“The Spirit in Fire and Wind”
An Opportunity for Silent Artists to Converse
In the spring of 2019, ten of China’s highly respected Christian artists gathered at Purdue University to freely display and discuss their work with each other and a fascinated public. Only now is art being encouraged in the church, but this connectedness of art and faith is providing a refuge...
Spreading the Gospel with Christian Propaganda Posters
The author brings to our attention Christian propaganda posters, intentionally used in China between 1927 and 1951, aimed at toppling China’s ideological systems. They provide a view of what Chinese Christians believed about their faith, and how they believed Christ could transform China.
In God We Trust
Contemporary Chinese Christian Art
This brochure, from an exhibit held at Bard College (Annandale on the Hudson, New York) in September 2011, is an introduction to contemporary Chinese art.
Contemporary Chinese Art and Christianity
Contemporary Chinese Christian artists have grown out of historical relationships between Chinese culture, contemporary art, and Christianity. This article looks as these three factors to help us understand contemporary Chinese Christian art.
In Drawing Plain People, He Draws the Face of God
A Book Review
Using a conversation format, the life experiences and oil painting of Yang Feiyun, head of the Chinese Academy of Oil Painting, are explored.
Singing from Underground to the World
Listening to the Music of Contemporary Chinese Christianity
This article looks at the development of Chinese hymns and spiritual songs, along with some examples, during recent periods of Chinese history. These provide insight into the hearts of Chinese Christians during both the difficult days and today’s contemporary church.
When Will "Messiah" Return . . . to Beijing?
In 2001, Handel’s Messiah was performed in Beijing’s Forbidden City conducted by Timothy Su Wenxing (苏文星 ), a Christian. When he took the podium, he displayed a public manifestation of faith seldom seen in the PRC. When will Handel’s Messiah again be performed in China?
Sino-African Relations and International Contexts
The authors provide a brief history of Sino-African relations and international contexts to give readers a deeper understanding of the evolution of China’s engagement with Africa and modern Sino-African relations.
China and Africa
What is the current relationship between China and Africa, and what are its long-term implications? The author looks at the historical backgrounds and contemporary issues that address this question.
The China in Africa Podcast
Listen as Dr. Christopher Rhodes explores the issue of converted Chinese migrants returning home from Africa and the potential political ramifications.
Hand-in-Hand, Carving a New Imprint
With the recent influx of Chinese to Africa, how can the church stand in the gap and bring to these immigrants the gospel that will ultimately result in their reconciliation, not only with God but also with the Africans?
Challenges in Africa for Chinese Christian Workers
Chinese Christian workers in Africa find challenges that are formidable; this article looks at several of the major ones. Yet, despite these challenges, workers are making advancements for Christ’s kingdom.
Building Bridges through Language and Culture
Faith Wanjiku Mworia founded the Discovery Chinese Cultural Center in Nairobi, Kenya for the promotion of cultural and language exchanges between Kenyans and Chinese. She tells how the Center began and describes its outreach and desired outcomes.
An African in China
Joann Pittman interviews “Tim,” a Zimbabwean student living in China, who shares his observations of similarities and differences between the two countries.
Online Videos on the Church and Misuse of Authority
Four videos that deal with the abuse of power in the church.