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Strong faith is built upon history. Trust in God rests on the memory of what God has done in the past and the consistency of his character seen in the historical record of his dealings with humankind. Whitefield explains why knowledge and reflection on history are essential for the church in a variety of contexts. For foreign workers serving in an alien context, their willingness to learn the history of their area communicates a depth of interest in the people they are serving.
Why Do We Keep Writing About Chinese Politics As if We Know More Than We Do? (October 16, 2017, China File) Even the best-sourced experts can’t discern how policy preferences and objectives shape political coalitions or élite Party divisions, and we lack critical diagnostic information that would be necessary to confirm or refute competing hypotheses about major political questions.
Issues and Challenges for Chinese Christians as Seen Online (September 8, 2017, Chinese Law and Government) This edition of Chinese Law and Government hopes to go beyond the tired paradigm of control and resistance by presenting a small sample of the kind of online content created by Chinese Christians, revealing to some extent what topics and issues are important to church members.
10 Chinese Christians the Western Church Should Know (October 3, 2017, Christianity Today) These saints who played such an essential role in the establishment of an explicitly Chinese church deserve to be recognized for their service. May their stories inspire new generations of women and men in China and beyond to serve God wherever he may lead.
The Fast-Fading Memories of Harbin’s Migrant History (September 26, 2017, Sixth Tone) The construction of the Chinese Eastern Railway saw the arrival of a wave of Russian immigrants in northeastern China. At first, most were rail workers and their families, but later, merchants who had caught wind of the enormous commercial potential raced to open stores in the northeast. By 1917, Russian immigrants made up more than a quarter of residents in Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang province.
“See one. Do one. Teach one.” A pathway to developing mission-sending capacity in China?
Jordan Wei is an experienced Christian worker in Asia who has spent more than 20 years developing leaders. He shares some recent insights from his own experience that have transformed his understanding of the leader development process.
On September 7, 2017, the Chinese government released revised regulations on religious affairs that will take effect on February 1, 2018. Last month, Tianfeng Magazine, the official magazine of the China Christian Council (CCC) and Three-Self Patriotic Movement (TSPM), posted an article on their WeChat blog highlighting the impact of the regulations and why they are necessary.
Would you like to be a part of the work of ChinaSource? Here are eleven ways you can get involved.
Street of Eternal Happiness: Big City Dreams along a Shanghai Road by Rob Schmitz the stories of families and their neighbors living along one road in the former French Concession of Shanghai.
The latest edition of the ChinaSource Quarterly explores the awareness (or lack thereof) Chinese Christians have regarding the history of Christianity in China, and how history influences the church today. This was not the first time we devoted a Quarterly to the issue of history. In the 2002 spring edition of the ChinaSource Quarterly (known at the time as the ChinaSource journal), we explored the question of how history influences the present in China.
Last month images and video of a cross burning on top of a church in Hunan provoked fears of increased government pressure on churches. Due in part to reports of cross removals in certain parts of China in recent years, some Christians speculated that this fire last month was deliberately lit, spreading fear online that the government stepped up a campaign against Christian churches. Those fears were unfounded, reports China Christian Daily, who interviewed the pastor of the church. Although the church had agreed with the government to remove the cross, the fire appears to have been accidental.
Annoucing a new website and changes to our publications to better serve you in providing objective, relevant, and high-quality information about the church in China.
Thre are nearly half a million international students in China. Is this an invisible and unreached people group?
Examining the lens of Chinese church history to better understand where China’s church finds itself today.
On September 7, 2017, the Chinese government released revised regulations on religious affairs that will take effect on February 1, 2018. Some local Chinese churches have started to study the regulations in order to prepare for the changes. China Christian Daily provides insight on how some churches are readying themselves.
China may be an ancient civilization, but on October 1, it celebrated its 68th birthday.
The first chairman of the ChinaSource board reminices about the early years of ChinaSource.
As ChinaSource celebrates 20 years of service we are digging into our archives for articles chronicling the myriad far-reaching changes in China during the past two decades. Here we look at urbanization.
This year China Source marks its 20th anniversary as a clearinghouse of information and relationships for Christians engaged in China. As part of our celebration, Chinese Church Voices is taking a look back with Chinese Christians at what has changed in China over the past 20 years.