Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it." (Mark 10:15) "Do you really believe that something man-made could be a god? I think that's weird." I clearly remember saying this to my friend who called a statue of Buddha, a god; when I … Continue reading Living like a Child
The traditional religions of Japan, Buddhism and Shintoism, are often viewed as nothing more than just that, tradition. Many Japanese would say that they don’t truly believe in either religion but you might find them at a local temple praying before a big life event or in their homes offering food to their ancestors. To … Continue reading Pray for Japan: Religion
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
The Glossons spent their first full day in Japan visiting Kamakura. Here’s a quick video about it.