Recent Blog Entries

May 26

ZGBriefs | May 26, 2016

by Joann Pittman

Here's why Chicago's Chinatown is booming, even as others across the U.S. fade (May 13, 2016, Chicago Tribune)
Local leaders say it has avoided gentrification because Chinese-Americans value a sense of belonging and choose to stay in the neighborhood. Few Chinese move out, and if they do, they sell their homes back to the Chinese.

May 25

The China Church Narrative, and Why It Matters

by Brent Fulton

What are the real challenges facing the church in China today? 

May 24

Success—Our Generation’s Greatest Spiritual Disaster, Part 2

The Transformation of a Millennial

by ChinaSource Team

In the part one of this article Si Wei shared her journey from darkness to a personal relationship with Christ. Here she goes on to tell about the next stage of her journey—sanctification. Not surprisingly, God chose to use the furnace of marriage to expose Si Wei’s unhealthy mindset and areas of idolatry, which she shares with us in this conclusion to her story.

May 23

Lip-Reading in China

by Joann Pittman

Here’s a question for you: how do you lip-read when everyone is wearing an anti-pollution facemask? One hearing-impaired woman from Great Britain found out while doing an internship in Beijing. She told her story to the BBC in "Toxic Talk: Trying to Lip Read in China."

May 20

A Sociological or Theological Reading of Christianity?

The Case of the Chinese Church

by Kevin Xiyi Yao

Common sense would tell us that what stands at the core of Christianity is its theology, polity, and mission. But when we come to Christianity in China, it is Chinese Christianity’s social impact and its implications for issues such as human rights and China’s international relations, rather than its pastoral and theological developments and challenges, that have received disproportionately large attention in the Western press in the recent decades.

May 19

ZGBriefs | May 19, 2016

by Joann Pittman

Featured Article

Top 5 Best VPN for China **May 2016 Update** – Ultimate Guide (May 2, 2016, Start Up Living China)
VPNs can help you get around internet censorship — but not all VPNs work well in China. Our Best VPN for China Ultimate Guide is constantly updated from here in China to let you know what works and what doesn’t.

May 19

4 Years of Listening in on the Conversation

A Look Back at "Chinese Church Voices"

by ChinaSource Team

A look back at four years of "listening in on the conversation" with Chinese Church Voices.

May 18

Above or Below the Line

Facing China’s New Foreign NGO Law

by Brent Fulton

A look at possible responses to the new NGO law. 

May 17

Success—Our Generation’s Greatest Spiritual Disaster, Part 1

The Transformation of a Millennial

by ChinaSource Team

The story of a young woman who in the midst of artistic success realizes the emptiness of her life. This is part one of a two-part story which will continue next week.