Recently Added ChinaSource Conversations

Bringing together those with China expertise and experience to share ideas and dialog around timely topics impacting China's church. These discussions are offered as podcasts for mutual learning and for equipping those who serve in China. Subscribe to ChinaSource Conversations on iTunes or add this feed to your podcast app


Dec 6, 2016

Being a Faithful Steward in an Increasingly Wealthy China

by ChinaSource Team

In this podcast Dr. Scott Rodin talks about efforts to develop faithful stewards among believers in China through the Faith and Generosity in China Initiative. After elaborating on the concept of the faithful steward, Scott looks at the uniqueness of China today as relates to the growing need for biblical stewardship teaching. He then closes with an introduction to several new resources being made available in China in the coming months.

Nov 1, 2016

Contextualization and Chinese Culture

In this podcast ChinaSource Senior Vice President Joann Pittman interviews Jackson Wu and Sam Chan. Their discussion examines the process of interpreting, communicating and applying the Bible in a particular cultural context. Effective contextualization communicates the gospel message in a way that is faithful to how God has revealed it through scripture but also in a way that hearers can understand in their own cultural setting. 

Sep 6, 2016

Christian Education in China

Inside and Outside the Classroom

A ChinaSource Podcast

This podcast features a discussion among three educators, one from China and two from the United States, about trends in Chinese Christian education. They look specifically at a private school model that features a holistic educational experience grounded in a Christian worldview. In this podcast Dr. Charlie Brainer of Taylor University also traces the development of private schools in China against the backdrop of competing national educational goals. 

Aug 2, 2016

Serving Marketplace Leaders in China

A ChinaSource Podcast

This podcast looks at faith in the workplace through the lens of a new study on Christian marketplace leaders in China. Tyler and Mark, the principal researchers, discuss their own experiences in working with Chinese Christian CEOs and reflect on lessons learned from their recent study. Tyler is originally from the United States, where he worked in finance before moving to Hong Kong with his family. Mark is from China, where he serves as a pastor to Christian business leaders.

Jun 7, 2016

Why Read Books about China?

A ChinaSource Podcast

ChinaSource Senior Vice President Joann Pittman invites two friends, colleagues, and voracious readers—Andrew Kaiser, author of Voices from the Past: Historical Reflections on Christian Missions in China, and Amy Young, author of Looming Transitions: Starting and Finishing Well in Cross-Cultural Service—to join her in a discussion of why it is important to read books about China and which books they find to be most helpful. 

May 3, 2016

Businesses that Bless

A ChinaSource Podcast

Brent Fulton, president of ChinaSource talks to Gary Hopwood, chief global officer for David C. Cook, and Nora Hughes, the founder of Business4Blessing about doing business in China to bless the people and the community. They distinguish the business-as-blessing concept from other ways of viewing using business to bring the gospel to a community, including characteristics of a business that blesses a community and how to get started in this kind of business.

Mar 31, 2016

5 Keys for Adapting and Thriving in Chinese Cultural Settings

A ChinaSource Podcast

Brent Fulton, president of ChinaSource, talks with Joann Pittman, senior vice president of ChinaSource, and Amy Young, author of Looming Transitions: Starting and Finishing Well in Cross-Cultural Service about five essential keys for adjusting well to the cultural challanges of China. They also introduce ChinaSource Institute and its first on-line course "China: Serving Well Where You Don't Belong," taught by Joann and Amy. 

Feb 3, 2016

China’s Urban Christians: A Light That Cannot Be Hidden

A ChinaSource Podcast

Brent Fulton, president of ChinaSource, Joann Pittman, senior vice president of ChinaSource, and Mark Swallow, host of ChinaSource Conversations, discuss the urban church in China and Brent’s new book, China’s Urban Christians: A Light that Cannot Be Hidden.

Jan 5, 2016

Spiritual Formation

Walking with Leaders | Episode 4

A ChinaSource Podcast

From the series Walking with Leaders | Podcasts

In the fourth and final podcast in the “Walking with Leaders” series, we want to focus on the topic of spiritual formation—the big picture and landscape of ones journey to becoming more like Jesus.  If coaching is about drawing out and mentoring is about pouring in, spiritual formation is the big picture of our relationship with God.

Nov 9, 2015

Mentoring in the Chinese Context, Part 2

Walking with Leaders | Episode 3

A ChinaSource Podcast

From the series Walking with Leaders | Podcasts

In part two of our podcast “Mentoring in the Chinese Context,” we’ve brought back the same group of speakers to continue the conversation. In this episode they discuss what it means to be effective in ministry in the context of a changing China. They also explore the cultural complexities that should be noted when mentoring in China.