Recently Added Chinese Church Voices

Chinese Church Voices—translations enabling the English-speaking community outside of China to listen in on conversations taking place within China’s online Christian community. Drawing from a variety of sources representing both the registered and unregistered Chinese churches, clergy and laity, we translate sermons, articles, blog posts, and micro-blogs that are written by Christians in China. 

The content we translate covers a wide spectrum of theological perspectives. The views represented are entirely those of the original author. Inclusion in Chinese Church Voices does not imply or equal an endorsement by ChinaSource

Sep 28, 2012

September - A Month of Prayer for Chinese Churches

by ChinaSource Team

Hong Kong-based ministry CCL called for September to be a month of prayer for China. This article, in the Christian Times summarizes the prayer requests included in the ministry's September newsletter. Of course you can use these as prayer points for October.

Sep 25, 2012

A Domestic Media Report on Jeremy Lin's Faith

by ChinaSource Team

In the past year, Chinese NBA fans have been gripped by "Linsanity," as Chinese-American star Jeremy Lin has taken his place in the NBA firmament. He has close to 3 million "followers" on his Weibo account (@JeremyLin). Not surprisingly, he has been especially popular among Chinese Christians because he is outspoken about his faith in Christ.

Sep 21, 2012

The Church Today is on a Training Ground

by ChinaSource Team

Crossing the river by feeling the stones, a popular Chinese idiom, is a fitting way to describe Chinas emerging urban church. Its leaders have no older generation to look up to, and the opportunities and challenges they face are unprecedented in Chinas history. In this article published in the Christian Times, one pastor describes the dangers facing todays urban church leaders. He cautions them to be humble and teachable, as the decisions they make will affect an entire generation.

Sep 17, 2012

Single Christians and Love

The Cost and Consequences of Adultery

by ChinaSource Team

Changes in Chinese society in recent years have brought changes in the notions of morality and sexual purity. These changes are also being felt within the Church as Christians (as they do elsewhere) struggle to reconcile their beliefs and values with the messages from pop culture. This article in the Christian Times addresses this issue. 

Sep 10, 2012

An Interview with Pastor Yuan Zhi-ming

by ChinaSource Team

Last week the New York Review of Books blog published an interview of American-based Chinese pastor Yuan Zhi-ming conducted by journalist Ian Johnson. In the 1980's Yuan Zhi-ming was a documentary film-maker in China. Because of his involvement in the 1989 protest movement, he was forced to flee China, eventually ending up in the United States. He became a Christian in 1992, and started the China Soul for Christ Foundation, which produced the documentary The Cross: Jesus in China.

Sep 3, 2012

Don't Just be a "Sunday Christian"

by ChinaSource Team

The "Sunday Christian" phenomenon is not just a feature of lukewarm churches in the West. The demands of urban life in China have taken their toll on the commitment of Christians there as well. In this online church publication, two Chinese believers point out the dangers both for the spiritual life of the individual Christian as well as for the church.

Aug 30, 2012

Christianity in Guangdong - an Interview

by ChinaSource Team

This is the third section of an article on the "Fuyinmen" (Gospel Door) website titled "Christianity Brings Western Medicine to Guangdong Province." The first two sections can be found in the previous two posts. In this third section, the reporter conducts an interview with Protestant church officials from Guangdong Province concerning the historical development of the Church in the province.

Aug 26, 2012

Christianity Brings Western Medicine to Guangdong (Part 2)

by ChinaSource Team

The first part of the article on the Fuyinmen (Gospel Door) website focused on western missionary work in the medical field in Guangdong. The second part of the article focuses on education and a missionary's encounter with Hong Xiuquan, who would later lead the Taiping Rebellion.

Aug 20, 2012

Christianity Brings Western Medicine to Guangdong (Part 1)

by ChinaSource Team

In recent years it has become more common for political and religious leaders in China to acknowledge some of the positive aspects of early foreign missionary work in China. 

Aug 16, 2012

25 Danger Signals for Christians

by ChinaSource Team

This anonymous post, on the popular Christian site Living Water, warns Christians to guard against complacency in their relationships, ministry, and pursuit of Christ.