Find Out if You’re Headed Towards Burnout – Assessment Tool

Since the beginning of this year, my schedule has been filled to the brim.  The work in front of me with immediate needs seemed more important than taking the time to take care of myself; so the first thing that went out the door was my self-care. Who has the time to exercise, eat right, […]

Leaving Noah’s Ark

Some of our readers know that the building we moved into shortly after coming to Japan was called “Noah’s Ark.” Over the time we’ve resided in Noah’s Ark, I’ve taken an interest in the story of Noah, and we’ve seen some fun parallels between the biblical story and our own lives.

There’s no secret to fruitfulness. It’s about obedience.

Erich recently wrote about simple church, and I would like to share more about it since I feel like I’m finally getting it. I have been seeing so much outward fruit recently, and some people ask, “what did you do that made a difference? What’s the secret?

What we’ve learned from 18 months of simple church

In September 2015, Emi and I started out on a journey with a few close friends that has completely transformed how we look at church and Christian community. We’re still in the midst of it, so I can’t claim to be an expert on any of it, but I really want to share some of the things we’ve learned along the way and from watching other similar groups grow.

The LA Chapter

But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31) Finishing the School Eight months sounded like forever, but here I am already, at the end of counseling internship in LA. […]

Why language learning is missions OR: Why I stopped waiting for the gift of tongues and just started studying the language

For those Americans who have had the experience of studying Japanese (or any foreign language), they can understand that is no easy task. Some would go so far to say that among the world’s most commonly spoken languages, there are no two tongues so different in grammar, form and use than English and Japanese. With […]