Wednesday, December 12, 2007

"A Sharp Transformation" Quote by Peter Drucker

“Every few hundred years in Western society there occurs a sharp transformation. Within a few short decades, society rearranges itself… We are currently living through such a transformation.” Peter Drucker

Eastern societies also experience sharp transformations and Japanese society appears to be "rearranging itself" in a major way. This is one reason for a greater openness to the gospel in Japan today than there has been in several generations. It is an exciting time to be part of the church in Japan.

The changes occurring in Japanese society present both huge challenges and opportunities --- we all face the critical question: "how are we going to respond?"

1 comment:

Scot Eaton said...

Indeed. I have been saying as much for the past two years. However, from my limited observations, this is really taking the older (Japanese) generation by surprise. Many of them, especially in the countryside, are unaware of the transformation that is occuring, and the openness that has come with it.