Mako Nagasawa is the founder and director of the New Humanity Institute, which draws from early church resources for campus ministry and beyond. He and his family live in a Christian intentional community and do urban ministry with Rescued Church Boston in Massachusetts.

Maybe it’s because I’m Japanese-American that I feel skeptical reading Western political philosophy. When were we ever born as free individuals into a state of nature, as Locke and Rousseau asserted? I’ve always believed that we’re born into families, with binding ties, benefits, and obligations. The Bible affirms that relationships are not merely social constructs for us to make and break as we choose.
April 12, 2016