Recently Added Resources

Sep 25

What’s the Question?

by Barbara Kindschi

How to convey your life and experiences from a year of teaching English in China in a one hour presentation? Ask questions!

Sep 22

The Chinese Church’s Attitude towards Its Own History

An Interview with Nathaniel Yuan

by Andrew T. Kaiser

An interview with an oral historian on the importance of church history.

Sep 21

ZGBriefs | September 21, 2017

by Joann Pittman

Featured Article

The Unprecedented Reach of China’s Surveillance State (September 15, 2017, China File)
The Chinese Party-state is building a social credit system for collecting information about all of its citizens by police, courts, and other institutions. This enables the government to reach into society to a degree unprecedented in history.

Sep 20

China in Africa: Clues to the Future of “Belt and Road?”

by Brent Fulton

Chinese engagement in Africa to date may provide some clues as to how China will impact the "belt and road" nations in the future.

Sep 20

China's Elderly

by ChinaSource Team

China's burgeoning elderly population is capturing the hearts and imaginations of Christians inside and outside China. Together they are exploring new avenues to reach out to this significant segment of China's population. Here we look at some the challenges facing China's seniors and ways we can pray for them and for those seeking to minister to them in the name of Christ.

Sep 19

Conversations from Reformation 500, Part 2

by ChinaSource Team

In May of this year, ChinaSource attended the Reformation 500 and the Gospel conference organized by China Partnership. The three-and-a-half day conference in Hong Kong brought together over 3,700 believers (over 3,000 from China) to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Along with hearing from international and mainland Chinese pastors, we interviewed several Chinese attendees to learn more about what drew them to the conference, their take on the current state of the Chinese church, and to hear their impressions of the conference.

We’ve selected excerpts of those interviews showing different perspectives on current church life in China. This week a brother from a reforming church in Shenzhen testifies to faith and reliance on God and a returnee from Chengdu talks about the need for mentoring and adjusting to church in China.

Sep 18

A Call for Photos

China through the Years

by Joann Pittman

From the series Looking Back

As part of our on-going commemoration of the 20th anniversary of ChinaSource, we want to collect photos documenting the changes that have taken place in China. Whether you lived and worked there or were just visiting, we’d love to include your photos. 

Sep 18

Fragmented and Complacent

The Chinese Church that Lacks Historical Consciousness

by Brother Li

The Chinese church’s lack of historical consciousness is longstanding. While the secular world has increased its understanding of history in many areas, the church has lagged behind. Only recently has research into church history begun. As it becomes known, the church needs to recognize that history has practical applications and must learn how to apply these. When this does not happen, there are negative effects, and the author discusses some of these.