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Introducing: “Waypoints”

The countdown has finally officially begun at waypoints.jp! “Waypoints” is the name of our first manga project. What's it all about? First, let me remind you about the vision for Drawbridge Creations, so you can see how this first project fits into that vision. Manga (Japanese comics) are a large,...

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Artist Intro: Robin White

This is the first in a series of posts I’d like to do introducing our potential collaborators…  And what better person to start with than… MYSELF? Many of you may know me as a church or ministry connection, but not be familiar with my creative work, other than what little is on this site. So...

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Unpacking the Vision Statement

Today I want to unpack our vision statement, focusing not so much on the WHAT and WHY but the HOW. As a reminder, here’s what our vision statement states: “Drawbridge creations is a web-based manga outreach with the three-fold purpose of reaching the unchurched, resourcing the church, and...

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Drawbridge Creations: What’s in a Name?

I’ve been a missionary in Japan for over 12 years. And I’ve come to see my role, at least in part, as being a spiritual bridge builder. In a country with so few Christians, there is a pretty big gap between the Church and the culture. Local churches and pastors find it a real struggle to reach out...

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Project POV

Art by (left to right) Masumi Goto, Kelly Shinozawa, Robin White, Irie For some reason, I’ve always liked the term POV. It’s a nice short-hand for point of view — a term with a lot of meaning in both art and in life.  If you study creative writing or literature, you’ll learn about different...

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A Video Introduction

It has occurred to me that, while many of you have found this site (and ministry) because of some connection to me and my wife and/or to our missions organization, some of you may have ended up here some other way. So with this video and blog post, I'd like to introduce us. For those who don't...

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COVID-19-Inspired Thoughts on Digital Ministry

It’s the year 2020. The internet is nothing new. For most of us, it’s a part of our everyday lives. Yet for some reason, the idea of digital ministry still seems like a foreign concept for many Christians.  By now, most denominations, ministry organizations and churches have an online...

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Why Digital?

In a previous blog post, I talked about what manga is and why I think it’s a great tool for 21st century missions in Japan. Today I want to talk about the another side of this ministry vision: digital. It should come as no surprise that Japan is one of the most “wired” nations in the world. Almost...

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Why (and What’s) Manga?

Hi, my name is Robin, and I'm the founder and creative director of Drawbridge Creations. The vision for Drawbridge Creations is to create a digital ministry platform centred around manga. Some of you may be wondering what that’s all about, so in this and some follow-up posts, I want to...

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