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Reaching Japanese For Christ Conference, 2015

The Reaching Japanese for Christ (RJC) international conference is taking place February, 12-14, 2015 in California. Founded by retired Converge missionary Don Wright, RJC is currently led by Dennis Peters who was a missionary to Japan for many years with the Assembles of God. RJC is important to many of us who care about Japan. I’ve been to several of their conferences and have found all of them of value for networking and learning about effective ways to reach Japanese with the […]

Contextualizing the Gospel for Japan a “Hot Topic”

Several recent posts on contextualizing the gospel for Japan at the Reaching Japanese for Christ (RJC) Facebook Page have received a remarkable number of comments. I encourage you take a look at them (there is no way to link to a particular post on a Facebook page so you will need to go to the page and scroll down to find the content I’m referring to). A post with the title, “Is it OK to assimilate some Shinto festivals into Christianity in […]

Is it contradictory to be Japanese and a Follower of Jesus?

I’m at the Reaching Japanese for Christ conference in Seattle, WA. Dr. Daniel Kikawa is presenting on “Why is Culture So Important To People Accepting the Gospel?” Kikawa is an activist scholar from Hawaii passionate about contextualizing the gospel for unreached people groups. A fourth generation Japanese/American, Kikawa is particularly interested in Japan. He produced “God’s Fingerprints in Japan” — an excellent documentary that addresses the question, “Is it contradictory to be Japanese and a Follower of Jesus? Kikawa has repeatedly […]