Blog Entries

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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Real Relations and Real Connections

A Reader Responds to the Autumn CSQ

Whether campus ministry continues to happen primarily online, changes back to in-person, or becomes a hybrid version of the two, building relationships with students is key for the development of campus ministry.

Chinese Church Voices

A Repentance Story

Testimony of a Post-90s Preacher

Young adults in China struggle with many of the same issues their counterparts in other parts of the world face. Here a young man tells of his desire to live his own life and find a well-paid, respected career. Seven years of wandering prepared his heart to respond to the gospel.

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From the Middle East to the Middle Kingdom (7)

Hui and the Cultural Revolution

With the loss of their religious meetings, their halal food, and their freedom to run small businesses, some felt there was nothing left of their Hui identity. But others took another approach.

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Glory to God All the Earth

Songs of the St. Louis Jesuits in Chinese

Worship music in Chinese to strengthen and encourage your soul.

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Exploring the Academic Field of Chinese Christianity

When the academy and the field work together, a mutually enriching process of action and reflection emerges that strengthens mind, body, and spirit, both as individuals and as a community.

Chinese Church Voices

China’s Aging Population and the Church

Part of the impact of the pandemic in Yangzhou was felt among the elderly gathering in mahjong halls. This has prompted the Christian Times to consider the ways that the elderly are spending their free time and how the church might contribute positively to their well-being.

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I Was All Prepared to Share—Or So I Thought!

Being prepared to share what I believe is a vital part of my spiritual wellbeing; here is an important tool for being prepared and knowing when others are prepared to hear.

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5 Prayer Resources for China

There is much to pray about when it comes to China and churches in China, but sometimes it’s hard to know specifically how to prayer. These resources will help.

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Grappling with Multiple Identities

When faced with various identities in a complicated world, how might Christians understand and respond to potential conflicts?

Chinese Church Voices

We Are in the Lord’s Care

The Testimony of a New Mother

As her life and the life of her new-born daughter are threatened, a new mother recognizes that their lives are in God’s hands, and she can trust him.