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Mollie V. Cobleigh’s $2 Donation and Chinzei Gakuin, Nagasaki Wesleyan University

2012年12月16日
by President Mori Taiichiro Cobleigh Seminary, the forerunner of Chinzei Gakuin, was founded inNagasakiin October 1881 by Carroll Summerfield (C. S.) Long, a missionary of the Methodist Episcopal Church, located in theU.S.In Japanese, it was referred to as Kaburi Eiwa Gakko (KaburiEnglish-JapaneseSchool). C. S. Long recruited students through ads in localNagasakinewspapers and sought to use Engli……

Kyodan Tohoku Disaster Relief Center

by SATO Masashi, coordinator We have been working at theKyodanTohokuDisasterReliefCenter, Emmaus, sinceMarch 15, 2011, and our work has involved more than disaster relief. Prayer and being in touch with the residents and their situations is of great importance. We call “getting in touch with the residents” our “slow work.” We must take much time to listen carefully to the stories of the survivors……

General Assembly Votes to Mend Relationship with Tokyo Union Theological Seminary

The 38th Kyodan General Assembly was held over a three-day period, beginning Oct. 23, at the Metropolitan Hotel in the Ikebukuro section ofTokyo. Altogether, 376 of the 400 allotted delegates attended. As has been the case since the 2004 General Assembly, the Okinawa District delegation did not send any representatives.   The Assembly began with the opening worship service, where Takaha……

Making Our Ears Attentive to Words

by Ohara Muneo, pastor EsashiChurch, Ou District Ou District Moderator We are approaching our second Christmas since that fateful day. We are saved by Jesus, and having entered into God’s love, we live day by day in joy. And no matter what kind condition we are in, by the invitation we receive from the Lord Jesus, we have the privilege of assembling in worship, reading the Bible, and gathering ……

A Message from the General Secretary

2012年10月21日
Promoting youth evangelism: Thoughts about the future of evangelism in Japan   I am constantly thinking that the future of evangelism in Japan is tied to youth evangelism. Reaching and nurturing young people as committed evangelists is a most vital concern, and to accomplish this, the seminaries have an important function as well as a heavy responsibility.   As a pastor f……

SCF: Where My Questions and Rebellious Spirit are Accepted

by Yamazaki Masato, participant Student Christian Fellowship, Tokyo   I take part in the activities at SCF, but I am not a Christian. At the moment I am not thinking of being baptized. Nor do I attend church services on a regular basis. Yet, I love Christianity. To be more precise, I love the values I have come to know through Christianity: to trust and love people, to be kind, and t……

“Why is Christianity Unsuccessful in Japan?”

Hashizume Daisaburo, author of the best-selling book Fushigina Kirisutokyo (Wonders In Christianity) lectured at a meeting held on Jan. 14 at the Japan Christian Center in Tokyo, under the auspices of the Kanto Program Center, Nippon Christian Academy. In his book Hashizume, a professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology, presents Christian doctrine and history from a sociologist’s viewpoint in an e……

Training for Teachers in Christian Schools held in Kyoto

The training session for new teachers in Kansai District was held Oct. 8-9 2011 in beautiful autumn weather, with an overnight stay. In total, 44 members—31 new teachers and 13 experienced teachers from as far away as Nagoya and Hiroshima—gathered at the Japan Christian Academy’s Kansai Seminar House in Ichijoji, Kyoto.   The participants, including staff, first introduced themselves by……

Serving the Kuala Lumpur Japanese Christian Fellowship

by Aiura Kazuo, retired pastor Kuala Lumpur Japanese Christian Fellowship Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia   On the recommendation of the Kyodan’s Commission on Ecumenical Ministries, I have been serving as a volunteer pastor at the Kuala Lumpur Japanese Christian Fellowship, with my wife Keiko, since April 1 of this year. Our contract is for four months.   Let me briefly introdu……

Harriet Brittan, a Great Missionary and Founder of Yokohama Eiwa Gakuin

The Overseas Missions of the Methodist Protestant Church   Yokohama Eiwa Gakuin began as Brittan Girls’ School, founded in 1880 by the Methodist Protestant Church in the U.S. This denomination, known in Japan as the Mifu church, was a small denomination that had separated from the Methodist Episcopal Church and become independent in 1828. In contrast to the Methodist Episcopal Church, w……
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