Resources on Christianity
ChinaSource Blog Posts
A Look in the Mirror
Research and the Indigenous Church
How are Chinese researchers approaching the complex issues facing the Chinese church?
Global Chinese Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity
A Book Review
A superb book about a very significant topic.
Excitement, Realism, and Incisive Commentary
A review of Christ in China: An Anthology by Ronald Boyd-MacMillan In appreciation of Tony and Frances Lambert’s 34 years of faithful service, OMF-Hong Kong has published an anthology of forty-six of Tony’s monthly analyses of the story of Christianity in China. Written between the years 1987 to 2016, these...
New: “The Church in China Today” Course
From ChinaSource Institute
A note from the director of ChinaSource Institute . . .
The Church in China Today
It’s Not What You Think
The religious climate in China, especially for Christians, may be messy but it’s not beyond understanding. This course, "The Church in China Today," offers a comprehensive overview of the church in China, ranging from a historical understanding of how far the church has come, to the struggles it endures in present day,...
New Online Course: “The Church in China Today”
As part of the ChinaSource Institute’s ongoing effort to provide resources for those serving in China, we are pleased to announce our latest online course, “The Church in China Today.”
Chinese Church Voices
Chinese Church Voices—Top Ten Posts of 2016
Are you wondering which posts you and your fellow readers enjoyed the most in 2016? Look no further; here is the list!
The China Church Narrative, and Why It Matters
What are the real challenges facing the church in China today?
A Sociological or Theological Reading of Christianity?
The Case of the Chinese Church
Common sense would tell us that what stands at the core of Christianity is its theology, polity, and mission. But when we come to Christianity in China, it is Chinese Christianity’s social impact and its implications for issues such as human rights and China’s international relations, rather than its pastoral...
Practical or Political?
Key Challenges Facing China’s Urban Church
What are the biggest challenges the church in China faces today?
30 Minutes towards a Better Understanding of China’s Urban Church
A New ChinaSource Conversations Podcast
Many people outside of China see the church in China primarily as a persecuted church and as a church with many needs. The reality of the situation for the Chinese church—especially with the emergence of the urban house church—is much more complex. This month’s ChinaSource Conversations podcast—in just 30 minutes—will give you...
China’s Urban Christians: A Light That Cannot Be Hidden
A ChinaSource Podcast
Brent Fulton, president of ChinaSource, Joann Pittman, senior vice president of ChinaSource, and Mark Swallow, host of ChinaSource Conversations, discuss the urban church in China and Brent’s new book, China’s Urban Christians: A Light that Cannot Be Hidden.
Chinese Church Voices
The Violin Church
While officials in Zhejiang province are busy demolishing church buildings they deem to have been illegally built and removing crosses from the tops of churches, in Guangdong province a congregation has built itself a new church building in the shape of a violin!
Chinese Church Voices
Top Christian News Stories in China in 2015
What were the stories that generated the most buzz among Christians in China in 2015? The editors at Christian Times have identified the top Christian news stories in China for the past year. The following translation of the original article has been posted to China Christian Daily. It’s a good reminder of the...
15 Quotes from “China’s Urban Christians: A Light that Cannot be Hidden”
Quotes from Brent Fulton's new book.
More Chinese, or More Global?
The church in China—more Chinese or more global?
Christianity in China in the Context of Global Christianity
Chinese Christians have a unique place in global Christianity and are entering into deeper conversations with Christians worldwide. What do they offer each other? One of the greatest challenges to global Christianity is navigating fragmentation and diversity. Another significant challenge is interaction with people of other religions. How can Chinese...