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The Translation of the Bible into Chinese

Reading Peng’s book, alongside the research of many other scholars of the Chinese Bible, reminds China workers today of the very real merits of the Union translation as well as its prominence within the Chinese church.

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Rising on a New Tide

From the desk of the guest editor.

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China’s Reforming Churches, Continued

The author describes the distinctives of Reformed churches as well as some of the difficulties Reformed churches in China have faced in their commitment to Reformed theology. He highlights three observations about life and ministry in China’s reforming churches.

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ZGBriefs | January 20, 2022

China’s Foreign Firms Are Running Out of a Key Resource: Foreigners (January 19, 2022, Sixth Tone) The strict policies have left large numbers of expats effectively stranded outside China. As many as 100,000 foreigners may be waiting for permission to return to Shanghai alone, local media outlet SmartShanghai estimates. It’s unclear exactly how many foreigners remain in China.

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ZGBriefs | January 13, 2022

Video: Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Christian Faith (January 6, 2022, CantoSense)

As Christians, should we be wary of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)? This episode, we are joined by Dr. Lai Pak Wah to discuss TCM and whether the principles and religious elements should be cause for concern.

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ZGBriefs | January 6, 2022

China’s Reform Generation Adapts to Life in the Middle Class (January 3, 2022, The New Yorker) My students from the nineteen-nineties grew up in rural poverty. Now they’re in their forties, and their country is unrecognizable.

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ZGBriefs | December 30, 2021

Overseas organizations, individuals not allowed to operate online religious info services within the Chinese territory: regulations (December 21, 2021, The Global Times) The measures stipulated that online preaching should be organized and carried out by religious groups, temples and churches and religious colleges that have obtained the Internet Religious Information Service Permit.

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The Translation of the Bible into Chinese

A Book Review

Reading Peng’s book, alongside the research of many other scholars of the Chinese Bible, reminds China workers today of the very real merits of the Union translation as well as its prominence within the Chinese church.

Chinese Church Voices

Responding as a Christian to Beggars

How should Christians respond to those who play loud hymns and beg in front of the church on Sunday? What should the believer’s attitude be towards them? Can a Christian refuse to give money? What does the Bible say? A believer in China discusses this difficult issue.

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A Reader Responds to the 2021 Winter CSQ

Today’s author uses the analogy of human development to add nuance and detail to the story of China’s Reforming churches.

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Raising the Walls of the Sandbox

As churches in China experience continued tightening, it’s worth considering the wider context of the measures and what their broader purpose is.

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The Final Number Is In!

Thanks to all our wonderful friends and donors, we are looking forward to what 2022 will bring with renewed energy for our kingdom calling.

Chinese Church Voices

Christmas Was Different for Chinese Churches

A look at how churches in China thought about and prepared to celebrate Christmas during the pandemic.

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Expatriate Ministry in China during the Age of COVID

The experience of ministering as an expatriate in China is quite different today, as those who remain struggle to carve out meaningful roles in an increasingly challenging environment.

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Top Ten ZGBriefs Links for 2021

Look back at readers’ favorite stories from ZGBriefs.

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Understanding the Challenges of Cross-cultural Workers from China

A New ResearchShare Paper

A PhD dissertation analyzing the experiences of cross-cultural workers sent from China is now available in Chinese.

Chinese Church Voices

Top 10 Chinese Church Voices Posts in 2021

A look back at what caught your attention last year.

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2021’s Top 10 ChinaSource Blog Posts

Before diving into 2022, we take a look back at the top 10 blog posts of 2021.

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A New Year for Those Living in China’s New Normal

As we end one year and begin a new one, it’s time to look back and reflect—and take a deep breath, bracing ourselves for what is to come in 2022. And as we look back and prepare for the future, we do so with open hearts and anticipation, and with awareness of the world around us.

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Looking to 2022 With Thanksgiving

Thank you for following and supporting ChinaSource in these critical times.

Chinese Church Voices

Following the Footprints of Early Missionaries to Yunnan (2)

Nine Christians from several cities in China traveled to Nujiang, Yunnan Province to find the places where early foreign Christians proclaimed the gospel among the Lisu. They met people who knew those early workers and found that their faith, and the faith of those still serving, continues to speak to us today.

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New Media, New Direction

What happens when the regulations increase, and the darkness seems to grow? Jerry An of ReFrame Ministries reflects on the changes God has brought in the past year.

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Remember and Hope this Christmas

This season, as you remember and hope in the coming of Christ, we at ChinaSource wish you all a very Merry Christmas.

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