Resources from 2000
Contemporary China by Alan Hunter and John Sexton. Reviewed by Kim-kwong Chan
Information, Relationships, and Confidentiality
A look at the implications for managing information for the church and those serving overseas.
Deploying Appropriate Technology
The church in China is already using new technology in minsitry. Is it effective? Are there principles to be followed in using technology to convey the gospel?
Telecommunications and the Internet in China
Among developing countries, China is number one in the pace at which telecommunication services and the Internet are being developed. These developments will contribute enormously to China’s modernization and integration into the global economy and may have significant domestic social and political impact.
Technology and Unreached Peoples
Will the technological advances taking place in China effectively bring the good news to the unreached peoples of China?
Taking a New Look
In their recent book, Changing the Mind of Missions, James Engel and William Dyrness provide a challenge to the Western missions movement that is timely and on-point for all involved in seeking to advance the kingdom of God, and especially relevant to those of us whose focus is on China.
Email and Confucius
Is the rapid growth of the internet and information sharing technology a threat to the Chinese government?
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.
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.
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
Rural Urbanization in China
The phrase “rural urbanization,” at first glance, appears to be an oxymoron. Yet it is an apt phrase to describe what has been happening in China, especially in the eastern regions, over the past two decades.
China’s Migrant Population
China's unprecedented urban migration and its challenge to China's Christians.
More Than a Concrete Jungle
Putting today's urban migration in China into historical perspective.
China’s Burgeoning Cities
Urbanization in China is occurring at an accelerated pace. What are its effects upon China and her people?
Chongqing—China’s “Mountain City”
An introduction to China's fourth municipality or mega-city—Chongqing.
A Lifeline for China's Unreached Cities
China’s Unreached Cities, Volume 1, A Prayer Guide for 52 of China’s Least Evangelized Cities, by Paul Hattaway.
“City Slickers” and “Country Bumpkins”
Are They People Groups?
Is the cultural divide between migrants and urban citizens yet another barrier to the gospel?
China’s Migrant Population
During the past two decades, Chinese society has experienced a huge population migration not initiated by the Government. What impact has this had on China and what are the implications for the church?
Letter from a Chinese Evangelist
A letter from a Chinese evangelist about foreign involvement in the Chinese church, followed by a response.
China’s Christian County
The Lisu of Fugong
The story of a Christian county in rural Yunnan.
God’s Love for the Minorities of China
As we consider the fact that the minorities of China constitute less than 7% of the population of that huge nation, we might be tempted to dismiss them as less important than the nearly 1.2 billion Han Chinese. However, that would not reflect the heart of God. The Bible makes...
The Hidden China
An overview of the ethnic minorities of China and the background of how they have been categorized by the Chinese government.
Matters of the Heart . . . and the Nation
A Visit to the Big Flowery Miao
Daniel Wright spent two years in Guizhou, China on a fellowship that allowed him to study the people and societies of inland China. As he spoke with people, they expressed to him, in a variety of ways, the crisis of faith that has come with the erosion of belief in communism. The...
The Untold Story
The Liberating Gospel in China, The Christian Faith among China’s Minority Peoples. by Ralph R. Covell. A review by Jim Ziervogel