One of the strengths of ChinaSource is that we actively seek to include a variety of voices and viewpoints in our publications. This breadth of viewpoints gives our readers a more accurate understanding of the complexity of the Chinese context and the church in China. The writers listed here are regular contributors to the ChinaSource Quarterly and the ChinaSource Blog.

While we seek breadth and depth in our content through our guest contributors, the opinions expressed by them in our publications and in the public domain are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of ChinaSource and does not indicate endorsement of those opinions.


G. Wright Doyle

G. Wright Doyle is the director of China Institute and Global China Center, the editor of Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Christianity, and co-editor of Studies in Chinese Christianity, published by Wipf and Stock. For more on effective ministry among Chinese, see Reaching Chinese Worldwide, by G. Wright Doyle.

Andrew Kaiser

Andrew T. Kaiser, author of Voices from the Past: Historical Reflections on Christian Missions in China and The Rushing on of the Purposes of God: Christian Missions in Shanxi since 1876, has been living and working in Shanxi with his family since 1997.

Barbara Kindschi

Barbara Kindschi has been privileged and challenged to teach English in China, Myanmar, Laos, and beginning this year, Mongolia. Her classes have been filled with undergrads, professors, accountants, hotel employees, monks, government workers, and beauty pageant contestants. They continue to be both her students and teachers as she now tutors online.

She is also part of a team at Thrive Connectionwriting daily devotionals to encourage women in their faith and life overseas.

Tabor Laughlin 

Tabor Laughlin (pseudonym) is a PhD student in intercultural studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He received his MDiv from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in missions and his bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Oklahoma State University.

Laughlin has served in China for ten years, and is president of a small sending agency in China, overseeing fifteen workers in three cities. He currently lives with his wife and children in Deerfield, IL. He blogs at ChinaSource and Desiring God, and is the author of Becoming Native to Win the Natives (Wipf and Stock Publishers).

LI Jin 

LI Jin is a PhD student at Calvin Theological Seminary. Prior to seminary he was a PhD candidate in economic history at a Shanghai university. He has been writing on Christian thought for media outlets both in mainland China and Hong Kong. He is also a columnist on social and economic issues for

Mary Li Ma

Mary Ma (MA Li) holds a PhD in sociology from Cornell University. Currently a research fellow at the Henry Institute of Christianity and Public Life at Calvin College, she and her husband Li Jin coauthored articles, book chapters, and recently a book on Christians in mainland China. They are also columnists on social and economic issues for

R. Scott Rodin 

Scott Rodin has a passion for helping Christian ministry leaders take a biblical approach to leadership development, strategic planning, board development and raising kingdom resources. Over the past thirty years he has worked with hundreds of organizations in the U.S., Canada, Middle East, Great Britain, China, India, the Philippines and Australia.

Dr. Rodin is president of The Steward’s Journey and Kingdom Life Publishing. He also runs Rodin Consulting, Inc. He is a Senior Fellow of the Association of Biblical Higher Education and is past board chair of ChinaSource.

Dr. Rodin holds ThM and PhD degrees in systematic theology from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.  His books include,

  • Steward Leader Meditations (Kingdom Life Publishing, 2016)
  • Christ Centered Generosity (Kingdom Life Publishing, 2015)
  • The Choice (ECFA Press, 2014)
  • The Steward Leader (InterVarsity Press, 2010)
  • The Sower (ECFA, 2009)

Dr. Rodin is married to Linda and they reside in Spokane, Washington.

Follow his blog at:

Jackson Wu

Jackson Wu (pseudonym) has a PhD in Applied Theology from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, having earned an MDiv (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary), MA (Philosophy, Texas A&M), and a BS (Applied Mathematics, Texas A&M). He has worked as a church planter and now teaches theology and missiology for Chinese pastors. In addition to his published journal articles, he maintains a blog at

Amy Young 

When Amy Young first moved to China she knew three Chinese words: hello, thank you, and watermelon. Today she blogs regularly at The Messy Middle  and is the director of global operations for Velvet Ashes. She has also authored two books written to help those who live and serve in China: Looming Transitions: Starting and Finishing Well in Cross-Cultural Service and Love, Amy: An Accidental Memoir Told in Newsletters from China.