Priests & Artists
June 1, 2019
According to Updike’s famous maxim, what can be further removed from each other than “priest” and “artist”? Wait a minute! Isn’t that exactly what we are? We are living paradoxes!
Who Is A Missionary?
February 14, 2019
When you think about a missionary, serving God, what do you picture? Is it a seminary grad sailing to a foreign land or a pastor in a remote mountain village preaching the gospel to an unreached tribe?
New Year’s Greeting
February 1, 2019
Last month, I walked through the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo to see “Catastrophe and the Power of Art,” where I found the above words by Masako Takahashi. She launched ARTS for HOPE nine days after the trifold earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disasters in 2011 …
Turkey and the Kingdom of Heaven
November 22, 2018
Since I was little, I have always loved the smell of turkey cooking in the oven on Thanksgiving. At breakfast, I would ask my mom, “Can I have some turkey?” She would answer, “It’s not ready yet.” I would ask again at lunch time, “Can I have some turkey now?” Again she would respond, “It’s still not ready.” The smell of the turkey made me long for the turkey …