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The ChinaSource Blog is a platform where China-ministry practitioners and experienced China-watchers offer timely analysis and insight on current issues relating to the church in China. Drawing from a broad spectrum of theological backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences in China, the blog offers a balanced and broad perspective on the issues of the day. The views represented are entirely those of the contributors; inclusion in the ChinaSource Blog does not imply or equal an endorsement by ChinaSource.

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The Chinese Church May Be More Complex than You Thought

When we talk about Protestant Christianity in contemporary China, two trademarks stand out: dual networks (Three-Self Patriotic Movement and house church movement), and strong governmental oversight or control of the church. However, they also point to a reality of great diversity, richness, and irony.

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Webinar Recording: How Relevant Is the Gospel for the Chinese?

If you missed the live webinar, you can still access the presentation.

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The TSPM—Seeing Beyond History

This enduring narrative of the TSPM is an integral part of the larger Persecuted Church narrative that continues to dominate conversations about the church in China both in Christian and secular circles.

Chinese Church Voices

A Pastoral Letter When the Church Can’t Gather for Communion

A pastor in Shanghai reflects on the importance of the Lord's Supper and expresses the shared desire to again meet in person and partake of this means of grace.

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China’s Harvest Fields

A Book Review

A must read for anyone interested in the church in China, this book provides historical perspective for understanding the current situation and future possibilities.

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In Exile—Still Working

While there are many things we miss about China, we’ve also seen how God, in his sovereign wisdom, has used this time for our good and his glory.

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The Climbers

A Film Review

The true story of Chinese mountaineers who successfully summited Mount Everest (twice)—the Chinese way.

Chinese Church Voices

A T-Shirt Witness in China

Christians in China are not always as hidden as you might think. A Christian volunteer group in northern China is out serving the public wearing t-shirts that read, “Jesus Loves You.” How is such a thing possible in China today?

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Communism’s Questions, Christianity’s Answers

A case could be made that, for many Chinese, Christianity provides credible responses to questions that Communism raises but is ultimately unable to answer.

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In Exile—Still Waiting

I’ve asked God during these days if he really is completely sovereign and he has answered clearly that he is. I’ve asked him if my identity is truly secure in him and not the work and life I suddenly lost. It is. I’ve asked him if all of this could really be for my good. It is. And I’ve prayed that he would help me say blessed be the name of the Lord. He has.