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The Future of the House Church

Above all, church development is not about how we feel, or how difficult it is. It is about fulfilling the Great Commission.

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Spring 2021 Issue

ChinaSource Quarterly

Women and the Missio Dei in China

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Editorial ⋅ Hope Bentley

Women with a Harmonious Purpose—The Missio Dei

From the desk of the guest editor.

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Women in Ministry in China

The author provides an overview of women’s roles in the church over the past 40 to 50 years of its relatively open development in China. She notes the meaningful contributions women have made, challenges they face, and suggestions for dealing with them, as well as the role of outsiders.

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ZGBriefs | June 17, 2021

Covid outbreaks in Chinese ports could cause global goods shortages (June 16, 2021, The Guardian) An outbreak of Covid-19 in southern China has combined with the rapid reopening of the world economy and a shortage of shipping containers to cause a surge in transport costs that could fuel inflation and cause shortages of goods across the globe.

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ZGBriefs | June 10, 2021

China is vaccinating a staggering 20 million people a day (June 9, 2021, Nature) For more than a week, an average of about 20 million people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 every day in China. At this rate, the nation would have fully vaccinated the entire UK population in little more than six days.

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ZGBriefs | June 3, 2021

Faced with a demographic crisis, China relaxes birth limits (June 1, 2021, Christian Science Monitor) On May 31, China’s ruling Communist Party announced it will ease birth limits to allow all couples to have three children instead of two in hopes of maintaining its growth and avoiding the prospect of a declining population.

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ZGBriefs | May 27, 2021

China's Mars Rover Touches Ground On Red Planet (May 22, 2021, NPR) China's first Mars rover has driven down from its landing platform and is now roaming the surface of the red planet, China's space administration said Saturday.

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The Future of the House Church

Above all, church development is not about how we feel, or how difficult it is. It is about fulfilling the Great Commission.

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Making Christ Present in China

Some Notes and Comments

An anthropological look at six churches in Nanping.

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The Chinese Church in Transition

In my view, from the end of the Cultural Revolution in 1976 to the present, the development of the Chinese church (primarily the house church) has gone through roughly three phases.

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Church in China. Or Churches in China?

A reminder that there is not simply the church in China, but there are churches in China.

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Reaching the Next Generation of the Chinese Diaspora

A New Resource for Youth Ministry

To reach Chinese youth around the globe with the gospel, the Youth Awakening Movement (青少年唤醒) has launched the world's first Chinese language youth ministry website.

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Discipleship Distinctives in the Chinese Context

Although disciple making is a universal task with consistent components and principles rooted in scripture, unique discipleship distinctives can be found in every culture. Here are some discipleship distinctives found in the Chinese context.

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The Puzzling Issue of Abandonment of Children with Disabilities

The situation of parents of disabled children in China is undoubtedly complicated, with a variety of factors at play.

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Zooming to New Frontiers

How the Covid-19 shutdown and a 21st-century piece of technology were used to help change traditional forms of the Chinese church—at least for a while.

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Discipleship from Karma to Atonement

A New Resource on ResearchShare.

What is needed for effective discipleship among Tibetan Buddhist background believers?

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Hong Kong!

The city of Hong Kong has a special place in the hearts of quite a few of us on the ChinaSource team.

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God, Caesar, and the Chinese Legal System

Western narratives about China and its church are built on a fundamental, but often unspoken, assumption about the relationship between law and society.

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Common Sense, Nonsense, and CantoSense

A ChinaSource Conversation

Answering the question "Can we be fully Chinese and fully Christian" with a resounding Yes!

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We Have Been Harmonized

A Book Review

“The China we once knew no longer exists. The China that was with us for forty years—the China of ‘reform and opening up’—is making way for something new.”

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When Your Friends Speak Another Language

A New Resource from China Academic Consortium

An Exploration of Christian Theology by Dr. Don Thorsen has been translated into Chinese and is now available.

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Rethinking Church in Today’s World

A continuing conversation on the use of digital tools and trends in how the church gathers for worship and teaching and how they serve their communities.

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To WeChat or Not to WeChat?

What can we do? What can we not do? What should we do? What should we not do?

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