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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 Future of the House Church

Above all, church development is not about how we feel, or how difficult it is. It is about fulfilling the Great Commission.

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Making Christ Present in China

Some Notes and Comments

An anthropological look at six churches in Nanping.

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The Chinese Church in Transition

In my view, from the end of the Cultural Revolution in 1976 to the present, the development of the Chinese church (primarily the house church) has gone through roughly three phases.

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Church in China. Or Churches in China?

A reminder that there is not simply the church in China, but there are churches in China.

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Reaching the Next Generation of the Chinese Diaspora

A New Resource for Youth Ministry

To reach Chinese youth around the globe with the gospel, the Youth Awakening Movement (青少年唤醒) has launched the world's first Chinese language youth ministry website.

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Discipleship Distinctives in the Chinese Context

Although disciple making is a universal task with consistent components and principles rooted in scripture, unique discipleship distinctives can be found in every culture. Here are some discipleship distinctives found in the Chinese context.

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The Puzzling Issue of Abandonment of Children with Disabilities

The situation of parents of disabled children in China is undoubtedly complicated, with a variety of factors at play.

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Zooming to New Frontiers

How the Covid-19 shutdown and a 21st-century piece of technology were used to help change traditional forms of the Chinese church—at least for a while.

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Discipleship from Karma to Atonement

A New Resource on ResearchShare.

What is needed for effective discipleship among Tibetan Buddhist background believers?

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Hong Kong!

The city of Hong Kong has a special place in the hearts of quite a few of us on the ChinaSource team.