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The Bible and Thai Buddhist Concepts

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Communicating the Gospel to Buddhists through selected Bible texts connecting to key Buddhist concepts: Despite of nearly 200 years of Protestant missions to Thailand the spread of the Gospel has been very limited. Christians account for less than 1% of the total population. Among the ethnic Siamese Buddhists in Central Thailand the percentage is with […]

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Religion In Thailand….

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Religion plays a very important role in Thai life. Religion is considered an essential pillar of society, it is not only the major moral force of Thai family and community but has also contributed to the molding of freedom loving, individualistic, and tolerant people for many centuries. Theravada or Hinayana Buddhism is the national religion […]

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Thai-Cambodian Culture Relationship

Thai-Cambodian Culture Relationship

Thailand and Cambodia are very close neighbours with common borders and cultural relations. We, as Thai people, received and adopted some arts and culture from ancient Cambodia. The pre-Thai scripts and spoken words were adopted from Khmer native language which we are using now. The area of south-East Asia covers broadly the whole of the […]

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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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God-Given Cultural Identity

God-Given Cultural Identity

Pre-existing Communities Become the Church: How can the gospel take root within pre-existing communities, in such a way that the community or network becomes the main expression of “church” in that context? To understand why this factor is important in insider movements, let’s contrast planting a church with implanting a church. Retaining Identity: Is It […]

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Contextualized Gospel In Thai Society

Contextualized Gospel In Thai Society

THE NEED FOR MESSAGE CONTEXTUALIZATION Protestant missionaries first came to Thailand in 1828 and have worked without interruption to the present. However, the response to the message of the Gospel has been disturbingly slow when contrasted to the amount of time missionaries have been in the country and to the amount of effort expended in […]

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Thai Contextualize Photos

Thai Contextualize Photos

Matt Pierce bought a few paintings and prints from an artist who teaches at the Presbyterian University in Chiang Mai. These are Bible stories painted using traditional Thai art style. God has given him many opportunities to share with his Thai friends because they are always interested in the story behind these paintings. What do […]

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Thai Festivals To Be Contexualised For Kingdom Advancement!

Thai Festivals To Be Contexualised For Kingdom Advancement!

Major Thailand Events & Festivals.SORRY -This page is still under construction *New Year’s Day (1 Jan 09) Thai people celebrate New Year nationwide. However, grand-scale celebrations take place in many areas in Bangkok and major provinces like Chiang Mai, Pattaya, and Phuket. In Bangkok, you can enjoy the exhilarating countdown events on the night of […]

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Lao influence on Northern Thai Buddhist Literature

Lao influence on Northern Thai Buddhist Literature

Introduction In Southeast Asian Buddhist Studies Lao religious literature has generally been ignored in  comparison to the literature of Northern Thailand. When referred to, much of Lao religious literature is seen as a derivative of Northern Thai literature. This view of Lao Buddhist literature as secondary and derivative reveals a tendency in Buddhist Studies to […]

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Northern Thai Cultural Training

Northern Thai Cultural Training

Northern Thai Culture Training Part I. A VILLAGE LIFE: Part I of the study describes the material culture of the villages, the village milieu, houses, villagers’ lifestyles and livelihood. Over the years, modern bungalows have risen alongside the traditional Thai house, but the latter has returned in the 1990s in a new form. Village houses […]

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