Denominationalism or Nondenominationalism?
Is There a Third Way?
The author looks at the history of denominationalism in China and discusses what being part of a denomination means.
The Shaping of Christianity in China Today
A Book Review
Two book reviews provide Eastern (WANG Jun ) and Western (Richard Cook) perspectives on Surviving the State, Remaking the Church: A Sociological Portrait of Christians in Mainland China by Li Ma and Jin Li in which the responses to faith by Chinese Christians in mainland China since 1949 are explored through many interviews.
The Waning of a Pragmatic Cosmopolitanism
Western Denominations in the Views of Cheng Jingyi and Ni Tuosheng
Sun considers the differences between the views of Cheng and Ni regarding denominations in the first half of the twentieth century.
Questions Beneath the Surface
In this issue of ChinaSource Quarterly, husband and wife team, Li Ma and Jin Li, bring together valuable perspectives, primarily from mainland Chinese Christian thinkers, on the emergence of denominations within the contemporary Chinese church.
The Influence of Denominations on Church Organizational Structure in China
The issues of theological stance and church governance that impact the decision of whether or not to be a part of a denomination are discussed.
Denominationalism—A Double-edged Sword
The author alerts us to the dangers that denominationalism can bring, especially with a new generation of educated, urban Christians who desire to pursue godliness.
The Collected Works of Watchman Nee
The books, articles, and sermons of Watchman Nee are available online in both Chinese and English.
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.
A Pastoral Perspective on Contextualization
An Interview with Pastor "Peter"
The guest editor interviews a pastor from eastern China on the topic of contextualization.
Communicating the Gospel with Power among China’s Animistic Peoples
Roland defines animism, recognizes the anxieties of animistic peoples, and considers three areas of importance when applying the gospel to them.
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.
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.
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.
Resources for Further Reading on Contextualization
Suggestions for further reading about contextualization and the Chinese church.
Contextualization and worldview are partners. Chinese science fiction allows us to see Chinese worldviews that are often not easily observed in everyday life.
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. To accurately convey the truth of the gospel in terms that are understandable in the target culture, one needs a deep understanding both of Scripture...
Resistance to Chinese Missionary Sending and Strategies to Defuse Resistance
Facilitating Sustainable Chinese Missionary Sending in the Present Context
The Chinese church passionately desires participation in missionary sending. In this article, several of the key sources of resistance to Chinese missionary sending are surveyed and strategies to defuse this resistance are considered.