It has been nearly a month since I came back from Kōzu-shima. Still, a day doesn’t go by in which I don’t think back to my two weeks there. The time I spent on the island was like a rich spiritual feast. And the thing about feasts is that they require some digesting. That is my excuse for why this post has been so long delayed: I have needed the time to think. My time on Kōzu-shima resulted in 80 pages of notes and I have been processing these notes since coming back, trying to distill the essence of what I learned on my pilgrimage.
Continue reading “Pilgrimage to Kōzu-shima: Part Two”
Here is the post I promised I would write on what I learned in my DTS lecture phase!
As you can tell by taking a look at the scroll bar, this is a bit of a long one. (My counter says I’ve got 3523 words!) So, for your navigating-ease, I have provided a table of contents below. You can click on the links in the table to jump to the different parts of the Continue reading “What I Learned in My DTS Lectures”
I remember in my DTS’ orientation week, one of the staff saying, “We are all more than worth the inconveniences that we cause each other.” I was recently reminded of this teaching when I came across the following quote in Aelred of Riveaux’s Spiritual Friendship: Continue reading “Aelred of Riveaux on the Value of Friendship”
Just a little more than a week ago, on Monday night, I graduated from YWAM Tokyo’s DTS.
Before I go any further telling you about my experiences in DTS, here’s some background information: YWAM (which stands for Youth With A Mission) is a global interdenominational mission organization centered around the purpose of knowing God and making Him known. This purpose mainly expresses itself in three areas of work—evangelism, mercy ministries, and training—and the Continue reading “My Experience in the YWAM Tokyo DTS”