ChinaSource Blog

Is Compassion Conditional?

ChinaSource Blog by Joann Pittman

One of the difficult realities of life in China (or any other developing country) is the daily encounter with beggars.

Celebrating Life and Death at Easter

ChinaSource Blog by Mark Totman

This year Qingming Festival–Chinese Tomb Sweeping Day–and Easter fell on the same weekend.  While Christians around the world were celebrating an empty tomb many in China were remembering their dead and caring for tombs still filled with bones.

ChinaSource at The Gospel Coalition Conference

ChinaSource Blog by Joann Pittman

Two years ago I had the privilege of leading a workshop on the church in China at The Gospel Coalition National Conference in Orlando.

Insuring Those Who Serve

ChinaSource Blog by ChinaSource Team

Facing a medical crisis is difficult at any time. When it happens far from home, family, and familiar medical facilities it can be devastating. Having good, accessible insurance can relieve some of the concern and the financial burden of medical care overseas. One insurance provider that has been serving cross-cultural workers in Asia for years is Talent Trust Consultants (TTc).

Chinese Students in the U.S.

ChinaSource Blog by Joann Pittman

Last November the Institute of International Education published a report on international students in the United States and American students going abroad. According to the report, there were more than 880,000 international students enrolled in American institutes of higher education during the 2013-2014 academic year.

Space, Place, and Face

The Transformation of China’s Church

ChinaSource Blog by Brent Fulton

As urbanization has redrawn the landscape of China, its effects have been far reaching, altering not only the physical geography but also the social fabric in multiple dimensions.

The Spiritual Discipline of Perseverance

ChinaSource Blog by Swells in the Middle Kingdom

It is a very tricky thing to assess when it is time to leave a particular field of service or line of ministry.

Teaching about Easter

ChinaSource Blog by Joann Pittman

Whether you are in the US or working in China, Holy Week offers a great opportunity to introduce Chinese friends to the gospel.

Xi’s “New Normal” and the Chinese Church

ChinaSource Blog by Brent Fulton

Is China’s church facing a nationwide crackdown?

The Confucian World

ChinaSource Blog by Joann Pittman

I haven’t actually read this book, but it looks like a good one to add to my reading list: Confucius and the World He Created, by Michael Schuman.