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Daily Online Bible Reading in Japanese

A daily reading of the Bible in Japanese, available to anyone on the Internet, anywhere in the world, at no cost. The Audio Bible Japanese (ABJ) 『オーディオ・バイブル・ジャパン』is not widely known, it should be. While listening to “Daily Audio Bible” (DAB) in English on his daily walks Tim Johnson — a missionary to Japan with the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) — started thinking about starting a DAB program in Japanese. In January, 2010 Johnson and his colleague — Pastor Tatsuya Kogure from Gunma […]

Start With Genesis!

Before coming to Japan as a career missionary in 1987, I had the privilege of meeting John S. Schwab. After serving as an officer in the US military during WWII John had returned to Japan to serve as a career missionary with TEAM. After spending many years reaching out to Japanese with the Good News of Jesus Christ, John had recently retired. During our brief conversation John gave me three words of advice, “Start with Genesis!” John’s advice on how to […]

Love Japan Conference: An Interview with Michael Oh

October 11-13, 2014 LOVE JAPAN will take place simultaneously in three major cities in Japan. This week’s post is an interview with LOVE JAPAN conference leader and speaker, Dr. Michael Oh. Dr. Oh is Executive Director/CEO of the Lausanne Movement. He is also the founder and Board Chair of CBI Japan, which includes Christ Bible Seminary, church planting efforts, and various outreach ministries, including the Heart & Soul Cafe, in Nagoya, Japan. JapanCAN: What do you want to accomplish through the Love Japan […]

Love, Listen, Learn: How to be a Cross-Cultural Servant

You cannot serve someone whom you do not understand, and you do not have compassion for someone whom you do not know. So we must get to work get to know one another. We’ve got to spend time listening to the people in our church and in our community, to understand them and to love them that they might know Jesus.