Instructor: John Mehn. Assistants: Donald Wright, Naoko Boatwright.
This eight-week study program will provide tools to understand and engage Japanese religious beliefs and worldview with the purpose of touching hearts and meeting needs through the gospel in the Japanese context.
Two interviews with Japanese and one with foreigner. If a Japanese person is not available, a contact will be provided.
5. Visit a Japanese Church.
1. Weekly Observations (Approximately 200 words): Due every Saturday 11:59pm. “What I Have Learned.” This will be submitted on-line and posted on www.rjcnetwork.org, accessible by password only.
2. Students will read reports from other students weekly and make comments.
7. Attend two Conference Call Discussions.
Week 1 Religion in Japan
Week 2 Understanding Japanese Worldview
Week 3 Understanding Japanese Beliefs
Week 4 The Five Japanese Belief Systems
Week 5 Religious Practices and Motivations
Week 6 Sowing the Gospel
Week 7 Towards Christian Advance in Japan
Week 8 Sowing and Harvesting Practices