For those broken by the church

Yesterday we welcomed our new sponsor, New Reformation Press. As an example of the resources that NRP offers, notice that the specific ad on this blog (scroll down to the very bottom, in the right panel) features the great Dr. Rod Rosenbladt. (NRP is the place to go for Rosenbladtia.) The ad makes available via MP3 file one of Dr. Rosenbladt’s most treasured lectures, one that has circulated underground, as it were, having a powerful, healing impact on countless souls who desperately needed to hear it: “The Gospel for Those Broken by the Church.”

Click on the ad and read the description. I know that some of you readers of this blog have been “broken by the church.” If so, download the file. Pastors would do well to listen to this too, so as to avoid “breaking” any members. This may be the best $3.45 you have ever spent.

About Gene Veith

Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/wcwirla wcwirla

    This is one of Dr. Rosenbladt's finest lectures. It's a powerful reminder for those of us responsible for preaching to and in the church to serve up the 200-proof Gospel of Jesus Christ for the justification of the sinner. Highly recommended.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/wcwirla wcwirla

    This is one of Dr. Rosenbladt's finest lectures. It's a powerful reminder for those of us responsible for preaching to and in the church to serve up the 200-proof Gospel of Jesus Christ for the justification of the sinner. Highly recommended.

  • Jay

    Why does it cost $3.45 when just about any other podcast on the internet is free?

  • Jay

    Why does it cost $3.45 when just about any other podcast on the internet is free?

  • Mike Burdick

    Minutes before reading this post, I just finished reading the text of that lecture for perhaps the fourth time. One of the gems: we must listen to folks who left the Church and are either "sad" or "mad" at what the constant preaching of the Law did to them, and then we ask ourselves "Can the cross and blood of Christ save a Christian (failing as he or she is in living the Christian life), or no?" The Gospel "yes" keeps people in the Church, and heals those who have been broken. Yeah, I recommend it, too — even at $3.45.

  • Mike Burdick

    Minutes before reading this post, I just finished reading the text of that lecture for perhaps the fourth time. One of the gems: we must listen to folks who left the Church and are either "sad" or "mad" at what the constant preaching of the Law did to them, and then we ask ourselves "Can the cross and blood of Christ save a Christian (failing as he or she is in living the Christian life), or no?" The Gospel "yes" keeps people in the Church, and heals those who have been broken. Yeah, I recommend it, too — even at $3.45.

  • Booklover

    I remember hearing "Daddy Rod" for the first time many years ago with his friends on the White Horse Inn. I was driving on the rims atop our fair city, and I pulled over and cried. It was the first time I had heard the gospel–what Jesus had done for me–since I was a child in the Lutheran Church. I had lately been attending a Bible church and the "gospel" there emphasized that you had to have a major saving experience, so you definitely couldn't be a Lutheran.

    I would write more, but this is printing out in light blue, so I can't read it. (So you've all been saved from that!!) This happens often. Also, sometimes after I post, it says that the site manager has to check it first, then it never does come up in print. . .

  • Booklover

    I remember hearing "Daddy Rod" for the first time many years ago with his friends on the White Horse Inn. I was driving on the rims atop our fair city, and I pulled over and cried. It was the first time I had heard the gospel–what Jesus had done for me–since I was a child in the Lutheran Church. I had lately been attending a Bible church and the "gospel" there emphasized that you had to have a major saving experience, so you definitely couldn't be a Lutheran.

    I would write more, but this is printing out in light blue, so I can't read it. (So you've all been saved from that!!) This happens often. Also, sometimes after I post, it says that the site manager has to check it first, then it never does come up in print. . .

  • http://www.newreformationpress.com Patrick Kyle

    Jay,

    Dr. Rosenbladt has graciously licensed some of his stuff to us. and in return we contribute a portion of the proceeds to him for his impending retirement. Some of these presentations were done at conferences that charged an admission fee. We also have a certain amount of overhead to keep our shop running. We have made the decision to keep several important lectures priced very reasonably to allow the widest possible audience to hear them. We really aren't making any money on them. We have a freebies section where we provide resources free of charge, and we add to it frequently. On our blog we regularly link to sites that provide great resources.

    That, in a nutshell, is why we charge for the presentations.

  • http://www.newreformationpress.com Patrick Kyle

    Jay,

    Dr. Rosenbladt has graciously licensed some of his stuff to us. and in return we contribute a portion of the proceeds to him for his impending retirement. Some of these presentations were done at conferences that charged an admission fee. We also have a certain amount of overhead to keep our shop running. We have made the decision to keep several important lectures priced very reasonably to allow the widest possible audience to hear them. We really aren't making any money on them. We have a freebies section where we provide resources free of charge, and we add to it frequently. On our blog we regularly link to sites that provide great resources.

    That, in a nutshell, is why we charge for the presentations.

  • Jay

    Jesus said, "Freely you have received; freely give." I have an ethical problem with clergy charging money so that others can hear their sermons. What would happen if all pastors decided to do that on a weekly basis? It reminds me of stories that I have heard from Africa in which people going to Holy Communion are required to pay a fee first.

  • Jay

    Jesus said, "Freely you have received; freely give." I have an ethical problem with clergy charging money so that others can hear their sermons. What would happen if all pastors decided to do that on a weekly basis? It reminds me of stories that I have heard from Africa in which people going to Holy Communion are required to pay a fee first.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/stadler stadler

    C'mon, Jay, if you're going to quote that verse, at least read it in context. First of all, it seems clear to me that the word "freely" does not refer to cost, but to abundance. That is: do not be stingy in spreading the gospel or in performing works that point to it.

