Archive Tag: culture

Biblical Unity

How is true biblical unity possible? Mura-hachibu was a practice in Edo Japan of ostracizing any family or individual who did not comply with village

Cultural Humility in Healthcare

Sopheak’s a 12-year old girl with end-stage congestive heart failure due to rheumatic heart disease. She’s been on pressors in the intensive care unit. Our hope is to

Am I Useful Yet?

One day a week, I take a subway and a bus to the other side of Sapporo and meet my kimono sensei’s husband at the

Japan Prayer Fuel December 2022

With tourists in Japan once again and large events being held, this December feels like the first  “almost normal” December since COVID began. In the

Anti-cheating hats

A university professor in Thailand decided to reduce cheating in her class by requiring all students to wear “anti-cheating hats”, affectionately called “blinkers”. An engineering

Transactional Giving

There’s a Japanese picture book about Mrs Fox who moves in next door to Mrs Racoon. Mrs Fox introduces herself to Mrs Racoon, and gives

Japan Prayer Fuel September 2022

There’s lots going on in Japan right now… On 7th September Japan will drop the requirement for a pre-arrival PCR test for those who are

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