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Thailand Culture & Customs

Thailand Culture & Customs

Thailand Do’s and Don’ts Don’t get too hung up about learning a huge list of do’s and don’ts! Most social indiscretions will be forgiven without you even realizing. Thais know that foreign visitors have their own customs and different ways of doing things, but if you are aware of some of the do’s and don’ts […]

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Thailand National Characteristics

Thailand National Characteristics

Thai National Character: This lengthy essay will focus on the social cultural forces that influence Thai social behaviors to the extent that they constitute persistent behavioral patterns, thus the personality of the Thai people. National Character in the Thai Nine Value Clusters Ego Orientation “Face-saving” value “Criticism-avoidance” value “Considerate Kreng jai” value Grateful Relationship Orientation […]

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CPM – Rapidly Multiplying Churches

CPM – Rapidly Multiplying Churches

Rapidly Multiplying Churches Are We Willing to Change to See them Happen? If I asked you, “Should every person on earth have the opportunity to understand the gospel and follow Jesus regardless of his language, culture and location?” You would likely say “Of course, but how? We have never been able to accomplish such a […]

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A Study of Christian Mission in Thailand

A Study of Christian Mission in Thailand

Christianity has been introduced to Thailand by two major Christian missions: Roman Catholic mission which has gained its foothold in Thailand since the second half of the sixteenth century, and Protestant mission which has begun its work since the first half of the nineteenth century. Though it is quite a long period of time of […]

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Thai Christian Dance

Thai Christian Dance

Graceful beauty, brilliant color, meaningful movement, distinctive music and worshipful poise are all adjectives used to describe Thai Christian dance. However, because of its association with other gods and spirits, Christians have historically resisted the use of dance in worship. Early missionaries and converts fostered this prejudice because of their legitimate fear of compromising the […]

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Thai Buddhists conversion to Christianity

Thai Buddhists conversion to Christianity

Conversion is complex. It is about the change in the life of someone, which includes all aspects of being. The way to explain conversion is therefore even more complex. Trough the ages, and especially during the last centuries, psychologists, anthropologists, theologians and sociologists are discussing about the definition of and reasons for conversion, and in […]

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Thailand Church National Plan 2020

Thailand Church National Plan 2020

God is moving in an amazing way in Thailand. There are very few countries in the world where Christians have come together in such a concerted, prayerful and strategic way to reach their nation for Christ. Thailand, a nation of 65 million people, is 94% Buddhist, 5% Muslim and 1% Christian. Yet, even though they […]

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