    But more importantly, in that same instruction, Jesus tells the disciples not to take their own provisions. Why? "The worker is worth his keep." Those who would hear the message would pay for those preaching it. Or at least some of them would. Paul has a similar message in 1 Cor. 9 and 1 Tim. 5.

    Of course, Paul notes that he willingly did not use his "right" to "reap a material harvest" from those among whom he'd "sown spiritual seed" — he did this "rather than hinder the gospel of Christ."

    We can debate here whether the $3.45 is hindering the gospel of Christ. But I'm going to assume that you're already familiar with that Gospel, and probably also able to pay the cost to hear it. If, upon paying the cost, you find that it truly is a great podcast that your unbelieving friends should hear (but would not pay for themselves), why not help spread the gospel and support this man's work by buying them a copy of the podcast?

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/stadler stadler

    C'mon, Jay, if you're going to quote that verse, at least read it in context. First of all, it seems clear to me that the word "freely" does not refer to cost, but to abundance. That is: do not be stingy in spreading the gospel or in performing works that point to it.

    But more importantly, in that same instruction, Jesus tells the disciples not to take their own provisions. Why? "The worker is worth his keep." Those who would hear the message would pay for those preaching it. Or at least some of them would. Paul has a similar message in 1 Cor. 9 and 1 Tim. 5.

    Of course, Paul notes that he willingly did not use his "right" to "reap a material harvest" from those among whom he'd "sown spiritual seed" — he did this "rather than hinder the gospel of Christ."

    We can debate here whether the $3.45 is hindering the gospel of Christ. But I'm going to assume that you're already familiar with that Gospel, and probably also able to pay the cost to hear it. If, upon paying the cost, you find that it truly is a great podcast that your unbelieving friends should hear (but would not pay for themselves), why not help spread the gospel and support this man's work by buying them a copy of the podcast?

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/fws fws

    your $3.95 invested here goes DIRECTLY to the work of the Holy Gospel. it will do more to change hearts and lives than any money you send to some political action commitee somewhere.

    not that you should NOT send your money to political groups. you probably should. but the message of Jesus is a beautiful thing worth so much.

    pat , thanks for the hours and hours and hours you spend doing what you are doing. I hope that eventually you can make some money from this effort as well and feel good doing so.

    what a wierd philisophy to think it is OK for rock stars and professors to make a good living, but someone passionate for the gospel should exist on air…..

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/fws fws

    your $3.95 invested here goes DIRECTLY to the work of the Holy Gospel. it will do more to change hearts and lives than any money you send to some political action commitee somewhere.

    not that you should NOT send your money to political groups. you probably should. but the message of Jesus is a beautiful thing worth so much.

    pat , thanks for the hours and hours and hours you spend doing what you are doing. I hope that eventually you can make some money from this effort as well and feel good doing so.

    what a wierd philisophy to think it is OK for rock stars and professors to make a good living, but someone passionate for the gospel should exist on air…..

  • http://www.HempelStudios.com Sarah in Exile

    I just finished listening to it. Four bucks is a small price to pay for such a powerful message. I would've spent it on an over-priced coffee drink to be sure. This message is very powerful, but it is not aimed at those broken by the church per se. It is more aimed at those still in the church who are sharing the Gospel with those who are broken. We cannot hear the Gospel enough. It is so unbelievable that Christ did it all and we didn't and cannot. As many times and I've heard and believed, it's still such a shocking and totally unbelievable message. Seriously? Just Him? Nothing else? Yup. Wow. We'll never hear it enough!!!!!

  • http://www.HempelStudios.com Sarah in Exile

    I just finished listening to it. Four bucks is a small price to pay for such a powerful message. I would've spent it on an over-priced coffee drink to be sure. This message is very powerful, but it is not aimed at those broken by the church per se. It is more aimed at those still in the church who are sharing the Gospel with those who are broken. We cannot hear the Gospel enough. It is so unbelievable that Christ did it all and we didn't and cannot. As many times and I've heard and believed, it's still such a shocking and totally unbelievable message. Seriously? Just Him? Nothing else? Yup. Wow. We'll never hear it enough!!!!!

  • Booklover

    "For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the corn. And, The laborer is worthy of his hire." 1 Timothy 5:18

    The gospel is priceless. He should charge more so that people know how valuable it is. :-)

  • Booklover

    "For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the corn. And, The laborer is worthy of his hire." 1 Timothy 5:18

    The gospel is priceless. He should charge more so that people know how valuable it is. :-)

  • Booklover

    Preach it, Sister!!

  • Booklover

    Preach it, Sister!!

  • LAJ

    Patrick

    Is it possible to get this lecture in print? If I download it to my computer, do I have to have an MP3 player to listen to it? I'm technologically challenged!

  • LAJ

    Patrick

    Is it possible to get this lecture in print? If I download it to my computer, do I have to have an MP3 player to listen to it? I'm technologically challenged!

  • http://www.geneveith.com Veith

    Yes, it is available in print. You can go to the site and download it as a PDF file.

  • http://www.geneveith.com Veith

    Yes, it is available in print. You can go to the site and download it as a PDF file.

  • http://www.newreformationpress.com Patrick Kyle

    LAJ,

    You can download the software to play MP3s for free, just google it. We also offer a PDF (text version) for $2.45 if you would rather read it.

  • http://www.newreformationpress.com Patrick Kyle

    LAJ,

    You can download the software to play MP3s for free, just google it. We also offer a PDF (text version) for $2.45 if you would rather read it.

  • LAJ

    Thank you for responding. I would like the PDF version. How do I find it? I looked all the way through the NRP on-line catalog and didn't see it.

  • LAJ

    Thank you for responding. I would like the PDF version. How do I find it? I looked all the way through the NRP on-line catalog and didn't see it.


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