Bishop Michael Rinehart



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

Social Bubbles and the Church

Social Bubbles Bishop Michael Rinehart There are literally hundreds of articles on social bubbles out there right now. Check out Google.  The NBA has successfully employed them, as has Tyler Perry with his production crew.  There has been a lot... Continue Reading →

CAR Sunday: Transforming the Colonial Face of Global Mission

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Central African Republic (L’Église Évangélique Luthérienne de la République Centrafricaine) is one of our two global companion synods, here in the Gulf Coast Synod. (The other is Peru.) Many of our congregations are setting... Continue Reading →


Listen to the podcast by Bishop Michael Rinehart. October 18, 2020 is Pentecost 20A, Proper 24A/Ordinary 30A Exodus 33:12-23 - Moses asks to see God’s glory. God says, “You cannot see my face,” but allows Moses to see his backside.ORIsaiah 45:1-7... Continue Reading →


Listen to the podcast by Bishop Michael Rinehart. October 11, 2020 is Pentecost 19A/Proper 23A/Ordinary 26A Exodus 32:1-14 – The Hebrew people create a golden calf to worship while Moses is receiving the law and commandments from God on Mt. Sinai.... Continue Reading →


Listen to the podcast by Bishop Michael Rinehart. October 4, 2020 is Pentecost 18A/Proper 22A/Ordinary 28A Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20 – The Ten CommandmentsORIsaiah 5:1-7 – My beloved had a vineyard on a very fertile hill. He dug it and cleared it of stones,... Continue Reading →


Listen to the podcast by Bishop Michael Rinehart. September 27, 2020 is Pentecost 17A/Proper 21A/Ordinary 27A  Exodus 17:1-7 – The people quarrel with Moses: Why did you bring us out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and livestock with thirst?”... Continue Reading →


Listen to the podcast by Bishop Michael Rinehart. September 20, 2020 is Pentecost 16A/Proper 20A/Ordinary 26A Exodus 16:2-15 – The Israelites complain against Moses. They receive manna and quail.ORJonah 3:10 – 4:11 – Nineveh repents and YHWH changes his mind. Jonah gets angry.... Continue Reading →

Coronavirus and the Church

Covid-19 is not going to kill you. Its true. Maybe half of us will get infected. Half will not. Of those who do get infected, 97% will recover. But even those who die, will not die because of the virus.... Continue Reading →

Labor Day: Advances in Labor Rights

Labor Day means barbecue for many of us, but it is a day to give thanks for the dignity of labor, and to remember the rights of workers, who historically have been exploited by management and owners. If we’ve learned... Continue Reading →

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