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Where Can Young People Turn? (1)

A Chinese Christian counselor talks about the current emotional plight of Chinese young people and provides penetrating analysis that is helpful to better understand the challenges that Chinese young people face today.

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Autumn 2020 Issue

ChinaSource Quarterly

China’s Registered Church

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Editorial ⋅ Wayne Ten Harmsel

Opening the Doors a Bit Wider

From the desk of the guest editor.

Lead Article ⋅ Carsten T. Vala

The Three-Self Patriotic Movement

Vala addresses the history of TSPM churches and the distinction between them and house churches. He looks at their relationship over past years and describes what is happening with both today.

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Chinese Church Voices

Where Can Young People Turn? (1)

A Chinese Christian counselor talks about the current emotional plight of Chinese young people and provides penetrating analysis that is helpful to better understand the challenges that Chinese young people face today.

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