Recent Blog Entries

Jul 26

The Overseas NGO Law: A Second Look

by Brent Fulton

Following a rather chaotic start, the process of registering foreign entities under the Overseas NGO (ONGO) Law is getting underway, albeit slowly.

Jul 25

20 Things a New Chinese Pastor Needs to Learn About Ministry

by ChinaSource Team

Christians in China today are able to share relatively easily about ministry on social media. Pastors’ personal blogs are one unique vantage point into church life in China. In this article, Chen Fengsheng, a Three-Self pastor in Wenzhou, provides budding pastors with timely advice on how to prepare for a healthy pastoral ministry. He gives “twenty realities” of ministry life that will help set up fresh seminary graduates for the pastorate.  

Jul 21

Chinese Sending Organizations—Are They Necessary?

by Si Shi (四石)

The same difficulties that local churches in the west have had in sending out workers cross-culturally are being seen in Chinese churches as they send missionaries beyond their borders. Are mission-sending organiszations needed to minimize those difficulties?

Jul 20

ZGBriefs | July 20, 2017

by Joann Pittman

Featured Article

The secret lives of Chinese missionaries in northern Iraq (July 16, 2017, South China Morning Post)
Used to persecution at home, two young Chinese Christians say life can be more peaceful in northern Iraq, where they work with Yazidi refugees.

Jul 19

China’s Religious Revival

by Brent Fulton

A genuine "must-read" for those seeking to understand the complexities of religious life in China today. 

Jul 19

Youth in China

by ChinaSource Team

Recent research on church leaders in China conducted by ChinaSource and others revealed that one of their chief concerns is raising up the next generation. Youth ministry is still a relatively undeveloped area, but, as the quotes in this month's Lantern show, the needs are great. Please join us in praying for a breakthrough among China's young people. 

Jul 18

More Hope for the Future

by ChinaSource Team

In this short video profile, China Christian Daily sketches the work of Home of Hope, a Christian orphanage in Hebei province. The video gives a touching peek into one of the ways Chinese Christians impact society.

Jul 17

Pinyin—Writing the Sound

by Joann Pittman

From the series Learning Chinese

Pinyin is a system of writing the sounds of Chinese using English letters—an indispensable tool for learning to speak Chinese.

Jul 14

Christianity and China’s “Religious Ecology”

by Easten Law

In China, the study of religion as an academic discipline has been gaining momentum in recent years. Centers and institutes for the study of religion have been established at numerous top-tier Chinese universities. As research on religion in China grows, indigenous theories regarding the role of religion in Chinese society and culture are also being constructed and debated. One theoretical framework of note is the “religious ecology” model.