“Do you like the public bath?” asked Yoshifumi Tanaka, my host in Osaka, Japan. I was visiting speaker for the 65th anniversary celebrations of Nihon Menonaito Burezaren Kyodan. “Some people are not sure about them.”
As a pastor of a Mennonite Brethren church in Japan, Yoshio Fujii had limited knowledge of the church’s deep Anabaptist roots. To learn more about the church’s history and theology, he spent 2013/2014 studying at Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary in Fresno, Cal., followed by a five-week MB Historical Commission archival internship in May and June.
Can you imagine Canada having the following article in its constitution? “Aspiring sincerely to an international peace based on justice and order, the…people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes.
The Wing-Beaten Air: My Life and My Writing
If a book can be a blessing, this hopeful and worthwhile volume qualifies. Mennonite poet and pastor Yorifumi Yaguchi recounts his life and the development of his Christian faith and writing in The Wing-Beaten Air.