Resources from Autumn 2000
Reverse Culture Shock
When Your Body is Home, But Your Mind Isn’t
Recognizing the challenges of returning "home" after being overseas and ways to cope and adjust.
Mission in Practice
Minding your Es, Ps, and Rs
While the author’s reflections are based on observations she made in Russia, countries of the former Soviet Union and of East Central Europe, there are parallels for those serving in China. In the future, should China allow expatriates greater access to the country, her insights would be even more pertinent.—Editor...
Living Wisely in China
Understanding Chinese culture requires more than good language acquisition. The author explains four aspects of Chinese culture that are not easily understood by foreigners.
Into the Marketplace
Can top executives in multinational companies offer meaningful Christian service despite the demands of their jobs? Can a walnut farmer use his occupation as a platform for witness? Is it possible for foreign teachers to witness to their faith with their students? Each of these questions can be answered with...
Maintaining the Integrity of the Gospel
Today, the church needs to commission and groom a new generation of middle-management “China experts” with China experience. These individuals must learn the language, they should have a firm foundation placed by seminary training which believes in the inerrancy of Scripture, they must have much experience among the Chinese, and perhaps...
The People of the Hour
The “Chinese” Way of Doing Things: Perspectives on American-Born Chinese and the Chinese Church in North America by Samuel Ling with Clarence Cheuk. A review by John Peace