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Rhythm

Rhythm

Rhythm. As a musician, I hear rhythm everywhere I go. Rhythm is found as I practice songs for Sunday services on my guitar, the oscillating sound of the blinker in my car when I turn left or right, the song of the birds returning to sing in spring time, and even in...

Better Wine

Better Wine

You may know the first miracle Jesus performs publicly is at a wedding when he turns water into wine. What’s less talked about is why it matters today. The passage is John 2:1-12, and to really understand what it has to say, it’s helpful to first take an inventory on...

Sovereignty of God

Sovereignty of God

When I was growing up, there was a game released in 2000 called The Sims. The objective was to build a home and support a family. At the beginning, you first create your family. From there, your family is placed on a plot of land and as the player, you are to create...

The Dragon Boat Festival

The Dragon Boat Festival

Growing up Asian-American, I celebrated both American holidays and traditional Chinese holidays.  One of these Chinese holidays was Dragon Boat Festival (Duānwǔjié), which occurs in May or June, depending on the lunar year.  This was an interesting holiday to grow up...

God Through an Asian American Lens

God Through an Asian American Lens

We Should be Unified, Right? “So you’ll be working with Epic this school year!” My heart sank when I heard that - I was a first-year intern with Cru at the University of Minnesota and we were discussing assignments for which ministries we would be involved in besides...

Groaning for Glory

Groaning for Glory

Groaning. It is one of those onomatopoeia words – the word sounds like the thing. GROOAANNIINNG… It is seldom seen as a positive thing. If you were to groan in Ireland,...

The Asian American Identity

The Asian American Identity

Identity is something I have struggled with my entire life. I am a Japanese-American born in the United States to immigrant parents. My first language is not English and growing up I considered Japan my second home. I have had the opportunity to spend portions of...