Resources by Andrew T. Kaiser
Andrew T. Kaiser, author of Voices from the Past: Historical Reflections on Christian Missions in China and The Rushing on of the Purposes of God: Christian Missions in Shanxi since 1876, has been living and working in Shanxi with his family since 1997.
A New Understanding of the Relationship between Christianity and Chinese Culture
The Missionary's Curse and Other Tales from a Chinese Catholic Village by Henrietta Harrison. Reviewed by Andrew Kaiser Harrison recounts the story of Catholicism in a small village in Shanxi, from its initial arrival at the opening of the seventeenth century right up to the present. She uncovers insights regarding the...
Changing China, Continuing Challenges
Editor's Note: This editorial originally appeared in "What Every Expat in China Ministry Needs to Know" (CS Quarterly, 2013 Summer).
Cross-Cultural Partnerships in China Ministries
The Role of Due Diligence Research
The importance of due diligence in evaluating potential cross-cultural partners in China ministry.
Foreign Christians in Chinese Churches
From joining in Sunday morning worship to attending weekly prayer meetings and Bible studies, much of church life is open to foreign participation.
History Matters Today
Faithful cross-cultural service requires at least some understanding of the local context. During my years in Shanxi I have invested a sizable portion of time and energy into helping my colleagues here—Chinese and expatriate—better understand local history, particularly as it pertains to ministry. I have been impressed over and over...
How Many Christians in China? And Does It Make a Difference?
At the end of 2011 the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life released the latest edition of their statistical report "Global Christianity" detailing the size and distribution of the Christian Church around the globe. Regardless of how one might regard their conclusions, you cannot help but conclude the church...
Less is More
Discipling Believers in a Cross-Cultural Setting
When expatriates engage in discipleship within the Chinese context, some misconnects can occur. What are they and how can they be avoided?
Passing the Baton
Encouraging and supporting local believers as they pursue God’s calling in their lives is much more difficult than simply teaching what is most comfortable for the teacher. Here are a few suggestions to help ensure that outsiders ministering in China remain focused on serving local Chinese Christian communities rather than...
The China beyond Bicycles and Baozi*
China Vignettes: An Inside Look at China by Dominic Barton with Mei Ye. Reviewed by Andrew Kaiser
The Chinese Church’s Attitude towards Its Own History
An Interview with Nathaniel Yuan
An interview with an oral historian on the importance of church history.
The Rushing on of the Purposes of God: Christian Missions in Shanxi since 1876
Studies in Chinese Christianity Series
This is the first complete account of Protestant missions in Shanxi Province, China. This book begins with the arrival of the Protestant missionaries during the 1878 North China Famine and the fiery test of the 1900 Boxer Uprising and subsequent martyrdom of hundreds of Shanxi Christians.
Vision or Vanity? What Are We Passing On?
Both foreigners serving in China and Chinese are experiencing a profound shift in roles. Chinese believers are stepping to the forefront, as it should be, but what should foreigners be passing on to them? How does vision play into this and do we want to pass it on?
Voices from the Past
Historical Reflections on Christian Missions in China
This book makes it possible for today's Christians to benefit from the past experience of these missionary giants, such as Hudson Taylor, Timothy Richard, John Nevius, and William Milne. , Each of the included thirty quotations addresses a different aspect of cross-cultural missions in China.