Resources from 1999
The Changing Face of China’s Church
The church in China does not exist in a vacuum. Rather, it is experiencing unprecedented change that mirrors the rapid pace of change in society at large. Caught up in this vortex, the question is, “Can the church keep up and adapt itself for effective witness in 21st century China?”...
Putting Christianity on the Map—for Chinese Intellectuals
Looking at one of China's "Cultural Christians," Liu Xiaofeng.
Strategic Teaching Opportunities
Due to the growth of the church in China, there are three main needs to be met.
The Church in the Eyes of the Chinese
After over 20 years of economic reform, nothing seems to really catch the eyes of the Chinese today.
The Church among the Peoples of China
Are the people groups of China responding to the gospel?
Discipling the Unreached Peoples of China
The Adopt-a-People concept has caught on, and many individuals, churches, and agencies are making a focus on a particular people group the heart of their mission strategy. Here are some suggestions relating to the challenge of actually reaching the peoples of China with the gospel.
Preparing for China?
What to Know before You Go
Tips for those preparing to serve in China.
Toward a New Approach to Ministry in China
Are there effective ways the church in the West can help the Chinese church with leadership training needs?
Western images in a Chinese mirror
Lessons from history for those seeking to serve in China.
Reflections on Ten Years of Work with the Church in China
10 Years 10 Lessons
Ten lessons for those going to serve in China from someone with experience.
Maximizing Effectiveness for Discipling Peoples
Seven steps to effective partnering.
Chinese Culture with a Portuguese Touch
A look at Macau as it returns to Chinese sovereignty.
Counterfeits and Kings
God’s Chinese Son, The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom of Hong Xiuquan, by Jonathan D. Spence, Reviewed by Tony Lambert
Who are the Chinese Intellectuals?
Understanding today's intellectuals in China and their interaction with the Christian faith.
Chinese Intellectuals and the Search for Modern China
The role that Chinese intellectuals play in the spread of the gospel in China.
Why I Would Not Become a Christian
Reflections on God and Culture
Fan Xuede’s article is not an easy one to read. Here you will find the brutally honest soul of a contemporary mainland Chinese mind, who views the West— and the Christian religion—from a 20th century non-western perspective. You may not be ready for what you will find. A former Marxist philosopher...
Apologists or Antagonists?
Chinese Intellectuals and the Gospel
The editor's perspective. . .
Reflections on the Bombing of the Chinese Embassy
The implications of the bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade for reaching Chinese students with the gospel.
Partnership—the Key to Reentry
To help Christians be better prepared to return to their home countries, true partnerships are needed.
The Dilemma for Chinese Intellectuals
Social Consciousness or Personal Interest
Who are the intellectuals in China today and how are they influencing Chinese society?
Intellectuals and Gateway People Groups
Strategically, reaching intellectuals with the gospel may be key to reaching China as a whole.
Where East Meets West
One World: Two Minds, Eastern and Western Outlooks in a Changing World by Denis Lane, Reviewed by Wright Doyle
The Cry at the End of the Century
Escaping the Trap of Modernization
The Trap of Modernization by 42-year-old part-time economist He Qinglian became a bestseller when it was released in China last year. Here the reviewer comments on this important book and its spiritual implications.
How Many Unreached Peoples Are There in China?
How do we define "people groups" and how many unreached groups are there in China today?
Venturing a Glimpse into 21st Century China
What will the future of China look like in the areas of politics, economics, education, society and culture? Here are some possible scenarios.
Facing the Challenges
Exploring the value and challenges of Christian broadcasting in China.
Window to a Changing China
Understanding the Chinese through what they watch on TV and where TV programming is heading.
Striving toward the Chinese Century
A brief look at the past and the anticipated future of the church in China.