Tempo Newsletter


July 2020

July 2020

June was a month where our nation was rocked by racial tension and anti-racist protests in the wake of the shooting of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, in Minnesota. As people filled the...


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June 2020

June 2020

When the pandemic started, there was a debate between pastors and bishops about whether or not communion could be done online over the internet or whether people had to be in person to make...


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May 2020

May 2020

When the Apostle Paul began to spread the good news on his missionary journeys, there were no buildings with steeples and crosses beckoning believers to come inside. There were no fellowship halls or Sunday...


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April 2020

April 2020

We are living in a strange moment in time. We are aware that there is an invisible threat called the coronavirus, but most of us who are still healthy do not yet feel personally...


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March 2020

March 2020

I was convinced again of the importance of becoming a Reconciling in Christ congregation as I heard one of our new members give a testimony during a message he shared at Holy Trinity last...


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February 2020

February 2020

I am not sure if St. Paul would have been a big fan of Valentine’s Day. As February 14 looms ahead and stores are stocking up on heart-shaped cards and candy, the focus is...


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January 2020

January 2020

The Village of Janga was a very different place than the rural town in Montana where I had grown up. People were still living in ways that they had probably lived for thousands of...


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December 2019

December 2019

One of the main themes of the Advent season in the Christian tradition is waiting. I think a reason for this is because one of the main characters in the Christmas story is a...


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November 2019

November 2019

Modern day economic theory assumes that resources are scarce. This means people will inevitably compete for those resources, which sets up cycles of supply and demand. The problem with this mindset of scarcity is...


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October 2019

October 2019

Over the next few months you are going to be hearing more about the “RIC Process.” RIC stands for “Reconciled in Christ.” It is a program within our ELCA Lutheran church whose purpose is...


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