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

Nov 29, 2012

Change Brought About by the Cross

by ChinaSource Team

In the online Christian magazine Kuanye, a contributor who had experienced a horrific car accident testifies how church members rallied to show support. The writer's own response to the incident is contrasted with how the writer probably would have responded had it happened before knowing Christ.

Nov 26, 2012

Overseas Missions: The Chinese Church in Action

by ChinaSource Team

In recent years, churches in China have begun to send missionaries overseas. This article in the Christian Times is about missionaries to Laos, Pakistan, and Cambodia sharing about their experiences in a church in Anhui.

Nov 20, 2012

Xiao Min on Preparing for the Lord's Return

by ChinaSource Team

Xiao Min is the composer of a body of traditional Chinese worship music called the Canaan Hymns. This article from the Christian Times reports on a talk that she recently gave in Anhui Province on the topic of the Second Coming.

Nov 9, 2012

Handling Family Relationships at Holiday Time

by ChinaSource Team

One of the challenges facing those who come to faith in China is how to handle family relationships during the traditional holidays when they return home to be with family members who do not share their faith and may not accept it. In this article, published in the Christian Times just prior to the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holiday, a believer shares some thoughts on how Christians can handle the tensions that naturally arise during holiday visits.

Nov 5, 2012

Four Issues for the Chinese Church

by ChinaSource Team

As Chinese churches, particularly those in the urban areas continue to grow and mature, leaders are increasingly focusing on where the church needs to go from here. This article, published in the Christian Times, is about Pastor Zhang of the Beijing Gospel Missionary Church, and his thoughts on the issues facing the Chinese Church in the near future.

Nov 1, 2012

A Young Christian "Soldier" in Shenzhen

by ChinaSource Team

We often hear about how the church in China is looking for ways to increase its presence in the "public square;" in other words trying to be more visible in society. This article from the Gospel Times is about a family in Shenzhen that is literally doing evangelism in the public square.

Oct 29, 2012

Chinese "Christianeze"

by ChinaSource Team

This cartoon was recently posted on Kuanye, a popular Christian website. It pokes a little bit of fun at Chinese "Christianeze."

Oct 24, 2012

What Does it Mean to Believe in Jesus?

by ChinaSource Team

In this post on the popular Christian Site Voice in the Wilderness (kuanye), the writer addresses a fundamental theological question: What does it mean to believe in Jesus?

Oct 19, 2012

Being Salt and Light in the World

by ChinaSource Team

As the environment changes and restrictions loosen, many Chinese Christians are turning their attention to the issue of how to be salt and light in their communities. This article, published on the popular Christian site Kuanye Zhi Sheng ("Voice in the Wilderness") is about a local ministry in southern China that is reaching out to care for some of China's "left-behind children," children who are left behind in villages and small towns when their parents go to the cities to work. 

Oct 15, 2012

Zhao Xiao: The Role that Workplace Missionaries Play in the "30-30 Vision"

by ChinaSource Team

In the last post we featured an interview with Dr. Zhao Xiao, a prominent Beijing economist and outspoken Christian, conducted in 2008. This article, in the Gospel Times (January 2012), is a report on a talk that Zhao gave addressing the question of how China's future missionary sending movement will be supported.