Splash! It hit me like a jolt of electricity. I turned and saw the cup in her hand and realized this was my wake up call. Everything from the week had been building and culminated into a heated exchange that ended with me standing at the bottom the stairs drenched in water. Backseat driver After … Continue reading First Things
Karis Church just launched a new podcast this week and Drew was invited to be the first guest on the podcast. Listen to Drew share about Japan and why we feel called to take the gospel there.
Last weekend at Karis Church we celebrated Racial Reconciliation. We believe that racism is a growing problem in America and its a gospel issue. So we invited several ‘black’ churches to worship with us on Friday night. A leader from each church also preached on racism and the gospel. And on Sunday night we had … Continue reading Last weekend at Karis Church we celebrated Racial…
Japan faces some unique problems but perhaps the most unique is that of their aging population. With the culture becoming increasingly career focused and disinterested in family, many unique problems are coming to fruition. Nursing homes are crowded and have long waiting lists, schools are being shutdown from the lack of students, and any part … Continue reading Pray For Japan: Aging Society
The last few months have been crazy in the Rice household—from Laura getting a new job, to fundraising for the Japan trip, to working on my dissertation, things have been crazy on several levels. Busy times in life are critical moments to re-orient ourselves and recognize that for all our busyness, rushing, and self-importance, everything … Continue reading Gospel Inversion: Japanese Memorial Rites and the Great Exchange
This is a video we made back in 2010 that gives an overview of the need for the Gospel in Japan.