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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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An Invitation to Advance God’s Kingdom in China

ChinaSource is excited about a new year with new possibilities for kingdom work in China and among the Chinese diaspora worldwide. We need your support, both resources and prayer.

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Reckoning with the “Ecclesial Diversity” of Chinese Christianity

Christianity in China and the global diaspora have taken on new layers of complexity, crossing many traditional boundaries. One of the editors of a new book on the subject reflects on what this means for the study of and working relationships in the Chinese church.

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Half a Dozen Plenums

The Sixth Plenum just finished a four-day meeting. What might the resolution that came out of the meeting mean for the church in China?

Chinese Church Voices

Practical Tips for Pastoral Enrichment (2)

Once a pastor is involved in full-time pastoral ministry it can be challenging to continue learning and growing in God’s word and effective ministry methods. This article from ChurchChina shares the insights of several pastors who participated in a forum on how to continue learning.

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From the Middle East to the Middle Kingdom (Part 10)

The Present

What we Christians really want to know is: how can we share the gospel with such a diverse group? If saying the same, short phrase gets you free food in one place and the cold shoulder in another, how can we even dream of a Hui church?

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Remembering My First Thanksgiving in China

Isn’t that like God? To take something small and insignificant and use it. And so it will be for you. This year you may need to be reminded, not of an American holiday, but of China and people you no longer get to live and serve with.

Chinese Church Voices

Giving Thanks in a Difficult Season

We thank him, not because of the blessings we receive from him, but because of who he is at all times.

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China and Me

Growing up as I did in China, I had the privilege of listening and learning from many people who passed through our home and life.

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Lanzhou!

It would be a stretch to say that I have been to the city of Lanzhou, capital of Gansu Province. I can, however, claim to have been through it.

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Rickshaw Boy

A Book Review

Can poverty rob a man of his soul? Can betrayal by the things you love most break the constraints of the God-given conscience and society’s mores? Rickshaw Boy challenges the reader with these wrenching considerations. Though set in a bygone era in a culture that has since been transformed by globalization, Lao She speaks to us clearly—perhaps even more so than to his contemporaries.