熊野古道 Kumano Kodō, Faith in Nature and The Mythic Return
Bombing Ourselves: Nagasaki on the 75th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombing
On the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, the Christian faith in America is examined through the lens of the Catholic Church that was bombed 500 ft. from the hypocenter.
Love Thy Enemy: Meeting Atomic Bomb Survivors in Nagasaki and Hiroshima
With 88-year-old Hibakusha Mr. Inousuke Hayasaki in the Nagasaki Peace Park. I imagine my mother turning over in her grave at the thought of me socializing with Hibakushas, atomic bomb survivors, while living in Japan. They were after all, the mortal enemy in her mind, they killed my Dutch grandfather and imprisoned my father during … Continue reading Love Thy Enemy: Meeting Atomic Bomb Survivors in Nagasaki and Hiroshima
Japan’s Reverence for the Human Body Evidenced in Public Sculptures
One of the most refreshing things about Japan I find is that there is an exaltation of the human body and it can be seen in public sculptures all across Japan.