With the lack of pastoral ethics and recent church expansion, the use of power often becomes a problem. The causes of power abuse and the church’s response are explored.
A word from the president of ChinaSource.
Four videos that deal with the abuse of power in the church.
The guest editors' point of view.
What Does Leadership Failure in the West Teach the Chinese Church?
The author looks at positive and negative results of both courageous and servant leadership. From Willow Creek Community Church and the moral failure of its pastor, he draws out lessons to be learned for China’s churches.
Thoughts on the Boundaries of Authority and Power in the Chinese Church
What type of church structure would be best for China’s churches? Considerations include China’s historical church governance, the church’s place in society and government, and how to handle situations of power abuse.
Spiritual political correctness is a form of legalism shrouded by an appearance of spirituality. While it shapes believers’ thoughts and behavior, over time it harms faith and the church and prepares the ground for the abuse of power by pastors. This requires our serious attention.
A Book Review
This novel, in Chinese, is based on the life of Watchman Nee. It looks at his complex relationships as well as his thinking and that of those around him.