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About michaelrinehart

Bishop of the Texas Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod, of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Ronald Reagan’s Executive Order on Immigration

Here is Reagan’s statement, July 30, 1981: Our nation is a nation of immigrants. More than any other country, our strength comes from our own immigrant heritage and our capacity to welcome those from other lands. No free and prosperous … Continue reading

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Peace Pasadena

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Where Luther Got It Wrong: The Peasants’ Revolt

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Campus Ministry

Just read through these fun stories of Lutheran Campus Ministry graduates! Thanks Pastor Mindy Roll, Brazos Valley Campus Ministry. Paul Westbrook – Lutheran Volunteer Corps, 2012 Graduate of Texas A&M Following four years with Treehouse and graduation from Texas A&M, … Continue reading

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ELCA Bishops’ Statement on Immigration Announcement

As people of faith and leaders of the church, we support public policy that protects children, reunites families, and cares for the most vulnerable, regardless of their place of birth.    The treatment of immigrants is a core religious value. To welcome … Continue reading

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December 7, 2014 is Advent 2B

December 4, 2011 Isaiah 40:1-11 – Comfort, comfort ye my people… Every valley… Thou who tellest good tidings to Zion… He shall feed his flock…
 Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13
 - Surely his salvation is at hand for those who fear him that his glory … Continue reading

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New Car

Average cost of a new car: $32,160 Average new car loan: $27,430 Average used car loan: $17,974 Average new car payment: $471 Average used car payment: $352 20% of new car loans are six-year loans. Source: CNBC and Experian Automotive … Continue reading

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