Kuai Mu Institute:
What Is It All About?
true? Why should we believe the Gospel story? What does Jesus have to
do with other religious traditions, with Buddha or with Mohammed? What
does the Christian heritage have to offer the world?
the deepest needs in life is for spiritual rootedness. The Dalai Lama
said that asking someone to believe a religion unrelated to his heritage
is like putting a "sheep's head on a yak's body." Zen teacher
Thich Naht Hanh wrote of young people in the modern world who are like
"hungry ghosts" because they lack connection to tradition
and do not know who they are.
said, "Do not think I have come to do away with the Law and the
Prophets. I have not come to do away, but to fulfill." From the
earliest days of the Church, wise Christians have shown the Gospel as
bringing the ultimate answer to what Simone Weil called "the need
for roots." Greek philosophy and even mythology were, at their
best, a "tutor" to bring the world to Christ, said Justin
Martyr. Dante addressed the pagan Roman poet Virgil: "Through you
I became a poet; through you, a Christian."
Institute aims to bring the best insights of the wisest Christians through
the centuries to show the world that Jesus does indeed fulfill and deepen
the truest elements of all human cultures. We aim to do this by first
creating a web page with the best cultural apologetics in many languages,
secondly by putting on seminars with some of the world's most astute
thinkers on a variety of topics, and thirdly by producing quality books
and articles about how Jesus gives humankind "roots" in the
good and true in every culture.
held seminars on the historicity of the Gospels; the Resurrection; China
and Jesus; Hinduism and Christianity; and Islam and Christianity, with
people like Craig Blomberg, Gary Habermas, Vishal Mangalwadi, Don Richardson,
and Dudley Woodberry. We've also put on "personal pizza" type
seminars on a wide variety of topics related to culture, history, and
the truth of the Gospel.
have told us they found the seminars:
informative overall very congenial spirit.
really enjoyed all parts of the seminar. I now have at least a good
basic understanding of the difference between Christianity and all
were well-qualified. It was an honest presentation of the world religions,
as well as their relationship to Christianity.
Great! Do it again.
Is Kuai Mu?
Marshall returned to the United States from teaching at Siebold University
in Japan to start Kuai Mu Institute. He is author of four books: Jesus
and the Religions of Man (2000), True Son of Heaven: How Jesus
Fulfills the Chinese Culture (1996), Why the Jesus Seminar can't
find Jesus, and Grandma Marshall Could (2005); and, due out April
of 2007, The Truth About Jesus and the "Lost Gospels".
He has also been asked to write a response to best-selling attacks on
Christianity by atheists Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Daniel Dennett.
David has also written articles for Books and Culture, First
Things, Touchstone, and other journals. He worked as a missionary
and educator in Asia for 13 years, and has spoken to audiences around
the Pacific Rim.
people volunteer generously with Web page production, book sales, seminar
logistics, and speaking.
and Lecture Subjects
Truth About Jesus and the Lost Gospels"
Richard Dawkins is Wrong: A Critique of the New Atheism"
Gospel and Chinese Culture"
Jesus Save Islam?"
Gospel in Children's Literature"
the Brothers Grimm Overthrew the Evil Empire"
Jesus Changed the World"
Is Different about the Gospels?"
for Seminars and Speaking