Kuzushi Evangelism

So Paul stood in the midst of the [a]Areopagus and said, "Men of Athens, I observe that you are very religious in all respects. For while I was passing through and examining the objects of your worship, I also found an altar with this inscription, 'TO AN UNKNOWN GOD.' Therefore what you worship in ignorance, this I proclaim to you. The God who made the world and all things in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands; nor is He served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since He Himself gives to all people life and breath and all things" (Acts 17: 22-25 22). In my younger years one of the things that I really enjoyed was practicing Jukido. Jukido is a Japanese martial arts that combines Judo, Aikido and Karate. I was blessed enough to obtain my black belt and teaching certificate. That was a LONG time ago though, times have changed.

One thing that I've taken with me from this training is a basic concept called kuzushi! Kuzushi is the technique that is used to unbalance your opponent and is an essential principal that you must learn to be successful. For example, if I wanted to throw someone in a direction that was towards me, I would first give a very slight push away from me. Then, as they shifted their weight to correct themselves from that slight push I would use their momentum against them and pull them towards me to take them the direction I had first desired.

[Read the rest of the article at Reasons for Hope.]