Missional Lab: Church Insider, Church Outsider

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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 …