Daily Life

Taming your inbox

November 16, 2017 JAPAN HARVEST 0

Email has been around since the ‘70s. At first, its use was limited to the military and other professionals, but today billions of users send billions of emails every day. I have more email accounts […]

Daily Life

Protecting the privacy of others

November 10, 2017 JAPAN HARVEST 0

I’ve gotten myself in trouble a couple of times by not respecting people’s privacy online. On social media and even in emails it’s easy to make mistakes we later deeply regret. Have you considered how […]

Evangelism

God speaks through stories

October 10, 2017 JAPAN HARVEST 0

When was the last time you heard a good story? For me, it was probably a powerful missionary biography I have just finished reading. I’ve been influenced by many missionary biographies and love hearing the […]

Spiritual Life

Unaware of my assumptions

October 9, 2017 JAPAN HARVEST 0

When I first came to Japan I often felt like I was dancing in front of a crowd, but didn’t know my partner and couldn’t hear the music. I thought I knew what I was […]

Daily Life

Gift-giving in Japan

September 19, 2017 JAPAN HARVEST 0

As a child, I had heard tales of Hudson Taylor “going native” by wearing Chinese clothes and even a pigtail. That brings up an important question: how much should we as missionaries comply with the […]

Modern Tech

There’s an app for that

September 13, 2017 JAPAN HARVEST 0

I remember when our family got its first portable phone: it was like carrying a brick around in a purse. The phone also only had one function—to make calls. This came in handy, though, if […]