Great Stuff Found on the Web — Dr. Naomichi Masaki Reflects on Japan Disaster

In the new video on the “Japan Disaster Relief” webpage, Dr. Naomichi Masaki, Professor of Systematic Theology at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, who is a native of Japan, gives an update on current conditions of the Japan Lutheran Church, and how you can help:

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About Norm Fisher

Norm was raised in the UCC in Connecticut, and like many fell away from the church after high school. With this background he saw it primarily as a service organization. On the miracle of his first child he came back to the church. On moving to Texas a few years later he found a home in Lutheranism when he was invited to a confessional church a half-hour away by our new neighbors.

He is one of those people who found a like mind in computers while in Middle School and has been programming ever since. He's responsible for many websites, including the Book of Concord,, and several other sites.

He has served the church in various positions, including financial secretary, sunday school teacher, elder, PTF board member, and choir member.

More of his work can be found at


Great Stuff Found on the Web — Dr. Naomichi Masaki Reflects on Japan Disaster — 2 Comments

  1. Thanks to Norm for posting Dr. Masaki’s video. — Video’s impact is so much more than text !

    I hope Dr Masaki does a monthly update on Japan, and includes fundraising status.

    The devistation along the east coast from Iwate thru Sendai and Fukushima into Ibaraki provence is severe from the multiple disasters, and seems to have directly affected 1 million people plus indirectly affecting many more plus causing a huge longer term rebuilding problem for Japan. Add some radiation issues and we see a very difficult time not just now, but also ahead.

    We all need to support Human Services, Church Workers in the area, and the devastated.

    It is easy to give a beggar a gift as it is personalized,it is harder to give to far away causes as we manage our own consumptive desires.

    BJS can be a leading advocate for Mercy. The needs are great.

  2. I was very glad to hear Dr. Masaki’s comments regarding Manabu Wakabayashi and his family. Those who went through CTSFW in the late 90’s, early 00’s probably at least met him. A *great* guy, very dedicated and desirous of learning confessional Lutheranism. I was in summer Greek with him, ’96, Lockwood teaching. We admired Manabu for that–a native Japanese speaker learning Greek, via English, in America, from an Aussie. 🙂

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