Recent Blog Entries

Sep 22

The Chinese Church’s Attitude towards Its Own History

An Interview with Nathaniel Yuan

by Andrew T. Kaiser

An interview with an oral historian on the importance of church history.

Sep 21

ZGBriefs | September 21, 2017

by Joann Pittman

Featured Article

The Unprecedented Reach of China’s Surveillance State (September 15, 2017, China File)
The Chinese Party-state is building a social credit system for collecting information about all of its citizens by police, courts, and other institutions. This enables the government to reach into society to a degree unprecedented in history.

Sep 20

China's Elderly

by ChinaSource Team

China's burgeoning elderly population is capturing the hearts and imaginations of Christians inside and outside China. Together they are exploring new avenues to reach out to this significant segment of China's population. Here we look at some the challenges facing China's seniors and ways we can pray for them and for those seeking to minister to them in the name of Christ.

Sep 20

China in Africa: Clues to the Future of “Belt and Road?”

by Brent Fulton

Chinese engagement in Africa to date may provide some clues as to how China will impact the "belt and road" nations in the future.

Sep 19

Conversations from Reformation 500, Part 2

by ChinaSource Team

In May of this year, ChinaSource attended the Reformation 500 and the Gospel conference organized by China Partnership. The three-and-a-half day conference in Hong Kong brought together over 3,700 believers (over 3,000 from China) to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Along with hearing from international and mainland Chinese pastors, we interviewed several Chinese attendees to learn more about what drew them to the conference, their take on the current state of the Chinese church, and to hear their impressions of the conference.

We’ve selected excerpts of those interviews showing different perspectives on current church life in China. This week a brother from a reforming church in Shenzhen testifies to faith and reliance on God and a returnee from Chengdu talks about the need for mentoring and adjusting to church in China.

Sep 18

A Call for Photos

China through the Years

by Joann Pittman

From the series Looking Back

As part of our on-going commemoration of the 20th anniversary of ChinaSource, we want to collect photos documenting the changes that have taken place in China. Whether you lived and worked there or were just visiting, we’d love to include your photos. 

Sep 15

Wise Financial Partnerships

The Need for a Framework

by Si Shi (四石)

How can financial resources be shared effectively? What needs to be considered?

Sep 14

ZGBriefs | September 14, 2017

by Joann Pittman

Featured Article

How I Help Students Cheat Their Way to Academic Success (September 12, 2017, Sixth Tone)
I knew what I was doing was unethical, but I also knew I didn’t have enough cash to get through the month.

Sep 13

New Religion Regulations to Take Effect in February

by Brent Fulton

The long-awaited revision of the draft religion regulations circulated last September was signed into law last month and will take effect February 1, 2018.

Sep 12

Conversations from Reformation 500

by ChinaSource Team

Excerpts from conversations with mainland attendees of the Reformation 500 and the Gospel conference held in Hong Kong in May 2017.