Why Tokyo?

Tim Keller speaks to the importance of reaching Tokyo.  Take three minutes to watch the whole video.  (Click the title, “Why Tokyo?”)

In summary, here is his response to the question, “why?”

  1. Influence – financial, media, cultural center of Asia
  2. Need – less than 1% of Japanese are Christians

What are the challenges of reaching Tokyo with the gospel?

  1. Contextualization – challenging to connect God’s word to the people
  2. Cost – one of the most expensive cities in the world

America is still the richest church in the world – if we don’t help the Japanese church reach downtown Tokyo, I’m not sure how it’s going to happen

If you’re interested in hearing more from Keller, I highly recommend these talks he gave recently at Oxford University.  There is extensive Q&A times after every talk.  Let us know how you like them!