THE POWER OF THE GOSPEL IS ROOTED IN FREEDOM. NOT MERELY FREEDOM FROM, BUT FREEDOM TO.
WELCOME TO OUR MOVEMENT.
A MESSAGE FROM DR. ROD ROSENBLADT
“A healthy conversation is the exchange of thoughts and ideas; is open and honest; it has a genuine interest in the perspective and knowledge of the other person; and for us it includes taking time to consider the unique ways that faith in Christ offers a response to honest questions. I hope that you will be encouraged by how “our conversations” are moving and growing. My heart has always been sensitive to the needs of people – especially those who feel broken by their previous church experiences. Your prayers, your support, and your encouragement keep me, and all of us going. Your prayerful consideration and giving will carry us forward into the years ahead.
Dr. Rod Rosenbladt
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Speakers Bureau Coordinator
Producer, The Thinking Fellows Podcast
Dan van Voorhis
Director of League of Faithful Masks | 1517 Scholar-in-Residence and Director of Curriculum Development
Dr. Mark E. Struck
President | Director of Branding, Vision, & Web Operations
Director of Publishing
Director of Constituent Relations
Executive Producer, You Are Forgiven Radio
James A. Lowe, Chair
Pastor Ron Hodel
Pastor Paul Koch
Kurt Winrich, Treasurer
PO Box 54032
Irvine, CA 92619-4032
THE THINKING FELLOWSHIP
Imagine a group of people who represent unity in diversity. Uncommon. Offbeat. Ninja smart. Yet strangely salt-of-the-earth. Say hello to the Thinking Fellowship. We’ve asked this motley crew of thinkers to gather, consider, and diffuse ideas, which have the power to reform.
Rick RitchieTeacher / Author
Rick Ritchie resides in Southern California and is a graduate of Christ College Irvine and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has contributed to the books Christ the Lord: The Reformation and the Lordship Controversy, Let Christ be Christ, and Theologia and Apologia.
Dr. Adam FranciscoTeacher / Leader
Dr. Adam Francisco is Professor of History and Political Thought at Concordia University Irvine. He earned his D.Phil. from the University of Oxford, England in 2006.
Dr. Daniel van VoorhisTeacher & Author / Leader
Dr. van Voorhis is an Associate Professor and Chair of History and Political Thought at Concordia University in Irvine. He is also the co-host of the “Virtue in the Wasteland” podcast available weekly via iTunes and at virtueinthewasteland.com.
Dr. Daniel DeenTeacher & Author / Leader
Dr. Daniel Deen is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Concordia University Irvine. He earned his Ph.D. from Florida State University addressing questions at the intersection of science and religion.
Dr. Scott KeithTeacher & Author / Leader
Dr. Scott Keith earned his PhD in Historical Theology in 2015, and is the Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Adjunct Professor of Theology at Concordia University Irvine.
Dr. Jeff MallinsonTeacher & Author / Leader
Dr. Jeff Mallinson is Associate Professor of Theology and Philosophy at Concordia University and Director of the League of Faithful Masks, through which he co-hosts the Virtue in the Wasteland Podcast. He earned his D.Phil. from the University of Oxford. His book, several chapter contributions, and articles reflect his interest in the intersections of Reformation thought, philosophy of religion, and culture.
Dr. Rod RosenbladtTeacher & Author / Leader
Dr. Rod Rosenbladt (Ph.D., University of Strasbourg), now retired, was a professor of theology at Concordia University in Irvine, California for over 30 years, and has contributed to numerous books and recorded presentations. He is also an ordained minister in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS).