On June 4, 2015, ChinaSource President Brent Fulton was a guest on the Connecting Faith program of My Faith Radio in the Twin Cities. Host Neil Stavem spent the hour talking with Brent about modern China and some of the unique challenges and opportunities facing the country and the church in China 26 years after the crackdown in Tiananmen Square.
As always, Neil came ready with some great questions. I listened to the entire program and condensed the conversation down to 14 key questions, listed below. You’ll have to click over to the Connecting Faith website to hear Brent’s answers. You can listen online or download it to your device as a podcast.
1. How possible or likely is it that the events of 1989 could be repeated in China today?
2. What is the “Chinese Dream” that the government talks so much about today?
3. Is there an overarching idea or ethos that encapsulates the nation of China today?
4. How culturally or ethnically diverse is modern China?
5. What is the impact of the urban/rural income gap and the migration of peasants to the cities?
6. What are the issues that the youth of China currently face?
7. How high is the cost of following Christ in China today?
8. How is the church influencing society?
9. What is it about Christianity that resonates with so many Chinese people today?
10. What are the opportunities for Christians from the West to serve in China?
11. How can Christians here in the United States reach out to and influence the thousands of Chinese students coming to our schools and universities?
12. How would you describe the theology of the Chinese church?
13. What opportunities exist for Christians in China to access theological materials and/or training online?
14. What is the best way to pray for China?
Perhaps these are things you've been wondering about as well. As they say, listen to the whole thing.
Image Credit: Tiananmen Square in Summer, by Joann Pittman, via Flickr
Joann Pittman is senior vice president of ChinaSource and editor of ZGBriefs. Prior to joining ChinaSource, Joann spent 28 years working in China, as an English teacher, language student, program director, and cross-cultural trainer for organizations and businesses engaged in China. She has also taught Chinese at the University... View Full Bio