Articles

Supporting Article

New Media and the Church

How WeChat Changes the Dynamics between the Registered Church and Other Believers

Chinese Christians’ views of digital media, especially WeChat, are discussed, including the changes brought about by the coronavirus. The authors continue by looking at the use of digital media in the future, seeing the church as a shaper, not just a userin this digital age.

Resource Corner

The Registered Church in China

Flourishing in a Challenging Environment

This new publication, by Wayne Ten Harmsel, will soon be available. An excerpt from chapter three is included.

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Sunday School Training in China

A Christian worker tells of her experiences in training children’s Sunday school teachers in TSPM churches throughout many areas of China. She also shares the design of her training sessions and makes clear the importance of Sunday school.

ChinaSource Perspective

Viewing the Registered Church through Different Lenses

With the media’s incessant focus on official persecution of the unregistered church in China, Fulton reminds us that it is often easy to forget the vibrant dimensions of Christian life playing out in China’s registered churches.

Book Reviews

Understanding World Christianity: China

A Book Review

Part of the World Christianity Series being produced by Fortress Press, this 2019 publication provides both a panoramic view and thoughtful analysis of many key issues in Chinese Christianity today.

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The Church in China

Making a Difference in Society

The author discusses five key ways in which TSPM churches are having a positive and eternal impact on Chinese society. Although controlled by the government, these churches continue to faithfully serve their Savior knowing that, ultimately, Jesus controls everything

Lead Article

The Three-Self Patriotic Movement

Divergent Perspectives and Grassroots Realities

Vala addresses the history of TSPM churches and the distinction between them and house churches. He looks at their relationship over past years and describes what is happening with both today.

Editorials

Opening the Doors a Bit Wider

From the desk of the guest editor.

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The “Wenzhou Model” and Missions from China

Fulton analyzes the “Wenzhou Model” of missions for how it might be used in twenty-first century missions. He points out some of its strengths, liabilities, and aspects that can be replicated in today’s world and others that cannot.

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Reflections on Chinese Missions

Influencing Factors and Lessons Learned

With the Chinese church’s increasing interest in missions, the authors look at factors that have encouraged this interest and made mission endeavors increasingly possible. They point out fifteen lessons already learned from their involvement in mission.