5 days ’till my launch I consider how much I will need to unlearn in order to learn new things. It’s St. Patrick’s day and in just a few weeks I’ll be in Ireland on a Celtic Pilgrimage learning about this saint!
On December 15, 2015, I was soaring across the Arizona desert at 40,000 feet. There’s something about being high up in the atmosphere in between my place of departure and destination that clears my thoughts and makes me feel a little closer to the heart of God. I had just said goodbye to a handful … More The Story behind my Europe Voyage
(This post has been churning within me for a couple years now. As we pry apart the crusty shell, I hope we’ll find a pearl…) When I moved to Honolulu a couple of years ago, my roommate kindly gave me her bicycle. As an independent-minded person, I much preferred cycling to riding the bus to … More Amphibious Cycling
Most evangelical Christians would say Jesus came to die so that we can be reconciled to God and be with him forever in heaven. Right? Yes, and there’s more! The gospel’s good news is that individuals, communities, and nations who were once enemies can be reconciled. … More the gospel of reconciliation
Last week I spent a few days visiting a friend in Atlanta, GA. A most delightful discovery I made was to learn that Martin Luther King Jr is from this city! I made it a point take time to learn what made this man so great that he is memorialized all across the country by … More MLK: A Tale of Two Churches
I slipped into the passenger seat of a 2014 Lincoln and greeted my Lyft driver, an African American man about my age. During my brief stay in Atlanta, GA, I’d been inspired to learn about the Nobel Prize winner whose name and legacy is memorialized all over his home city. Today I was headed to … More Erasing Racism
Manami Tokumoto, one of my talented friends in the International Student Ministry (ISM) which I lead in Honolulu, HI, made this video for her film class. Her assignment was to do a documentary about someone’s passion. It’s easy for me to talk about my love for cultures which ultimately comes from God’s heart for people … More VIDEO: My love for cultures
I picture a small island with many people living happily. Suddenly it splits in half, then again in quarters. People are violent and shaking, clinging to one another as the water divides the sand and the quarters continue to fragment. The earth quakes and splits in countless spasms. Before long, only 3 people can share … More Christian politics — Who has my vote?
I’m back after an unplanned 6 month hiatus. Why was I gone so long? I’m not sure… sometimes the journey of crossing oceans and bridging cultures is too raw to put in writing for the world to see. Other times I’m journeying alongside someone else’s story that is simply not mine to tell and I … More I planted a tree.
Aloha friends, I write you from the land of the eternal 75 degrees, beautiful with all it’s bright sunny days, colorful tropical plants, and bird songs. Where fruit hangs low on trees, dropping coconuts, mangoes, guava, pamelo, and papaya upon us. It is a beautiful land where tourists flock to taste and consume its many … More Getting kicked out of our home…