“You can’t be serious. Why would a Christian go there?” I should have been ready for this kind of reaction to my posts about going to an 18+ anime convention, but I wasn’t. I had invented this fantasy in my mind where our community members would flood my con post with praises like, “Right on!”… Read More I’ve Been Attending 18+ Anime Cons (Like Any Good Christian Should)
As 2022 nears its end (can you believe it?), it feels like the right time to take stock of what God is doing through this ministry. Reflecting on the work being done here makes me grateful, particularly because we’ve come a long way. Twelve years ago, I started this blog with prayer, hope, and more… Read More BtT’s Fall Campaign: Would You Support Us and Help Us Reach Our Goals?
Dear Friends, Today is our 12th birthday! On September 12, 2010, I posted our first article, and away we went. During this past decade-plus, our ministry has changed in so many ways, but our goal has remained the same: To reach out to otaku with the love of Christ through community. To that end, instead… Read More Happy 12th Birthday to Us!
Time and time these days, I find myself explaining what it is our ministry does. I’m not complaining—in fact, I’m delighted that people are interested! And it’s natural to wonder exactly what the heck Beneath the Tangles is: What are you guys? What does anime have to do with Christianity? Why do you do this?… Read More A Christian Anime Ministry: Why We Do What We Do
Hey you. Yes, YOU. Are you someone deeply devoted to Christ? Are you looking to use your skills, talents, and interests to serve God? Are you an anime fan? Wait, what? If I didn’t lose you with either the first set of questions about faith, or that last question about being a nerd, then perhaps… Read More How About This New Year’s Resolution? Join Our Ministry!
When I started Beneath the Tangles eleven years ago, I didn’t think of it as a ministry—it was simply an approach to a hobby from a personal, Christ-driven perspective. There had been a few individuals out there, trailblazers, who’d analyzed anime the same way, but not with the consistency and fullness that we would eventually… Read More Anime Ministry and Finding Your Mission Field
I don’t want to overthink I’ve Been Killing Slimes For 300 Years And Maxed Out My Level, the new anime adaptation of the light novel series about a woman who literally worked herself to death and is then reborn to a slower, more lazy life. As stardf29 mentioned in his first impression of the series,… Read More Why Kill Yourself Working When You Can Kill Slimes (and Love People) Instead?