Bishop Michael Rinehart

Time for a New Call?

A Barna article making the rounds on social media claims 38% of pastors in 2021 claim to have considered quitting full time ministry. Even more poignantly, Barna says a full 51% of mainline pastors have considered quitting. Am I surprised?... Continue Reading →

Lectionary Blog Posts

Dear friends and colleagues, I have decided to retire the weekly blog post on the lectionary texts. We took a pause last summer during the pandemic. This fall, I had the strong feeling it was a good time to pivot,... Continue Reading →

Salem Houston is moving

Hurricane Harvey dealt Salem Lutheran Church’s building a blow from which they haven’t recovered. This year they voted to sell their very valuable property in Southwest Houston and share space with Grace Episcopal Church just up the road. Today was... Continue Reading →

The Installation of Pastor David Bauser

Lord of Life Lutheran Church, The Woodlands, Texas November 14, 2021 Pastor Jay Shailer (left) is the new pastor at Joyful Life, Magnolia. He is soon to be installed. Bishop’s Associate Tracey Breashears Schultz preached. Pastor Beth Warpmaeker, Dean of... Continue Reading →

The Inauguration of Kristen Johnston Largen, Ph.D. as President of Wartburg Theological Seminary

Back at the Castle again. Students had dressed Luther up with cope and miter for the event. I won’t win any awards for these photos, but they give a glimpse of the event. As others share their photos with me... Continue Reading →

We celebrate with the Lutheran Church of Peru the ordination of Ana María Jara and Jorge Mateo!

To watch a video of the ordination on Facebook, click here:

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