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ZGBriefs | March 22, 2018
The Foreign Missionaries Who First Turned a Lens on China (March 16, 2018, Sixth Tone)
Very few Chinese people owned cameras at this time. Of even greater value than the photographs themselves was the fact that the missionaries were focusing the lens on what Chinese people considered extremely mundane, looking at Chinese life from a foreigner’s perspective.
Chinese Culture and Christian Stewardship
Chinese believers respond to biblical stewardship.
One Gospel for All Nations: A Practical Approach to Biblical Contextualization
By Jackson Wu
The Bible tells us what to believe—the gospel. It also shows how to contextualize the gospel? In One Gospel for All Nations, Jackson Wu explains practically why we must not choose between the Bible and culture highlights implications for both missionaries and theologians. Contextualization should be practical, not pragmatic; theological, not theoretical.
Saving God's Face: A Chinese Contextualization of Salvation through Honor and Shame
EMS Dissertation Series
By Jackson Wu
Years ago, the author had a startling realization. Theologians and pastors have long taught on the glory of God and its central importance in the Bible. However, because he was living in East Asia, it also dawned on the author that this sort of talk about God’s glory, praising Him, and magnifying His name was simply another way of talking about honor and shame.
A Pastoral Perspective on Contextualization
An Interview with Pastor "Peter"
The guest editor interviews a pastor from eastern China on the topic of contextualization.
Might Christians and Confucians Actually Agree About Human Nature?
For centuries, both Christianity and Confucianism have each sought to reconcile two families of ideas within their belief systems. The author suggests that these two ideologies may have a great deal in common.
Union with Christ and Contextualization in China
Dr. Sun proposes that the theological concept of “union with Christ” has elements that intersect with Chinese culture and can aid in presenting the gospel.
Free eBook: 7 Trends Impacting Foreigners in China
If you are serving in China, or making plans to do so, this is definitely something you will want to read.
Contextualization Mediates History and Meaning
As Wendel Sun writes in this issue of ChinaSource Quarterly, most Christians serving cross-culturally have a strong desire to faithfully and meaningfully communicate the gospel....
Advance and Retreat
Opportunities and Challenges of Han Mission Work among Ethnic Minorities
A worker among ethnic minorities, Ella provides a brief summary of some advantages, challenges, and theological considerations she has experienced.
Contextualization and worldview are partners. Chinese science fiction allows us to see Chinese worldviews that are often not easily observed in everyday life.
Resources for Further Reading on Contextualization
Suggestions for further reading about contextualization and the Chinese church.
Traditional Culture’s Effect on China’s Younger Generations
The author looks at how Chinese youth today deal with filial piety and marriage as they feel both the tug of traditional cultural and the pull of other perceived “goods” in the larger complex, cultural environment of today’s China.