Resources from 2003
Contextualizing the Christian Message in China
Is the gospel accessible and understandable in China today?
“Spiritual Pollution” in the Chinese Church?
The impact of philosopy, both from the east and the west, on the church in China.
The Cultural Crisis of Peasants in the Cities
Urbanization in China is proceeding at full speed with no return. Nowadays, more and more factories are being established in Special Economic Zones (SEZs). These bring not only many opportunities to entrepreneurs, but many young people from villages seize the moment and rush to the cities for jobs. The city...
China, the Greatest Christian Nation in the World
China is on the road to becoming a world power. The question is not if it will, but rather what kind of influence it will exert on the world scene. What path will the nation take?
The Gospel, Philosophy, and Chinese Culture
Some Helpful Resources
A selection of books that provide an in-depth look at the relationships between the gospel, philosophy and Chinese culture.
The Formation of a New City-to-City Partnership
An Interview by ChinaSource
There is a growing trend for groups of churches in a city or region to partner together to develop a strategy for effective ministry. Recently a group of churches did just that and choose to focus their ministry efforts on one city in China. Here is an interview with a...
Cross-Cultural Partnerships in China Ministries
The Role of Due Diligence Research
The importance of due diligence in evaluating potential cross-cultural partners in China ministry.
That They May Be One
The past decade has seen a significant shift among churches and organizations involved in China. Recognizing the enormity of the task and the need for interdependence among the various parts of the Body, many have moved (albeit cautiously) from working alone to dialogue with others, sharing information and resources, collaborating...
Understanding the Chinese Church
The Resurrection of the Chinese Church by Tony Lambert. Reviewed by Joe Laird
The Power of Partnership in Christian Professional Service
Five essential ingredients for effective partnerships.
A Cord of Four Strands
Churches Partner to Strengthen the Church in China
The story of churches partnering together to serve cross-culturally in China.
The Power of Prayer Partnership in Christian Professional Service
The value of intercessory prayer.
A New Voice
Trends in Chinese Pop Culture
Exploring the characteristics of emerging Chinese pop culture.
Answering China’s Influencers
Opinion Leaders and the Gospel
Who are the ones influencing China today?
Globalization with Chinese Characteristics
Popular China: Unofficial Culture in a Globalizing Society by Perry Link, Richard P. Madsen and Paul G. Pickowicz, editors. A Review by Glenys Goulstone
The Interior Decoration Tycoon of Shanghai
The story of Jiang Jiexue, one of China's Christian entrepreneurs.
Roots of China’s Current Christian Revival
Fierce the Conflict by Norman H. Cliff. A Review by Tony Lambert
The Urban Church in China
A look at the many various expressions of the new urban church in China.
Facets of the Chinese Church
Of the many adjectives that could be used to describe the church in China, “diverse” is one of the most appropriate. The Body of Christ in China is indeed multi-faceted, a microcosm of the diverse population of China itself. Here we present four views of the church in China, each...
Multiplying Healthy Churches in the Cities of China
It is estimated that by 2015 half of all China’s people will live in the cities. What are the effects of urbanization on the church in China?
Dynamics of Mainland Chinese Ministry in North America
As more Chinese students and scholars come to study and do research in North America the avenues for interaction with them are increasing and broadening.