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Who Moved My Church?

The key to the Western church’s ongoing effectiveness may well be its ability to learn from majority world believers, many of whom have experience in living out their faith in the face of political and cultural restrictions.

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Winter 2022 Issue

ChinaSource Quarterly

Chinese Christians in the New Era

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Editorial ⋅ Peter Bryant

Reflecting Together on the New Era

From the desk of the guest editor.

Lead Article ⋅ Peter Bryant

A Decade of Change and Future Prospects

Bryant outlines the four areas in which China has most changed over the past decade. He discusses what these involve and their significance for the church in China.

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ZGBriefs | January 26, 2023

Frontline Wuhan: the first city struck by Covid-19 learns its lessons (January 25, 2023, South China Morning Post) Emergency doctor Ai Fen was one of the first in the world to see the effects of the new coronavirus and has just coped with latest wave. The city’s healthcare system was better prepared this time and handled the rising cases with ease, but there is still room for improvement.

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ZGBriefs | January 18, 2023

China's population falls for first time since 1961 (January 17, 2023, BBC) The population in 2022 - 1.4118 billion - fell by 850,000 from 2021. China's birth rate has been declining for years, prompting a slew of policies to try to slow the trend. But seven years after scrapping the one-child policy, it has entered what one official described as an "era of negative population growth".

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ZGBriefs | January 12, 2023

Xi’s China, Christ’s Kingdom, and a Suffering Church: Review: ‘Faithful Disobedience’ by Wang Yi (January 11, 2023, The Gospel Coalition) The rich analysis of China’s house church and its theology contained in this collection offers precious insights into one of history’s most remarkable Christian movements.

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ZGBriefs | January 5, 2022

Confucius, the Buddha, and Christ - Book Review (January 4, 2022, Global China Center) In this book, Covell tries to analyze outstanding attempts to “bring the Christian faith and Chinese culture together,” and the focus “is on the shape and nature of the message that has been preached in China – the gospel in Chinese.

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Who Moved My Church?

The key to the Western church’s ongoing effectiveness may well be its ability to learn from majority world believers, many of whom have experience in living out their faith in the face of political and cultural restrictions.

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A New Song of the Wanderer for Today

Above All Things: The Romance and War between Christianity and Science

What is the truth about the relationship between science and faith? Are they incompatible or harmonious with each other? . . . Above All Things: The Romance and War between Christianity and Science . . . attempts to analyze the delicate relationship between science and faith.

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Peacemaking in China

Beginnings

People shared their conflict stories, how they viewed face issues (saving, giving, and losing face), the hindering impact of face on reconciliation, and how God enabled them to set aside face to apologize and forgive…They have demonstrated that conflict resolution and relational restoration in face-saving cultures is possible!

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Opportunities and Challenges During Chinese New Year

How should Chinese Christians celebrate Chinese New Year? What’s the best way to live out the gospel during the celebrations? A pastor from mainland China reflects on these questions.

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Thoughts in Response to the End of the “Golden Age”

If Christian workers, foreign or local, were aware of the cyclic historical pattern, they might be less surprised by the recent retightening of religious policy after four decades of reform. It was just a matter of time.

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Sharing Eternal Truth on Shortwave Radio

Old-School Tech Beats Modern Monitoring

What if I told you there was a safe, secure way in which information can be received by people in China? It cannot be easily turned off or blocked, it cannot be traced, it leaves no digital footprint, and best of all, it cannot be censored or edited.

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Dazzled by Our Lord’s Provision

We give thanks to God for our wonderful community of supporters, whose donations and prayers will help us follow the Lord’s call to spread the gospel among Chinese people globally.

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Being Chinese, Staying Christian in Europe

“We need to have the confirmation and confidence in the Lord that our first identity is as followers of Jesus, not as Chinese immigrants, businessmen, elders, founding pastors, or church-building pastors. Our most important identity is in our union with Christ.”

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Top 10 ZGBriefs Links for 2022

Readers’ most-clicked ZGBriefs links of 2022.

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China’s New Civil Religion

A Challenge and Opportunity for Engagement: Public Lecture

China is…in the midst of a religious boom, which the government is trying to use to further its grip on power… But can authoritarianism and religious life coexist?

Chinese Church Voices

Opening the Eyes of My Heart

I was once lost but was bought by God at great price. I had been a confused Christian for many years, and there was no change in my life until God opened my spiritual eyes and made me see.

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Revisiting My Favorite Posts from 2022

A New Twist on the Top 10 List

Our assistant content manager shares the blog posts that most impacted her last year. What were your favorites?

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Happy New Year—2023!

As we begin the new year, let’s lift our eyes to the God of the nations and together worship him. And pray . . .

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God and His People at Work in China

No matter what is happening, God is always on the move.

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An Interview with a Missions Leader in China (3)

International mission agencies can offer guidance. We need guides. I don’t mean a simplistic, short-term orientation course. But neither do we need a boss who only gives commands and does not truly walk with us. I mean each missionary needs a genuine guide.

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This Changes Everything

The promise of Christmas is not that everything changes tomorrow, but that change is possible through Christ…It begins with the transformation of human hearts.

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