Gospel-centered humility

The Humility Of Christ And The Unity Of The Church

The Humility Of Christ And The Unity Of The Church


Sermon on Philippians 2: 1-11 [New Jersey, 27th Dec. 2015]

Few Thoughts on Church Planting –Part 2

Few Thoughts on Church Planting –Part 2


Earlier I posted a “Few Thoughts on Church Planting.”  This is part two follow up of that post. _____________________________________________________________ Church Planting in one of the World’s most expensive cities (like Tokyo) requires: Faith. I found a great quote by the missionary George Muller, who had faith in God’s ability to provide for the orphans he […]

Gospel Recovery: The Pharisee’s Journey in The Gospel of Grace.

Gospel Recovery: The Pharisee’s Journey in The Gospel of Grace.


Just recently, my ministry responsibilities suddenly increased.  And for this reason, I have not been able to blog as much as I wanted to.  I now write primarily for Living Life (Journal of Spiritual Formation), and I contribute to our organization’s blog (Vision Nationals) from time to time–which has cut down my blogging time.  For […]

Trusting God in The Harvest Field When Dying is Gain!

Trusting God in The Harvest Field When Dying is Gain!


It has been more than a year since this post was first published (February 2013).  After some revisions and updates, I thought I would republish it here for two reasons: First, I’d like to give thanks to God publicly for being so faithful in providing not only our needs, but the needs of the ministry.  […]

Oscar Muriu: On Humble Incarnational Ministry!

Oscar Muriu: On Humble Incarnational Ministry!


Urbana, as you may have already heard, is “the largest student missions conference in the world, Urbana is a catalytic event held every three years, bringing together a diverse mix of students, alumni, missions practitioners and church leaders.  The 24th Urbana takes place December 27-31, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri.”  Urbana 09 is where, my Church […]

The Tragic Cost of Non-Discipleship { The Cost of Nominal Christianity}

The Tragic Cost of Non-Discipleship { The Cost of Nominal Christianity}


Last year, David Platt was here in Japan with Francis Chan.  My wife and I had the wonderful privilege of meeting with him over a bowl of Japanese Ramen noodle in a small local restaurant across the street where they were going to speak.  He recently became the President of International Mission Board for the […]

A Hole in Our Leadership and Gospel Hope!

A Hole in Our Leadership and Gospel Hope!


As I woke up this morning, several thoughts ran through my head that I felt compelled to share (in light of the recent ministry course I took here in Tokyo).  This is part 2, following my previous post on Effective Elderships: Fostering Clear Roles, Healthy Function, and Strong Leadership. ______________________________________________________________________ “Keep a close watch on […]