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About michaelrinehart

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

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Wayne Clement’s Ordination at Memorial, Texas City

It was standing room only as worship began.

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November 2, 2014 is All Saints

November 3, 2013,  November 4, 2012 ALL SAINTS RITE: November 6, 2011, November 1, 2010, November 1, 2009 (or Pentecost 21A, below) Revelation 7:9-17 – John’s apocalyptic vision of white-robed martyrs standing before the throne and the Lamb, along with the angels, the elders and … Continue reading

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Peace Pasadena

Hey Peace friends, couldn’t get the video to upload! Here are some photos:

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Luther on faith and works

“Thus it is impossible to separate works from faith, quite as impossible as to separate heat and light from fire.” — Martin Luther (LW 35:371)

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A spirituality of the cross

The spirituality of nature is natural. The spirituality of stress-free happiness can be euphoric. I have experienced it. It is insufficient. The difference between nature spirituality and Christian spirituality is the cross. The cross draws us to the powerless and … Continue reading

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What is it with orphans?

Is there something profoundly formation all about losing ones parents, whether early or late? Why are so many significant people in history orphans? Aristotle Moses Muhammad St. Nicolas Nelson Mandela Malcolm X John Keats Edgar Allen Poe J. R. R. … Continue reading

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