad Behavior

Same Crisis, New Ailment: On Rewarding Bad Behavior

This post on the infidelity of the inner-lawyer comes from Jason Redcay. I believe it was Rod Rosenbladt that said we’re all natural born lawyers. We know the Law well—it is written on our very hearts. We can delineate good from bad, friend from foe, enough from not enough, and we’re especially adept when it […]

Coal: The Power of the Good Father

Coal: The Power of the Good Father

In the (by now quite famous in our circles) series of talks given at The Cathedral of the Advent by Professor Rod Rosenbladt on the subject of fatherhood, one of the first insights presented was that of Helmut Thielicke’s The Waiting Father. In this, his work on Jesus’s parables, Thielicke artfully and tragically describes modern […]

Michael Horton's <i>The Christian Faith: A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims on the Way</i>

Michael Horton’s The Christian Faith: A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims on the Way

[Update 1/10/12: We are very pleased to announce that Michael Horton will be the keynote speaker at this years Mockingbird Conference in NYC!] I thought the title should go ahead and communicate what I thought from the outset:) Almost 10 years ago now, I read a lecture by Rod Rosenbladt called The Gospel for those […]

The Gospel for Those Broken by the Church

From Dad Rod and our friends over at New Reformation Press:


Dr. Rod Rosenbladt on “The Gospel For Those Broken By The Church” from Faith Lutheran Church on Vimeo.

The Brain Hemorrhage and the Nosebleed

The Brain Hemorrhage and the Nosebleed

“When school is not a good fit for a boy, when his normal expressions of energy and action routinely meet with negative responses from teachers and classmates, he stews in feelings of failure – feelings of sadness, shame, and anger, which can be very hard to detect beneath that brash exterior. Unable to “talk out” […]

The Sad Song

The Sad Song

Fredo Viola claims not to be a religious man, but ‘The Sad Song’ certainly strikes a chord with me on a spiritual level. I do not think it is entirely possible to decipher the cryptic lyrics which take a backseat to the aching melodies, but Viola’s lamentation seems to express his deep longing to honor […]

Debbie Downer

Debbie Downer

I’ve been asked why do we, who like the Reformation and support a Law/Gospel paradigm in theology, always focus on ourselves as sinners? Aren’t we like Debbie Downer from Saturday Night Live who litters every fun conversation with sad and depressing news? When people want to talk about living out a life of love for […]

2010 MOCKINGBIRD CONFERENCE - RECORDINGS AND DOCUMENTS

2010 MOCKINGBIRD CONFERENCE – RECORDINGS AND DOCUMENTS

Here they are! As you can see, we are offering the recordings of the conference for free again this year. Which we are very excited to do and plan to continue doing as long as it’s feasible. They are a gift! That said, we ask those that did not attend the conference this year to […]

Millions of Unchurched Adults Are Christians Hurt by Churches

Millions of Unchurched Adults Are Christians Hurt by Churches

Interesting study on both the scope of the unchurched (100 million in the US) and the reasons why they don’t go (Hat Tip to T19). Two quotes: “Based on past studies of those who avoid Christian churches, one of the driving forces behind such behavior is the painful experiences endured within the local church context. […]