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Theology in a Chinese Idiom

Join us for a discussion of theology as an "idiomatic activity," expressing Christian thought in ways that are natural to a cultural native, looking specifically at key cultural material in Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism.

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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 | May 6, 2021

Will Easing of Student Visa Restrictions Rekindle China-US Exchanges? (May 5, 2021, The Diplomat) It’s a step in the right direction, but there are still substantial hurdles – both logistical and political – for Chinese students to come to the U.S.

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ZGBriefs | April 29, 2021

US Relaxes Entry Restrictions on Students Traveling From China (April 28, 2021, Sixth Tone) Finally, Chinese people traveling to America for school won’t have to take a 14-day detour in a country not affected by the Trump administration’s travel bans.

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ZGBriefs | April 22, 2021

“The Six,” a Film About Chinese Titanic Survivors, is Getting Rave Reviews in China (April 19, 2021, Radii China) The six were professional sailors onboard the Titanic, heading to New York to transfer to their next destination.

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ZGBriefs | April 15, 2021

'Ping Pong Diplomacy's' Legacy Challenged, 50 Years Later (April 10, 2021, NPR) Today marks the 50th anniversary of Ping-Pong diplomacy. That's when the U.S. table tennis team went to China for exhibition games at the height of the Cold War. Their trip changed history.

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Theology in a Chinese Idiom

A Webinar on Reshaping the Conversation

Join us for a discussion of theology as an "idiomatic activity," expressing Christian thought in ways that are natural to a cultural native, looking specifically at key cultural material in Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism.

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Honoring Mothers—In China

Mother's Day. A good time to celebrate mothers.

Chinese Church Voices

Chinese Church Voices—On Pause . . .

Chinese Church Voices (CCV) will be pausing, regrouping and be better able to listen.

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Bamboo in Mist

A Book Review

For those seeking a better understanding of Chinese spirituality, this book provides a collection of insightful snapshots.

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Acknowledging and Managing the Tension

A Reader Responds to “Women and the Missio Dei in China”

Five tensions women face serving in the Missio Dei.

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Taking Ourselves (and the Gospel) Seriously

Many of the China stories told by Christians inside and outside China are uplifting accounts of faith, of changed lives, and loving communities. There is clearly a disconnect between these voices and those that have unfortunately become mainstream within some evangelical circles. When it comes to their rhetoric about China and the Chinese, it is time for these Christian leaders to take themselves, as well as the gospel, seriously.

Chinese Church Voices

The Increasing Role of the Laity

For decades, the church in China has relied on lay people. Some would say this is an ideal situation in the church. Others would say that the phenomenon points to deeper problems within the Chinese church. To be sure, the pros and cons of the rise of laypeople are debated within the Chinese church.

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The Ministry of Women in the Chinese Church

A reader responds to the spring issue of CSQ with insightful observations and questions.

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Beethoven in Beijing

A Film Recommendation

The remarkable story of the Philadelphia Orchestra's decades-long relationship with China is told in the documentary film Beethoven in Beijing. See it free until May 14, 2021.

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As Many as the Stars

A Book Review

Robert Glover’s engaging memoir of how he and his family children came to China from the UK and created the charity Care for Children.

Chinese Church Voices

“Forced Marriage” and Spring Festival

A Christian Film Maker Explores the Pressure on Young People

An interview with Christian film maker Geng Haiying about his recently released documentary highlighting the problem of “forced marriages” in Chinese society today.

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The Inconvenience of Incarnational Ministry

Yes, we can use WeChat and many other ways to speak Life to our personal networks of image-bearers. But we speak best, truest, and fullest in the flesh.

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CMC Global 2020—On Demand

If you want to be encouraged by what God is doing in the world, I encourage you (and your church or small group) to take advantage of this opportunity.

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An Earlier CSQ Look at Women in China

From the 2002 summer issue of ChinaSource Quarterly.

Chinese Church Voices

Celebrating Easter across China

How did churches across China celebrate Easter? This article from China Christian Daily gives a flavor of some Easter celebrations in Three-Self registered churches in three different provinces.

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It’s Easter. It’s Been a Long Time. Why Am I Still Hurting?

Because that’s how grief works. It is not just a once in a lifetime thing, it comes back at unexpected moments.

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