Wednesday, September 17, 2008

See Different

Wired Magazine has an insightful article on the differences between the way Americans look at things compared to how Japanese may interpret the same images. In the US, we quickly filter anything that isn't the main thing (at least from our cultural perspective) whereas an Asian person would linger on areas less prominent in a scene. Understanding how they "see" the world is important for how we present the Gospel. Perhaps the biggest hurdle to effective evangelism in Japan is they typically need more detail and time to get the big picture. How can we share the Gospel in a succinct way that gives them the bigger picture they need to make the right decision?