Swells in the Middle Kingdom
Can I Leave Now?
We persevere through the frustration, alienation, and anxiety, trusting that if we seek first the coming kingdom then our loving Father who knows exactly what we need will provide for us—even in the midst of China’s latest storm. Maybe that’s why he keeps us here.
Churches, Posters, and State Propaganda
Compliance and Appropriation
A look at how churches are responding.
Re-thinking What Affects Effectiveness
An article on effective service from the ChinaSource archives.
Being a Western Christian in the Global Church, Part 3
How You Can Serve the Chinese Church
As Christians from the west we must stop thinking in terms of “the west and the rest” and embrace our identity as equal members of the world church, no more special or privileged than any of our sisters and brothers.
Being a Western Christian in the Global Church, Part 2
Recognize Your Place in the Global Church
Once we understand that the world in which we minister has changed significantly, then we are in a position to reassess more accurately what our role ought to be in the global church.
Being a Western Christian in the Global Church
Update Your View of the Global Church
Before we can assess our role in the global church we must first have an accurate picture of the church around the world today.
Dealing with Local Officials in a Changing China, Part 3
Despite the regulatory uncertainty many organizations are now facing, there are a number of unchanging basic principles that can increase the yield of any government relations program.
Dealing with Local Officials in a Changing China, Part 2
One of the biggest changes over the last ten years is the aggressive expansion of surveillance technology.
Dealing with Local Officials in a Changing China
Few aspects of living and working in China today are more important or more challenging than securing the good will and assistance of local Chinese officials. While a host of factors both internal and external to China are adding unwelcome strain to these vital relationships, the basic principles for understanding Chinese officials remain the same.