Resources from 2001
What Is Our Role?
Hearing God’s Voice through the Church in China
In determining how the church outside of China can serve China's churches, it is essential to listen to Chinese Christians. This article is based on interviews and conversations the author had with leaders of churches in China and with expatriates who work with the church in China
Partnering to Reach the Peoples of China
God is building his church among the peoples of China, but the vast majority of Chinese have still never heard the gospel—or even the name of Jesus. How can we reach them?
Keys to Effectiveness in an Ever-Changing China
What is essential to serving effectively in China?
A Sixteenth Century Strategy for Serving China in the 21st Century
What can we learn today from the work of Matteo Ricci?
Serving the Church in China
Five Lessons for Effective Partnership
Gleaning lessons for working well with the Chinese church gleaned from the experiences of others.
More Like Us?
To Change China: Western Advisers in China 1620-1960 by Jonathan Spence. Reviewed by Daniel Bays
Private schools are a new phenomenon in a country where the government has long assumed exclusive control for education. Today, though, private schools are flourishing.
"Foreign Teachers" in China
"Foreign teachers" impact students in China in many ways. There are also challenges to be met
Peeking beneath the Surface
An Introduction to the Mainland Chinese Soul, LEAD Consulting. Reviewed by Kay Danielson
Getting Out of the Mud
As China’s rapidly changing market reform enters the 21st century, China’s educational reform, in contrast, seems to experience little change. Nevertheless, changes in education are occurring. While these changes have not caught the attention of many people, nonetheless, their meaning is more far reaching than most realize.
China and the Olympics
Prospects for Change
Looking ahead to the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
The Marketization of China’s Education
Major shifts are ocurring in the Chinese education system. What are those changes and how are they affecting students and families?
Ministry of Education Goals for 2001
What goals does the Ministry of Education have for 2001?
What We Chinese Fear Today
A tongue-in-cheek look at the fears of the people of China today and a final challenge.
Challenges and Opportunities in China’s Turbulent Future
The system-wide transformation already well underway in China will bring rapid change over the next decade—in society and culture and eventually in politics also. As WTO-related reforms are introduced, the process of change will be highly complex, even chaotic at times. We need to look beyond the superficial headlines about...
Challenges Facing China’s Church Leaders Today
Fast-paced changes pulverizing the Chinese culture, economy and education system are having a significant effect on the church in China. What are the challenges that today's church leaders face in the midst of that change?
The Fourth Generation
China’s New Leaders: the New Generation by Cheng Li. Reviewed by Greg Moore
Demystifying China’s New Leaders
Once again China is in the midst of political succession. A new generation of Chinese leaders, known as the “fourth generation,” is poised to take the helm of power in the country. What do we know about these leaders?
Chinese Students in the West and China’s Future
With increasing numbers of Chinese students coming to West, how can the church be prepared to reach them with the gospel?
Pray for the Leaders of China
One of our goals at ChinaSource is to alert Christians around the world to the needs of unreached Chinese peoples. Historically, we (along with many others) have focused on the minorities of China, and we rejoice that interest in taking the gospel to these needy people groups has begun to...
Christ on Trial
The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel. Chinese edition: Chong Shen Ye Su by Lee Strobel, translated by Li BoMing. Reviewed by John Peace
Is the Chinese Church Chinese Enough?
The Search for a More Chinese Theology
Is the Chinese church really just a Western church underneath, with its theology, hymnology, and ecclesiology borrowed from abroad? Is there a Chinese theology? Has Christianity taken a truly indigenous form in China today? Is the Chinese church Chinese enough?
Religion, Socialism, and Theological Construction
At first glance the theological debate occurring within China’s official church may appear to be primarily a matter of disagreement over doctrine. However, as with most everything in China, there is also a political side to be considered. It is important to understand this political angle in order to keep...
Theology Or Theologies?
How does the diversity of China's ethnic population affect the development of Chinese theology?
The Roots of Bishop K.H. Ting’s Theology
The 1930s up to the Cultural Revolution
The last year has seen the promotion by Bishop K. H. Ting (Ding Guangxin), former head of both the China Christian Council (CCC) and the Three Self Patriotic Movement (TSPM), of a campaign for “theological construction” that is “compatible with socialism.” To understand this current movement we look back at...
Into the Future
Ding’s Theology and China’s Church
Why one evangelical worker in China thinks the themes brought out in Bishop Ding's book Love Never Ends deserve serious consideration by those who are concerned about the state of Christianity in China.
“Cultural Christians” and Chinese Theology
Who are China's "Cultural Christians? Will they influence the theology of the Chinese church?