Comments from the guest editor.
With the recent influx of Chinese to Africa, how can the church stand in the gap and bring to these immigrants the gospel that will ultimately result in their reconciliation, not only with God but also with the Africans?
Names from God: The power of Protestant names in China (November 13, 2019, Contemporary China Centre Blog) Church leaders play a central role in the naming process and some are regarded as such adept name-givers that they are approached by people from outside of the church to name children.
Remembering Pastor Samuel Lamb and His Faith in the Face of Persecution in China (November 3, 2019, Christianity Today) I want to share about one special man who was a giant among men of faith and who had an incredible impact on my life.
Houses divided (October 24, 2019, World Magazine) Hong Kong pastors walk a fine line between members who support protests and members who support police.
China’s religion problem: Why the Chinese Communist Party views religious belief as a threat (October 17, 2019, Asia Dialogue) In recent decades the level of repression has increased significantly. At the same time, churches, temples, and monasteries attract large numbers of devotees.
Brother Xu Guoyong, co-founder of Oak Tree Press in Beijing, was tragically killed in an accident in January 2016. In this excerpt from his writings he reflected on the time he spent imprisoned for his faith.
Some of the stories and faces of those brought the gospel to remote areas of China.
If you intend to live and work in China, France, or wherever, check your attitude. With an attitude of acceptance, participation, immersion, you will not only develop meaningful relationships, but language acquisition will be enhanced.
Some observations of the impact of the religious regulations and Siniciation on Three-Self churches.
Have you considered that the Chinese student you are connecting with may one day be a person of influence in China?
The Hou Zaimen church in Jinan, Shandong Province has developed a system for training lay people and managing meeting points which are contributing to the spiritual growth of believers.
"Like everything else about China, the landscape of religious life is quite complicated."
The conversation taught me the importance of relational trust and humility in addressing sensitive historical topics and the vital role of self-critique in forming the most important of connections: ones that bring us closer to our shared sense of brokenness and the need for grace beyond what we can muster....
Three-self church pastor Chen Shengfeng reflects on the identity of the pastor.
Some thoughts on Halloween for Christians in China.
Over the years it has been reiterated that to truly serve the people of China and the Chinese church, one must first be a learner. Adopting a “posture of learning” is essential, but how does one actually do that?
What they should be and how they can damage the witness of the church.