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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...

Gushers & Assimilation

Gushers & Assimilation

You look at the table during snack time at the many different snacks all around you. Your mom of course packed you your favorite crustacean flavored chips.  As each of the snacks are taken out, goldfish crackers, fruit by the foot, and a wide assortment of treats from...

Flesh vs. Spirit

Flesh vs. Spirit

There is a cage match going on between the two realities of humanity – the flesh and the Spirit. Join us this week as we start to unpack this dilemma in our two part...

Immutability of God

Immutability of God

God, in all his wonder and glory, shows us his character through Scripture.  Many of the attributes of his character are communicable, meaning we as humans can share in those attributes. God is love, and we are capable of love. God is wise, and we (on our better days)...

No Condemnation!

No Condemnation!

There are Bible verses that sometimes sound trite if quoted out of context, or if you see them on a t-shirt of coffee mug. But, we can never be tired of seeing today’s...

Omnipotence of God

Omnipotence of God

In our culture we have a high interest in power.  This is illustrated in our movie story lines through Marvel characters of Captain America, Iron man, Captain Marvel and the Eternals.  We also see this in how we herald those who have demonstrated dominance in sports,...