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In Exile—Still Working

While there are many things we miss about China, we’ve also seen how God, in his sovereign wisdom, has used this time for our good and his glory.

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Autumn 2020 Issue

ChinaSource Quarterly

China’s Registered Church

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Editorial ⋅ Wayne Ten Harmsel

Opening the Doors a Bit Wider

From the desk of the guest editor.

Lead Article ⋅ Carsten T. Vala

The Three-Self Patriotic Movement

Vala addresses the history of TSPM churches and the distinction between them and house churches. He looks at their relationship over past years and describes what is happening with both today.

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ZGBriefs | September 17, 2020

State Department lowers China travel advisory but warns of 'arbitrary detentions and exit bans' (September 14, 2020, USA Today) The U.S. Department of State lowered its advisory for China on Monday, from level 4 ("Do not travel") to level 3, urging Americans to reconsider any travel to that country.

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ZGBriefs | September 10, 2020

China doubles down against foreign teachers spreading Christianity (September 6, 2020, South China Morning Post). New foreign hires will also have to complete 20 hours of political indoctrination covering China’s development, laws, professional ethics and education policies.

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ZGBriefs | September 3, 2020

In China, the ‘Great Firewall’ Is Changing a Generation (September 1, 2020, Politico) Once it seemed inevitable that the internet would create a more open society. Now it’s fostering young nationalists.

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ZGBriefs | August 27, 2020

Life on the Slow Train: Views of a Vanishing China  (August 21, 2020, Sixth Tone)First built in the 1950s, the iconic green trains are a relic of another age, differing in almost every way from the sleek high-speed rail cars replacing them. Tickets are dirt-cheap. The carriages are crowded, chaotic, and stifling in the summer […]

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China’s Harvest Fields

A Book Review

A must read for anyone interested in the church in China, this book provides historical perspective for understanding the current situation and future possibilities.

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In Exile—Still Working

While there are many things we miss about China, we’ve also seen how God, in his sovereign wisdom, has used this time for our good and his glory.

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The Climbers

A Film Review

The true story of Chinese mountaineers who successfully summited Mount Everest (twice)—the Chinese way.

Chinese Church Voices

A T-Shirt Witness in China

Christians in China are not always as hidden as you might think. A Christian volunteer group in northern China is out serving the public wearing t-shirts that read, “Jesus Loves You.” How is such a thing possible in China today?

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Communism’s Questions, Christianity’s Answers

A case could be made that, for many Chinese, Christianity provides credible responses to questions that Communism raises but is ultimately unable to answer.

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In Exile—Still Waiting

I’ve asked God during these days if he really is completely sovereign and he has answered clearly that he is. I’ve asked him if my identity is truly secure in him and not the work and life I suddenly lost. It is. I’ve asked him if all of this could really be for my good. It is. And I’ve prayed that he would help me say blessed be the name of the Lord. He has.

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No Language Requirement

China has offered me the most experiences for worshiping outside of my culture and this morning my mind wandered back to my first Sunday morning there.

Chinese Church Voices

The 996 Work Culture

A Christian response to the high-paced, relentless work environment of China.

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5 Thoughts on How the Church Grows

What can we learn so far from this research?

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In Exile—Still Learning

Our teachers were absolute heroes. . . . They kept us learning as much as we could in the middle of strict quarantine for them and exile for us.

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A Look at China’s Registered Church

From the 2020 Autumn Issue of CSQ

The autumn issue of ChinaSource Quarterly , comes out next week and here’s a glimpse of what’s in store.

Chinese Church Voices

My Husband Gambles—What Should I Do?

Pastoral advice for helping a spouse with a gambling addiction.

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Why Chinese Become Christians

3 Additional Factors

Who and what most influenced Chinese believers to follow Christ?

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In Exile—Outside the Wall

A look at where they’ve landed, how they’re continuing their work from a distance, and what God’s been teaching them.

Chinese Church Voices

Living a “Down to Earth” Faith

A common concern for Christians in China is how to live out their faith outside of the church. Pastor Chen Shengfeng advises Christians how to carry themselves winsomely around their non-Christian family and friends.

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