I have been very interested to learn about the C-Scale and its application in ministry. Recently I found resources that provide really good practical explanations and implications of the C-Scale in ministry along with some of the points of contention surrounding it. The most well known summary of the C-Scale was published in 1988 by […]
God & Japan
At the Desiring God 2011 National Conference a discussion panel was hosted that addressed issues surrounding international missions. Why do we do missions exactly? How do you discern if God is calling you to it? What is the importance of gospel contextualized ministries? What is the role of the local church? These were just some of […]
Several years ago I did a six part series on kanji (Chinese) characters that tell the first eight chapters of the bible in the book of Genesis. It was a fun study, but I had only scratched the surface on this very interesting subject. Recently I learned of a book written by Timothy Boyle called “Bible […]
I’ve come across several articles recently on the Grave of Christ in Japan. Many journalist from well known news networks like CNN and the BBC have written on their experience visiting Shingō, Aomori and exploring the Grave of Christ and it’s local festival. An article from The Japan Times included an interview from the only […]
July and August (primarily August) are the most significant months of the year second only to New Years. This is the time when many Japanese return to their ancestral hometowns for family reunion, summer festivals, and the ceremony of Obon. During this ceremony it is believed that the spirits of their ancestors return from the […]
Just happened to come across this video of Eriko Suzuki sharing about her experience growing up as the daughter of a Buddhist priest, how she became a Christian, and her prayer for God to restore broken families in Japan. Thanks to Nathan Mikoski for the original video post.