The Buddhist Worldview

Breakout Session
Main Building ED 314

Protestant missionaries have labored in Thailand for 190 years. Today, fewer than 1% of Thai Buddhists are Christians. Why? Because of their identity: “To be Thai is to be Buddhist.” We will consider the meaning and significance of worldview and the Thai Buddhist worldview—what they believe and what that looks like in practice. Learn the meaning of contextualization and how “wrapping the gospel” in Thai continues to make an impact here. Whether you plan to come to Thailand or to better understand your Thai neighbors, join us for this session.

Objectives

On leaving this session, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the worldview of Thai Buddhist people.
2. Explain the major obstacles to communicating the gospel to Thai Buddhists.
3. Explain the meaning of contextualization and several ways to apply that in sharing with Thai Buddhists.