Leading Japanese people to the wellspring

While reading the story of Jesus pursuing the Samaritan woman at the well in John 4 recently, I was struck by the similarities between her and Japanese people. She puts up labels to distance herself […]

New Voices

Open our hearts

It is now our fifth month in Japan, and the winter days are getting colder and grayer. Sparkling lights and bright holiday displays abound, and yet I am less appreciative of these decorations than before […]


Never stop learning

After learning Japanese and being immersed in the culture for many years, you will probably reach a stage where you feel more or less comfortable with your language proficiency and knowledge of the culture. While […]


Prayer accompanied by action

In our church, we have a prayer room just for young people. I had heard about an ongoing prayer chain in European countries called 24-7 Prayer (www.24-7prayer.com). On one island with a lot of crime, […]


Dare we risk healing prayer?

Have you ever felt uncomfortable reading the book of Acts? Or felt that the first Christians in Acts set the bar a little too high? Did Jesus really mean what he said in Mark 16, […]

Member Care

We can’t do it all

Roger Bannister died earlier this year. Don’t know who Roger Bannister was? On May 6, 1954, he broke the four-minute mile, achieving a feat thought to be virtually impossible. Today, Hicham El Guerrouj, retired runner […]