Guides: Donald Wright, Naoko Boatwright, Advisor: John Mehn. This eight-week study program will help you understand the complexity of the Japanese religious landscape and provide principles to help share the gospel.
There is no charge for taking this course except for the cost of the two test books. However, there is a required $25 (US) deposit, to be received before the beginning of the classes. This deposit will be returned upon completion of the class requirements. Also, the course does not require any face-to-face interaction, so you can participate wherever you live.
This eight-week study program will help you understand the complexity of the Japanese religious landscape and provide principles to help share the gospel.
i. Sowing The Gospel Seed in Japanese Soil. $6.99 at Amazon.
ii. Operation Japan, is available in paperback format and ebook. An expanded digital version is available on request for $5. Request for Operation Japan Digital Version. There also are two FB groups in Japanese and English.
Two interviews with Japanese and one with foreigner. If a Japanese person is not available, a contact will be provided.
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.
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