Articles, Books, and People

How We Started Live-Streaming Services 

Jonas DavisonTokyo, Japan

March 18, 2020

Three weeks ago our Tokyo church (Grace City) moved services online. The decision was made on Friday morning, so I had about 2 days to make it happen, with zero livestreaming experience. I spent hours on forums and YouTube tutorials trying to get things figured out, and texting with others who were also scrambling …


Be Still and Know That I Am God 

Roger W. LowtherTokyo, Japan

March 18, 2020

Heavy creaking in the ceiling above my head jolted my sleep-numbed mind into consciousness. My eyes flew open. What is that noise? Where am I? “Everybody out! This is a big one!” someone behind me yelled. That was all it took …


The Broken Leaf: Meditations on Art, Life, and Faith in Japan 

Roger W. LowtherTokyo, Japan

December 21, 2019

Roger W. Lowther’s first published book now available on Amazon in the US and Japan! See www.thebrokenleaf.com for details.


St. Francis of Assisi (1182-1226) 

Roger W. LowtherTokyo, Japan

December 20, 2019

St. Francis is famous for his great love for animals—Western art is full of images of him preaching to the birds—but did you know that he also created the first live nativity with real animals and people? In 1223 AD after returning from a trip to the Holy Land, he appealed to the senses of …


Seto Cat Festival 

Peter BakelaarNagoya, Japan

December 20, 2019

Shamisen Cat and Cat Hondana were displayed during the Seto Cat Festival October 4-6, 2019 to participate in the life of the community, engage traditional cultural issues, and introduce Studio Nani …