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Not In Charge After All - #6395
Times like these are wakeup calls, and we ought to pick up the phone. It might be God on the other end reminding us that He's God and we're not.
Scary Times - #6385
Listen to this promise from the Bible, "Therefore we will not fear though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging...the Lord Almighty is with us" (Psalm 46:2-3, 7). You know, as they say in those earthquake drills, "Hold onto something heavy." That's Jesus.
My Last Day: new anime film tells the story of Jesus and Easter
History's most-translated film, JESUS, is now available in a unique translation. Instead of being in a different language, the new short film uses the Japanese animé format to tell the story of Jesus in a visual presentation familiar to Internet-savvy cultures.
True Woman: Partner with the Japanese Church to Share God’s Compassion
Samaritan’s Purse teams on the ground in Japan are working with Japanese churches to hand out blankets, water, hygiene kits, and other assistance—showing the compassion of Jesus Christ to people who are hurting and grieving.
True Woman: Japan: After Empathy and Aid, People Want Answers
When love has wept and worked, it must have something to say about God. It doesn’t need to have all the answers. Only God does. But it has the Bible, and the Bible is not silent on this matter.
Disaster in Japan: A Wake-Up Call for the People of God
This is a time to take urgent action to save the lives around us. I know the high ground is on that hill with the Cross on it, the Cross where Jesus took the full force of the tsunami of God's judgment. I cannot fail the people I know. I am their warning system. I know how they can be safe, whenever, however eternity comes.
A Precarious Planet
The high ground is on a hill with a cross on it. Millions of people have fled to that cross and found safety. And Jesus stands there today, lovingly extending His invitation: "Come to Me" (Matthew 11:28). A precarious planet. A fragile life. An appointment with God. A way to be ready. It's a good day to run to Him.
Cartoons, comics, animation and video clips for Christian evangelism
Cartoons, comics and animations are a key means of evangelism, as 'The blind missionaries' cartoon itself portrays clearly. Why are they so important?
Japan: the need for mobile and web evangelism outreach in Japanese: Internet ministry mission church growth missionary strategies.
One of the ‘major modern mission misses’ (shall we call these ‘4Ms’?) of our time is the huge disparity between the highly-wired, tech-loving 127-million Japanese population, and the searing lack of online evangelism in the Japanese language. Many aspects of the Web are hugely popular in Japan, because in a highly-regimented and formal society, it provides a creative outlet for expression. (See this detailed article from Wired Magazine.) However, since most Japanese are non-seekers, they are most unlikely to be searching for Christian material online. There are, we believe, three keys to online evangelism: building incarnational relationships, addressing felt needs, and using Japanese culture. All three approaches are beautifully illustrated in this account from a missionary in Japan.
Seeking non-seekers: using the bridge strategy in mission field evangelism
For non-seekers, there are three keys to outreach: the bridge strategy is a key to evangelism in Japan: offering web-pages on secular interests and Japanese culture or felt needs, and building incarnational relationships. As a beautiful illustratration of these opportunities, here are three examples in (non-web) ministry that were very fruitful for Patrick McElligott, a missionary in Japan, as recounted in his book On Giants’ Shoulders. He is a fluent Japanese speaker and writer. For non-seekers, there are three keys to outreach: the bridge strategy is a key to evangelism in Japan: offering web-pages on secular interests and Japanese culture or felt needs, and building incarnational relationships. As a beautiful illustratration of these opportunities, here are three examples in (non-web) ministry that were very fruitful for Patrick McElligott, a missionary in Japan, as recounted in his book On Giants’ Shoulders. He is a fluent Japanese speaker and writer.