Resources from Autumn 2011
A Shared Challenge
Editor's note: This editorial originally appeared in "Building Together to Bless the Nations" (CS Quarterly, 2011 Autumn)
The Church, Its Impact on Society and Partnership with the International Christian Community
If there are to be more active and mature working relationships between foreign and local believers, it is essential that there be a better understanding of the degree to which local Chinese churches are poised to be able to take one the responsibility of helping their own communities and those...
The Future of Christianity in China
As compared with any period in Chinese history, Christianity (meaning Protestant in this document) has experienced enormous changes in China today. However, achievement and problems exist simultaneously and challenges and opportunities coexist; this is an indisputable fact. People with different beliefs and standpoints have never come to consensus on their...
The Four Pillars of Peacemaking
God calls his church to grow in peacemaking. While we will always face conflicts in life, through the gospel the Lord enables us to become Christ-like peacemakers. Four principles for becoming peacemakers are explored.
Mentoring in a Chinese Context
Those who have mentored share some of their insights and discuss the needs of Chinese leaders that would benefit from mentoring. The role of foreign Christians in mentoring is addressed along with a look at how Jesus mentored other. Mentoring resources are suggested.
Redeemed by Fire
The Rise of Popular Christianity in Modern China
The author fills in the details of the often overlooked history of China's indigenous church. He looks at prominent figures in the early church, discusses his thesis that it took on a millennial character which came to define early Chinese Christianity and addresses its relationship with the foreign missionary establishment....