Bishop Michael Rinehart

Blessed are Those Who Mourn | All Saints

Listen to the podcast by Bishop Michael Rinehart.               November 1, 2020 is All Saints A ALL SAINTS RITE Revelation 7:9-17 – John’s apocalyptic vision of white-robed martyrs standing before the throne and the Lamb,... Continue Reading →

St. John Rutersville’s 125th

St. John Lutheran Church of Rutersville, Texas (a few miles to the northeast of La Grange, along Texas 237) was founded October 6, 1895. In October of 2020, we are marking 125 years. St. John Rutersville is part of a... Continue Reading →

Truth to Freedom

Listen to the podcast by Bishop Michael Rinehart. October 25, 2020 – REFORMATION SUNDAY Jeremiah 31:31-34 – The days are coming when I will make a new covenant with Israel and Judah: law on their hearts. Psalm 46 – The... Continue Reading →

Columbus, Cortés and the Development of Latin@ Popular Religion

I’ve been learning about Latin@ faith and spirituality this month, through a class taught by Dr. Carmen Nanko-Fernández, and through a host of readings, some of which I will mention in this post, and others I will list at the... Continue Reading →


The Gulf Coast Synod Council has been having conversations about reparations. I’ve encouraged this, and am in favor. Here are some questions with which we’ve been grappling. What are reparations from a Christian standpoint? It’s “bearing fruit worthy of repentance.”... Continue Reading →

The Ordination of Stephanie Stark

September 27, 2020 St. Martin's Lutheran Church Sugar Land, Texas

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