Gospel Contextualization

Few Thoughts on Church Planting

Few Thoughts on Church Planting


1. A Church plant, not a Church Start-up. A few weeks ago, I posted about the need for planting a mother church in West Tokyo, Shimokitazawa district.   On this post, I’d like to highlight a few things that came to my mind as part of that post. We want to be more than a […]

Planting a Mother Church

Planting a Mother Church


This video was posted by George Thomas CBN News.  This video helps explains why we’re church planting in Tokyo. Planting a Mother Church in Shimokitazawa (subculture in Tokyo) In order for Japan to be considered reached by the Gospel, we need the Gospel within the reach of every person.  To achieve that goal, we need 1 church […]

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 […]

Kintsukuroi: God’s Grace in Our Brokenness!

Kintsukuroi: God’s Grace in Our Brokenness!


I have a fond memory of my Grandma, who taught the Word of God well at home.  Most of the scriptures that I know today came from Grandma’s family prayer meetings.  Grandma, after fighting Cancer for a little over a year, passed away on Monday, August 2009 at 8:05 a.m [Indian Standard Time].   Despite her […]

Few Thoughts on Evangelism With J.I Packer

Few Thoughts on Evangelism With J.I Packer


As Easter is gradually approaching, I’m getting ready to preach at our outreach.  This will be the first Easter service for most of our non-Christian friends.  It is exciting, as we will have our first praise band!   Having said this, I’d like to point you to Packer on how our theology can grow “abstract and […]

Why Super Bowls Are Always More Exciting Than Church Celebrations (Like Easter)

Why Super Bowls Are Always More Exciting Than Church Celebrations (Like Easter)


I used to be a captain for a sub-junior soccer team in school.  So, I’m not against sports.  And my wife is from Uruguay, where people would even go so far as to kill each other for loosing in a soccer game.   But when someone gets saved and baptized, how many of us truly […]