In a new video produced by Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Dr. Naomichi Masaki, associate professor of systematic theology at the seminary, discusses the impact of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami on Japan.
Masaki, who was raised in Japan and has family still living there, also describes how the disaster has affected the Japan Lutheran Church, the Synod’s partner church, and offers suggestions for U.S. Lutherans who want to help the people of Japan.
In a second video, Masaki prays Psalm 46, offering Christ’s words of peace in the midst of suffering, and encourages prayers on behalf of all affected by the disaster.
Masaki is a 1991 graduate of the Fort Wayne seminary and received his Ph.D. from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, in 2005. His brother, Dr. Makito Masaki, is president of the Kobe Lutheran Theological Seminary in Kobe, Japan.
Both videos may be viewed in the “Video” section of www.lcms.org/help.
Posted March 24, 2011/Updated March 25, 2011