Last weekend at Karis Church we celebrated Racial…

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…

Pray For Japan: Aging Society

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

Gospel Inversion: Japanese Memorial Rites and the Great Exchange

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