Peter Bryant

Over the last 30 years Peter Bryant (pseudonym) has had the chance to visit, to live for extended periods of time, and to travel to almost all of China’s provinces. As a Christian business person he has met Chinese from all walks of life. He has a particular interest in marketplace ministries and business as mission and enjoys working with emerging Chinese leaders.

Blog Entries

Counting by Sevens—Re-entry into China

Clearing the quarantine and monitoring requirements from arrival to residence.

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The COVID-Era Preflight Checklist

We left China to make a quick trip back to the States. A “quick trip” used to be two weeks. Now it cannot be shorter than a month. The flight used to take us 24 hours door to door; this time it was 48 hours. However, what made this trip different was not the longer flight time or the total length but the ongoing uncertainty and inability to plan much beyond the next step.

Blog Entries

China and the True Jesus

A Book Review

A fascinating look at the history of a little-known, indigenous church group in China.

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We Have Been Harmonized

A Book Review

“The China we once knew no longer exists. The China that was with us for forty years—the China of ‘reform and opening up’—is making way for something new.”

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Training Laborers for His Harvest

A Book Review

An exploration of William Milne’s mentorship of Liang Fa, the first ordained Chinese pastor.

Supporting Article

Missions with Chinese Characteristics

Given governmental laws and China’s situation over past years, the church in China has been creative in how it carries out mission. The author looks at these aspects and how they have influenced mission work both inside and outside China’s borders.

Supporting Article

Chinese Missions along the Belt and Road

China’s Belt and Road Initiative, first conceived in 2013, will encompass 65% of the world population. Bryant provides background about this initiative and what it will involve, then looks at its significance for missions from China.

Blog Entries

A Foot Wide on the Edge of Nowhere

A Book Review

The story of Olive and Theo Simpkin.

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A Song for the Year

As we get ready to start a new year, listen to this song in German or English so you can understand its message. Then, even if you do not understand Chinese, listen to the Chinese version. Listen as Chinese Christians sing about their faith and trust in God who will be with them at night, in the morning and on every future day.

Blog Entries

Threescore and Ten Years

A Special October 1st National Day

China has a lot to celebrate as a nation looking back at its 70-year history; during these years, what has happened with the church in China?