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About michaelrinehart

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

Christmas Eve/Day – December 24/25, 2014

December 24/25, 2011 Set I Isaiah 9:2-7 – For unto us a child is born, a son is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulder Psalm 96 – Sing to the Lord a new song… for he will judge the … Continue reading

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The country that incarcerates the highest percentage of its population

200,000 people are now in federal prison. Over half of them are there on nonviolent drug charges. #In sane

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Palestine 1898-1914 under Ottoman rule

http://ilmfeed.com/70-photos-ottoman-palestine/

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Guantanamo

Gitmo inmate: My treatment shames U.S. flag http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/11/opinion/guantanamo-inmate-naji/index.html

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Torture

The CIA warned that release of the report on torture yesterday (December 9, 2014) would lead to a violent response. Yesterday security was beefed up at embassies around the world. And… nada. “I know from personal experience that abuse of … Continue reading

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December 21, 2014 is Advent 4B

2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 – David’s house is built, and now he wants to move God from the tent (wilderness tabernacle) to a house (temple). Luke 1:47-55 – The Magnificat. Mary’s song. My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit … Continue reading

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After Zion I stopped at the Burton Train Station to see St. Paul Rehburg folks at “Christmas at the Depot”

I got to meet Willhelm Friedrich, who was baptized last week, the seventh generation of his family to be baptized at St. Paul. The St. Paul folks are raising money for their kids to go to the ELCA youth gathering … Continue reading

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