Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Christian Manga for Earthquake Victims, Free Will in Mirai Nikki, and Happy Science Anime!

It’s been a particularly busy week in spiritual stories related to anime, specifically involving organizations.   Let’s get right to it! Campus Crusade for Christ (CCC) is beginning distribution of Risk Ride, a manga purposed to address those filled with hopelessness upon the one-year anniversary of the massive Japanese earthquake and possibly thinking of suicide.  Illustrated… Read More Spirituality in the Anime Blogosphere: Christian Manga for Earthquake Victims, Free Will in Mirai Nikki, and Happy Science Anime!

Tohoku Testimony, Retreat from Anime, and Descending into Hell

Kathleen Kern, who works for a Christian peacekeeping organization, writes about her absorption with anime and how it developed into a novel. David Gilman-Frederick shares the wonderful story of an elderly Japanese man’s transformation in the months following the Tohoku earthquake. Canne talks about her spiritual retreat from the busyness of the world, including media… Read More Tohoku Testimony, Retreat from Anime, and Descending into Hell

Japanese Missions: Catching Up with Yuki-Anne and the Mikoskis

I’ve been blessed to have featured the words of two wonderful missionaries to Japan here on the blog.  Yuki-Anne has reflected on her first days in Japan, as well as on the days following the last Spring’s devastating earthquake.  Michelle Mikoski has spent time in Japan as a missionary with her husband and two young… Read More Japanese Missions: Catching Up with Yuki-Anne and the Mikoskis

Interview with Japanese Missionary Michelle Mikoski

Japan has a very small Christian population, with estimates ranging from about 2% to 0.5% of the Japanese identifying themselves as Christian.  Missionaries from the U.S. and other countries, however, are working to spread the gospel in the country.  Michelle Mikoski and her husband, Nate, recently returned to the U.S. after a missions trip in… Read More Interview with Japanese Missionary Michelle Mikoski