MDB, PhD, has lived in China with his family since 2013.

Blog Entries

Pressure on the Church, Pressure on the Party

A Reader Responds to the 2022 Winter CSQ

When pressure comes, Christians generally respond in one of three ways: fight, flight, or somewhere in the middle…. When praying for the Chinese church, we must not fail to pray...for the unity of Christians under pressure.

Blog Entries

Finding the “Pastoral Middle” in the Translations Debate

A reader shares his thoughts on the Chinese Union Version of the Bible. 

Book Reviews

Preparing for Chinese Culture

A Book Review

This practical exposition includes discussions regarding ways of thinking about culture, first encounters between Americans and Chinese as well as verbal and non-verbal communication. Four stages of awareness as one progresses through understanding culture are explored along with an explanation of the importance of context.