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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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A Chinese Church in Maryland Serving around the World

The pandemic caught all of us by surprise and has limited our travels and our opportunities for being with people in person. Yet the all-wise and all-powerful God continues to be at work, helping us to be creative, and to take steps of faith as we try many things for the first time.

Chinese Church Voices

Giving Thanks in a Shaanxi Church

As people in America were celebrating Thanksgiving last week, a church in Shaanxi province held its 14th annual Thanksgiving service. China Christian Daily tells how they celebrated.

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The Never Ending March

A Book Review

A detailed, yet thoughtful, discussion of the history and political circumstances of the Catholic Church in China.

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Seeing Things Differently

In proposing that we need to get beyond the “persecuted church” narrative, I am not advocating . . . that we leave it behind completely, but rather that we recognize its limits.

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Celebrating a Different Thanksgiving

I thought about those Thanksgivings this year as we contemplate the prospect of a very different Thanksgiving. Covid-19 might prevent us from having the usual gatherings of family or friends; the food may be different. Maybe this is the year to stop and tell a few people that we are thankful for them. And to thank God for them.

Chinese Church Voices

As Churches Reopen in China (2)

Wu Zhonyi highlights two areas more areas in which believers have demonstrated great enthusiasm as churches reopen.

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An Unchanged Endeavor in Changing Times

The prophets’ bifocal view, the far-sighted perspective of the mission of God and caring for the near neighbor and kinsmen before their eyes, helps me reflect on how our faith communities in Hong Kong should reframe our attitudes in facing the challenges ahead.

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Long Peace Street

A Book Review

I’m always interested in new and fresh ways of framing history, and I loved this story of Beijing (and China itself) as told through the road. For Chatwin, it is a history that is ordered “not chronologically, but geographically.”

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Additional Factors for Reaching the 2nd Generation and a Challenge

Principles for reaching second generation Chinese Americans—for parents and churches.

Chinese Church Voices

As Churches Reopen in China (1)

Wu Zhonyi highlights five areas in which believers have demonstrated great enthusiasm as churches reopen.