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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?
“Cultural Christians” and Chinese Theology
Who are China's "Cultural Christians? Will they influence the theology of the Chinese church?
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.
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...
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?
Information, Relationships, and Confidentiality
A look at the implications for managing information for the church and those serving overseas.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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?
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.
Chongqing—China’s “Mountain City”
An introduction to China's fourth municipality or mega-city—Chongqing.
Letter from a Chinese Evangelist
A letter from a Chinese evangelist about foreign involvement in the Chinese church, followed by a response.
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...
China’s Christian County
The Lisu of Fugong
The story of a Christian county in rural Yunnan.
Strategic Teaching Opportunities
Due to the growth of the church in China, there are three main needs to be met.
Putting Christianity on the Map—for Chinese Intellectuals
Looking at one of China's "Cultural Christians," Liu Xiaofeng.