By Chase Smith
In the February 2012 issue of The Lutheran magazine, Bishop Mike Rinehart of the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America contributed an article that ruffled a few feathers. Bishop Rinehart opens up the piece, entitled “Insiders and Outsiders,” with these words:
Here's my hunch. Everything for me rises or falls on this bet. I'm putting all my eggs in this basket: The turnaround of mainline churches will happen when we in those …
Here's a very brief overview of church history, engagingly presented by Dr. Patrick Keifert, that focuses on missional church issues.