One of my favorite scenes in anime is, unsurprisingly, from my favorite series, Oregairu. In it, the stubborn loner, Hachiman Hikigaya, finally admits through tears in his eyes that what he really desires is something genuine out of his service club relationships. It’s not enough to just have superficial relationship with his beloved friends, nor… Read More Developing Christian Community: Come Join Our Small Group for Anime Fans
Hello again! A few weeks ago I was talking with one of the staff members about what I expected or didn’t expect about this DTS. The truth is, I didn’t really have any expectations. I had no idea what we would be doing. I can’t believe so few of the YWAMers I’ve met warned me… Read More Lynna’s Adventure in Japan: Part 2
This Saturday, June 22nd, I’ll be conducting our first session in our online, Haibane Renmei small group. For those unaware, everyone is invited to take part in these sessions, in which we’ll be discussing Christian themes in Haibane Renmei and hopefully building relationships through sharing. All you need is a Google+ account, webcam, microphone, and… Read More Haibane Renmei Small Group Syllabus
This summer, I’d like to try something very different from what we typically do. Ever since I read Daniel Cronquist’s monograph on Haibane Renmei, entitled “Set Apart,” I’ve imagined conducting a Bible study using that work as a guide. Japes, who has recently started an excellent aniblog, brought this closer to reality by mentioning his… Read More Let’s Video Chat! Haibane Renmei Online Small Group Beginning Soon!