Mako Nagasawa

A Restorative God








Early Church Fathers, the formation of the New Testament, how to approach scripture, Starwars, Puff Daddy, The Police, and the vast difference between retributive justice and restorative justice. Mako Nagasawa’s insights and generous communication were insightful, hopeful and transformative.

A few references Mako noted in this interview
The Second Founding by Eric Foner Civil War Historian
Irenaeus: Against Heresies
Richard B Hayes Echoes of Scripture

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This fresco above is called Anástasis in Greek, from Chora Church in Istanbul, Turkey. In love, Jesus pursued all who died before him, pulling Adam and Eve from their graves, because he was victorious over sin and death on our behalf. This event, the “Holy Saturday” between Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday, is referenced in 1 Peter 3:18 – 20; 4:6, Ephesians 4:9, and early creeds, and was portrayed in this way starting around the 6th century.


Thomas Floyd is a psychotherapist that loves to chat about the intersectionality of faith and psychology. He passionately pursues the belief that being spiritually mature means also being emotionally mature. He lived in Chile for the first 11 years of his life and now lives with his wife Sarah in North Carolina. He is an enneagram enthusiast, a theology junky, and a sports FANATIC.

Jason Clark is a writer, speaker and lead communicator at A Family Story ministries. His mission is to encourage sons and daughters to grow sure in the love of an always-good heavenly Father. He and his wife, Karen, live in North Carolina with their three children.


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