Bishop Michael Rinehart

Lent 2A: Born Anew

By Henry Ossawa Tanner –, Public Domain, Lent 2A – March 5, 2023 Genesis 12:1-4a – God calls Abram at 75 to leave his country and kindred. “I will bless you to be a blessing.”Psalm 121 – I lift my eyes to the hills. My... Continue Reading →

Hood to Coast 1992

Half a lifetime ago I and some friends ran the nearly 200-mile Hood to Coast Relay, August 28-29, 1992. Seminary buddy Gary Sandberg (now Senior Pastor at Bethany Lutheran Church in Denver) and I also ran three marathons together. Peter... Continue Reading →

Grateful for Ecumenical and Inter-religious Partners

A bishop, a priest, and an imam walk into a bar… Today, Cardinal DiNardo (center), Father Mark Hebert (right), General Presbyter Lynn Hargrove (right), and I met to welcome Methodist Bishop Cynthia Harvey (left) to Houston. No stranger to Houston,... Continue Reading →

Memorial First Lutherterian

I am privileged to be preaching at Mem1 in Texas City this morning. Mem1 is a Lutherterian congregation that began when First Presbyterian Church in Texas City began renting space from Memorial Lutheran Church in Texas City. Their friendship grew,... Continue Reading →

Woods and Oceans

“The woods call to us with a hundred voices, but the sea has one only — a mighty voice that drowns our souls in its majestic music. The woods are human, but the sea is of the company of the... Continue Reading →

World Interfaith Harmony Week

Candlemas, February 2, 2023 We had interfaith conversations today at First Galveston. Among them a good number of Lutherans: Carlos Peña, Richard Rhoades, Sergio Rodriguez, Rachel McWhirter, Duane Larson, Chon Pugh, Anthony Griffazi, Natalie Allen, and others from First. Here... Continue Reading →

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