This is the handout of seminar notes to go with Takako’s workshop presentation
This is the handout of seminar notes to go with Sylvia’s workshop presentation
Pastor Iwabuchi left his ministry at Yokohama Bible Church and came to Wheaton University in 1969. After graduating there, he studied at Fuller Seminary. After ministries in Los Angeles and Manhatten, he came to Seattle in 1977, serving the Blaine Memorial Church Japanese division. 岩渕 宏安, 横浜聖書教会での奉仕を終え、1969年に渡米し、ホイートン大学院とフラー神学校で学ぶ。その後ロスアンジェルスとマンハッタンにおいて牧会をし、1977年にシアトルに移り、ブレインメモリアル合同メソジストで2008年まで牧会する。現在は、同じ教会でパートタイムの奉仕を続けている。
This short conference recording looks at the import of western Santa Clause Christmas culture to Japan and the confusion that it causes in understanding what is cultural and what is truth that is imported by missionaries and foreigners.
Gordon Kaneda shares in this conference seminar about their experience in deciding if or how they should hold a matsuri as a means of outreach and how they executed this event.
Dennis lived in Japan for over 20 years, ministering along with his wife and 5 children in rural Japan. He brings to the table a perspective developed from years in the very traditional and deeply religious areas of Japan. He has a fine understanding of and deep appreciation for Japanese Culture.
Nate is Director of COMIX35, a Christian comics ministry offering international consultation, coaching, and seminars on the production and effective use of comics-style literature. Prior to that Nate made his living for 20+ years as a cartoonist, graphic artist, and writer/illustrator of comics. He worked on over a dozen characters, including the Muppets, Archie, Looney … Read more
Gordon Kaneda is the pastor of Lynnwood Japanese Church in Lynnwood, Washington. He has been an active supporter of the RJC movement over the years.
Bio: Takako has been serving Horizon Japanese Church as senior pastor since 2008. She graduated from Kansai Bible Institute in 2000. She served as associate pastor in Kamigori Evangelical Church since that time, and was sent as a missionary to Seattle in 2008. She graduated from Seattle Bible College in 2007.
Sylvia and her husband Mark served as missionaries in Japan for 20 years, using English classes as a ministry tool. She now serves as Minister of International Ministry at Westminster Chapel in Bellevue, Washington.