Resources by Brent Fulton
Brent Fulton is the president of ChinaSource and the editor of the ChinaSource Quarterly.
Prior to assuming his current position, he served from 1995 to 2000 as the managing director of the Institute for Chinese Studies at Wheaton College. From 1987 to 1995 he served as founding US director of China Ministries International, and from 1985 to 1986 as the English publications editor for the Chinese Church Research Center in Hong Kong.
Dr. Fulton holds MA and PhD degrees in political science from the University of Southern California and a BA in radio-TV-film from Messiah College.
An avid China watcher, Dr. Fulton has written and taught extensively on the church in China and on Chinese social and political phenomena. He is the author of China's Urban Christians: A Light That Cannot Be Hidden and co-authored China's Next Generation: New China, New Church, New World with Luis Bush.
Dr. Fulton and his wife, Jasmine, divide their time between southern California and Asia.
2016: Not “Business as Usual”
In his recent post, “The Challenges of Localization,” Swells in the Middle Kingdom says developments this year in China are pushing organizations like his own to hasten the process of turning their work over to local believers.
3 Questions: A Look in the Mirror for Leaders
Jordan Wei is an experienced Christian worker in Asia who has spent more than 20 years developing leaders. He shares some recent insights from his own experience that have transformed his understanding of the leader development process.
3 Questions: A New Look at Chinese Christians
A ChinaSource "3 Questions" interview with one of the authors of Surviving the State, Remaking the Church: A Sociological Portrait of Christians in Mainland China.
3 Questions: Carol Lee Hamrin
Regarding China’s National Security Commission
A ChinaSource "3 Question" interview with Dr. Carol Lee Hamrin about China’s National Security Commission.
3 Questions: David Joannes
A ChinaSource 3 Questions interview with David Joannes, president and founder of Within Reach Global and author of The Space between Memories.
3 Questions: G. Wright Doyle
Church Growth in the Chinese Church
A ChinaSource "3 Questions" interview with Dr. G. Wright Doyle, director of Global China Center, editor of Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Christianity, and co-editor of Studies in Chinese Christianity, published by Wipf and Stock.
3 Questions: High-Impact Networks
A ChinaSource "3 Questions" interview with Kärin Butler Primuth, CEO of visionSynergy, discussing the characteristics of high-impact networks.
3 Questions: Honor, Shame, and the Gospel
A ChinaSource 3 Questions interview with Werner Mischke, author of The Global Gospel: Achieving Missional Impact in Our Multicultural World and coordinator for “Honor, Shame and the Gospel: Reframing Our Message for 21st Century Ministry,” to be held June 19-21 in Wheaton, Illinois.
3 Questions: Kerry Schottelkorb
A Home for the Forgotten in Qinghai
A ChinaSource 3 Questions interview with Kerry Schottelkorb, Director of Advancement for Christian Action Asia (CAA).
3 Questions: Mentoring Chinese Leaders
A ChinaSource "3 Questions" interview based on the "Walking with Leaders" podcast series.
3 Questions: Remembering the Poor
Brother Tom is a grassroots church planter in an Asian city. For the past twenty years he has worked with a global organization on creating access and sustainability for church planting.
3 Questions: "Salt and Light"
A ChinaSource 3 Questions interview with Stacey Bieler, co-editor of the Salt and Light: Lives of Faith that Shaped Modern China.
3 Questions: Spiritual Formation in China
In the final segment of the “Walking with Leaders” series on ChinaSource Conversations, our monthly podcast, we looked at the spiritual formation of leaders. One of our guests was John, an expat and trained coach whose14 years of service in Asia have included facilitating retreats and leading people through creative spiritual exercises.
Here John shares his thoughts on spiritual formation among Christian leaders in China.
3 Questions: Transparency and Generosity
A ChinaSource "3 Questions" interview with Dr. Gary Hoag, ECFA International Liaison, and Dr. Sas Conradie of Global Generosity Network on the relationship between transparency and generosity.
4 Drivers of Change for Foreign Workers in China
A look at the underlying "drivers" that are affecting ministry opportunities and personnel in China.
4 Takeaways from Xi’s Speech on Religion
At a long-awaited national conference on religion, held in Beijing April 22-23, CPC General Secretary Xi Jinping outlined his vision for “helping religions adapt to the socialist society” under the direction of the Party. Here are a few prominent themes from Xi’s speech.
7 Trends for Foreign Christians in China
The traditional roles of foreign Christians in China are changing.
7 Trends Impacting Foreign Christians in China
By Brent Fulton
The traditional roles of foreign Christians in China are changing. Foreign believers have traditionally served in one of two ways. They have sought to witness for Christ, or they have served the indigenous church directly, primarily in the field of training. Today the maturing of the church, are giving rise to new modes of engagement.