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See One, Do One, Teach One
“See one. Do one. Teach one.” A pathway to developing mission-sending capacity in China?
3 Questions: A Look in the Mirror for Leaders
Jordan Wei is an experienced Christian worker in Asia who has spent more than 20 years developing leaders. He shares some recent insights from his own experience that have transformed his understanding of the leader development process.
Chinese Church Voices
Three-Self Church Reflections on Revised Regulations
On September 7, 2017, the Chinese government released revised regulations on religious affairs that will take effect on February 1, 2018. Last month, Tianfeng Magazine, the official magazine of the China Christian Council (CCC) and Three-Self Patriotic Movement (TSPM), posted an article on their WeChat blog highlighting the impact of the regulations and why they are necessary.
11 Ways to Get Involved with ChinaSource
Would you like to be a part of the work of ChinaSource? Here are eleven ways you can get involved.
Street of Eternal Happiness
A Book Review
Street of Eternal Happiness: Big City Dreams along a Shanghai Road by Rob Schmitz the stories of families and their neighbors living along one road in the former French Concession of Shanghai.
The Lenses of History
The latest edition of the ChinaSource Quarterly explores the awareness (or lack thereof) Chinese Christians have regarding the history of Christianity in China, and how history influences the church today. This was not the first time we devoted a Quarterly to the issue of history. In the 2002 spring edition of the ChinaSource Quarterly (known at the time as the ChinaSource journal), we explored the question of how history influences the present in China.
Chinese Church Voices
Church Cross Catches Fire in Henan
Last month images and video of a cross burning on top of a church in Hunan provoked fears of increased government pressure on churches. Due in part to reports of cross removals in certain parts of China in recent years, some Christians speculated that this fire last month was deliberately lit, spreading fear online that the government stepped up a campaign against Christian churches. Those fears were unfounded, reports China Christian Daily, who interviewed the pastor of the church. Although the church had agreed with the government to remove the cross, the fire appears to have been accidental.
A New Look
Annoucing a new website and changes to our publications to better serve you in providing objective, relevant, and high-quality information about the church in China.
International Students in China—an Unreached Diaspora?
Thre are nearly half a million international students in China. Is this an invisible and unreached people group?
ZGBriefs | October 5, 2017
10 Chinese Christians the Western Church Should Know (October 3, 2017, Christianity Today) These saints who played such an essential role in the establishment of an explicitly Chinese church deserve to be recognized for their service. May their stories inspire new generations of women and men in China and beyond to serve God wherever he may lead.
China’s Past as Key to the Present
Examining the lens of Chinese church history to better understand where China’s church finds itself today.
Chinese Church Voices
Churches Prepare for New Regulations
On September 7, 2017, the Chinese government released revised regulations on religious affairs that will take effect on February 1, 2018. Some local Chinese churches have started to study the regulations in order to prepare for the changes. China Christian Daily provides insight on how some churches are readying themselves.
Preparing for Red October
China may be an ancient civilization, but on October 1, it celebrated its 68th birthday.
“China Is Not Russia”
The first chairman of the ChinaSource board reminices about the early years of ChinaSource.
ZGBriefs | September 28, 2017
The Fast-Fading Memories of Harbin’s Migrant History (September 26, 2017, Sixth Tone) The construction of the Chinese Eastern Railway saw the arrival of a wave of Russian immigrants in northeastern China. At first, most were rail workers and their families, but later, merchants who had caught wind of the enormous commercial potential raced to open stores in the northeast. By 1917, Russian immigrants made up more than a quarter of residents in Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang province.