More stories of the past at Kumomoto
Blame. Hatred. Lament. Ignorance. Shame. Defense. It might just seem like
stories of the past, but the struggle for history brings out deep feelings,
as I discovered in our visit last year to Kyoto.
My impression of Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo was a college trying to
keep its identity as a Christian college on a growing campus with increasing
diversity. They seem to be doing a good job of balancing and finding
integrity in the shifting realities, and they're not the only Christian
higher education institutes to be dealing with this question of identity.
The view was breathtaking. On a clear day, from the 52nd floor, they said we
should be able to see Mount Fuji. It was too hazy that day, though. All we
could see were the blocks and blocks of concrete, towering buildings, and
grids of traffic.