Author Archive: Eric Cai

2017 Japan VBS Trip: Final Reflections

2017 Japan VBS Trip: Final Reflections

Hi everyone! This is our final blog post! I feel like the whole trip in Japan has been kind of a blur – we’ve actually been back in the States now for about five days. (In fact, Megan, Jen, and Cindy served and participated in Lighthouse’s VBS too! True servants). So if Chris Wong doesn’t [...]   Continue Reading
  August 5, 2017
2017 Japan VBS Trip: Opportunities and Hope

2017 Japan VBS Trip: Opportunities and Hope

Hey all! I’m back! Actually, Megan’s been ghostwriting for me the whole time—I’ve just been taking the credit 🙂 No, but seriously, thank you, Megan! Also, a big thank you to pastoral intern, Chris Wong, for editing and publishing these posts. For one of the posts, I wanted to title the blog, ‘Nagoya, we out [...]   Continue Reading
  July 28, 2017
2017 Japan VBS Trip: Unified Worship and Gospel Conversations

2017 Japan VBS Trip: Unified Worship and Gospel Conversations

Hey everyone! Hope you’re all doing well! Lots has happened between when we touched down into Chubu/Nagoya International Airport (July 22) and today (July 26). So to catch you up to speed, I’m going to abbreviate the days and point out some specific highlights of each day. July 22 (Saturday) When we got our bags, [...]   Continue Reading
  July 26, 2017
2017 Japan VBS Trip: Settled and Prepared

2017 Japan VBS Trip: Settled and Prepared

Hi everyone! Pastor Eric here. I’ve been asked to chronicle our trip in Nagoya, Japan (pronounced NA-go-ya). The problem is, I’m already two days late on the blog, so that gives you an idea of what kind of blogger I am haha. I tried pawning it off to Daichi, but he had already started watching [...]   Continue Reading
  July 24, 2017
Eric’s Links: Assorted Topics!

Eric’s Links: Assorted Topics!

Hello church family! I hope you’re all doing well! My staff links today mainly consist of the things that caught my interest and attention as I peruse the Interweb. A Secular’s Opinion on ‘Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person’ As far as I’m aware, the author of this article is not a Christian. Nevertheless, […]

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  June 2, 2016
Eric’s Links: Marriage in Light of Eternity

Eric’s Links: Marriage in Light of Eternity

Hi there! This is actually Eric and Megan – we’re sort of co-writing this week’s Staff Links because we wanted to share some links that were helpful for us as we prepare to get married (in 11 days! Eek!) Amidst the mountains of planning, cake tasting, dress buying, seating chart arranging – we’ve been blessed to […]

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  January 26, 2016
Eric’s Links: Parenting Youth

Eric’s Links: Parenting Youth

Hello church family! As pastor of our youth student ministries, I’m always on the lookout for resources that I can use to encourage our students. There are, however, a few gems that I’ve found geared specifically toward youth pastors and parents of young teens that help provoke deeper thinking as it relates to shepherding our teenagers. […]

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  November 24, 2015
Eric Cai’s Links: God’s Greatness on the Internet

Eric Cai’s Links: God’s Greatness on the Internet

Just as some links are for your spiritual edification; so also, some links are for, well, your personal enjoyment (not that edification and enjoyment are mutually exclusive things!). I will say at the outset that the following links are not organized according to a particular theme. In fact, they’re organized according to…what I normally skim […]

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  July 23, 2014