Articles in this Issue
Opening the Doors a Bit Wider
From the desk of the guest editor.
The Three-Self Patriotic Movement
Divergent Perspectives and Grassroots Realities
Vala addresses the history of TSPM churches and the distinction between them and house churches. He looks at their relationship over past years and describes what is happening with both today.
New Media and the Church
How WeChat Changes the Dynamics between the Registered Church and Other Believers
Chinese Christians’ views of digital media, especially WeChat, are discussed, including the changes brought about by the coronavirus. The authors continue by looking at the use of digital media in the future, seeing the church as a shaper, not just a userin this digital age.
Sunday School Training in China
A Christian worker tells of her experiences in training children’s Sunday school teachers in TSPM churches throughout many areas of China. She also shares the design of her training sessions and makes clear the importance of Sunday school.
The Church in China
Making a Difference in Society
The author discusses five key ways in which TSPM churches are having a positive and eternal impact on Chinese society. Although controlled by the government, these churches continue to faithfully serve their Savior knowing that, ultimately, Jesus controls everything
Understanding World Christianity: China
A Book Review
Part of the World Christianity Series being produced by Fortress Press, this 2019 publication provides both a panoramic view and thoughtful analysis of many key issues in Chinese Christianity today.
Viewing the Registered Church through Different Lenses
With the media’s incessant focus on official persecution of the unregistered church in China, Fulton reminds us that it is often easy to forget the vibrant dimensions of Christian life playing out in China’s registered churches.
The Registered Church in China
Flourishing in a Challenging Environment
This new publication, by Wayne Ten Harmsel, will soon be available. An excerpt from chapter three is included.
Image credit: Janice Edge Photography.
Wayne Ten Harmsel
Wayne Ten Harmsel is a retired pastor in the Christian Reformed Church who lived for a dozen or so years in Beijing, working with Chinese churches and pastors.View Full Bio