Pray for Japan: Religion

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

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