Comments from the guest editor.
With the recent influx of Chinese to Africa, how can the church stand in the gap and bring to these immigrants the gospel that will ultimately result in their reconciliation, not only with God but also with the Africans?
Remembering Pastor Samuel Lamb and His Faith in the Face of Persecution in China (November 3, 2019, Christianity Today) I want to share about one special man who was a giant among men of faith and who had an incredible impact on my life.
Houses divided (October 24, 2019, World Magazine) Hong Kong pastors walk a fine line between members who support protests and members who support police.
China’s religion problem: Why the Chinese Communist Party views religious belief as a threat (October 17, 2019, Asia Dialogue) In recent decades the level of repression has increased significantly. At the same time, churches, temples, and monasteries attract large numbers of devotees.
"Like everything else about China, the landscape of religious life is quite complicated."
The conversation taught me the importance of relational trust and humility in addressing sensitive historical topics and the vital role of self-critique in forming the most important of connections: ones that bring us closer to our shared sense of brokenness and the need for grace beyond what we can muster....
Three-self church pastor Chen Shengfeng reflects on the identity of the pastor.
Some thoughts on Halloween for Christians in China.
Over the years it has been reiterated that to truly serve the people of China and the Chinese church, one must first be a learner. Adopting a “posture of learning” is essential, but how does one actually do that?
What they should be and how they can damage the witness of the church.
It is time for African Christians to take the next step in cross-cultural disciple-making and engage the Chinese in their midst. Fred and Faith and their colleagues have shown the way. May many others join them as well as develop new creative ventures for the sake of the gospel.
Many Chinese today are obsessed with attaining lives of luxury. A Christian observes that this obsession grows out of a desire for identity and recognition that can only truly be found in the gospel.
In the midst of all the required teacher feedback and correction, there are thought-provoking surprises; those reminders that there’s always so much more going on than pronunciation or grammar.
An ebook for anyone working in or considering serving in a creative-access country.