"Becoming Like Jesus in His Death: Lessons for Ministry from Shusaku Endo's Silence"
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While visiting a Tokyo museum, the novelist Shusaku Endo saw a fumie—an icon of Jesus Christ that was blackened by the feet of seventeenth-century apostates who chose to trample the face of the crucified Christ rather than to suffer torture from the shoguns. The encounter led Endo to write Silence. This exceptional Japanese novel—soon to be released as a major motion picture—opens up profound questions about ministry, suffering, and the challenges of communicating the gospel across cultures.
This lecture is part of our Summer Lecture 2016 series.
Philip Ryken is the 8th president of Wheaton College. Prior to his presidency, he preached at Tenth Presbyterian Church in Center City, Philadelphia for 15 years and served as its senior pastor for 10. He has authored or edited more than forty books, including expository commentaries on Exodus, 1 Kings, Ecclesiastes, and Jeremiah.
Regent College Chapel