The End Result of Part-Time Christians in Japan

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They’re seen everywhere these days, Bible in hand on their way to church with a confidence about them that one can’t quite describe. They look happy. They make great pewwarmers and look especially good for pictures for the church website. You’ve been working in Japan for so long and now you’ve made your big break: a church full of these followers. You happily report back to base with the numbers and they can’t believe it! This is Japan, right?!? Ah, yes, but you, you are the exception. You’ve got a church full of people to prove it. Continue reading

A Little History of the Japanese Bible

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So, you want to learn the Bible in Japanese, eh? It can’t be that hard, right? I mean, after all those cartwheels and back handsprings you had to do to learn kanji, learning the Bible is gonna be easy peasy, because after all, Western civilization was based on the Bible, so you’ve got this. Right?!? Wrong. Continue reading