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With the lack of pastoral ethics and recent church expansion, the use of power often becomes a problem. The causes of power abuse and the church’s response are explored.
China’s “5,000 Years of History”: Fact or Fiction? July 14, 2019, Radii China) The recent elevation of the 5,300-year-old site of Liangzhu to UNESCO World Heritage status revives an old debate about modern China's historical narrative.
Summer Censorship: Weibo Launches “Project Sky Blue” (July 6, 2019, What’s on Weibo) Earlier this week, the administration of Sina Weibo announced a special summer holiday crackdown on “vulgar content.”
Chinese Christianity encounters Islam along the Belt and Road Initiative (July 3, 2019, East Asia Dialogue) Not only is it exporting cultural and economic influence, but with more than thirty million Christians in China, it is slated to become a major exporter of Christianity as well.
Shanghai Sacred: inside China's religious revival – photo essay (June 20, 2019, The Guardian) Photographer and anthropologist Liz Hingley uncovers the spiritual landscape ofChina’s largest city, revealing the spaces and rituals of this cosmopolitan megalopolis that is home to 26 million people…
Knowing what's happening and understanding the context.
But for me, the striking thing was the homogeneity of the churches over time and place. The churches and their pastors simply went faithfully about their business, the business of sharing and teaching their faith, and leading the people in worship—doing what the church is called to do.
The impending divorce of Korean film stars, Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo, causes a Chinese believer to reflect on marriage and love.
Issues of leadership, as part of this world’s struggles, should be addressed in depth. They go beyond “right” or “wrong,” or simply a part of “political correctness.” Leadership is at the core of how to effectively witness Jesus Christ in this generation.
A pastor in China warns of the consumeristic mindset that has sunk into society and threatens to take hold in the church.
Despite the regulatory uncertainty many organizations are now facing, there are a number of unchanging basic principles that can increase the yield of any government relations program.
Following up on Chinese Christians after their expat colleagues had to leave.
A believer in China reflects on how God’s righteousness is a source of refuge and comfort, particularly to “angry youth” in society today.
One of the biggest changes over the last ten years is the aggressive expansion of surveillance technology.
Four possible scenarios for China’s development were identified back in 2007. Which one, if any, will we see in the year 2020?
Meeting the pastors of the church in Ankang, and an impromptu opportunity to share.
Recently, high school seniors across China sat for the infamous gaokao, or National College Entrance Examination. While pressure on students during this time is extremely high, parents of students also feel intense stress over their child’s performance. This article attempts to reassure Christian parents of their child’s worth.
Few aspects of living and working in China today are more important or more challenging than securing the good will and assistance of local Chinese officials. While a host of factors both internal and external to China are adding unwelcome strain to these vital relationships, the basic principles for understanding...