Christianity in China

Blog Entries

Seeing Things Differently

In proposing that we need to get beyond the “persecuted church” narrative, I am not advocating . . . that we leave it behind completely, but rather that we recognize its limits.

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The Chinese Church’s Context May Be More Complex than You Thought

Without grappling with the complex social and political context of the Chinese church, we are not able to fully understand why the church itself is so complex or how to develop a proper relationship with the church in China.

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Seeing the Same China, but for Different Reasons

The Importance of Exegeting Our Christian Culture

It is possible to agree on many things about China, yet still talk past one another.

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A House Church Pastor Responds to “China’s Registered Church”

I am glad there are people telling the other side of the story of the TSPM church in China; it’s not only fair to do so but also beneficial for the kingdom of God.

Chinese Church Voices

The 70th Anniversary of the TSPM

The Three-Self Patriotic Movement celebrated its 70th anniversary last month. This write-up from China Christian Daily gives a snapshot of celebrations surrounding the event.

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A Reader Responds to “China’s Registered Churches”

The reality is, there are good and not so good house churches, and there are good and not so good TSPM churches. The important question is the substance of the teaching and ministry of the church rather than how each church navigates the realities of the Chinese government.

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The Chinese Church May Be More Complex than You Thought

When we talk about Protestant Christianity in contemporary China, two trademarks stand out: dual networks (Three-Self Patriotic Movement and house church movement), and strong governmental oversight or control of the church. However, they also point to a reality of great diversity, richness, and irony.

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China’s Harvest Fields

A Book Review

A must read for anyone interested in the church in China, this book provides historical perspective for understanding the current situation and future possibilities.

ChinaSource Quarterlies

China’s Registered Church

One Body, One Spirit, One Hope
Vol. 22, No. 2

Autumn 2020

Book Reviews

Understanding World Christianity: China

A Book Review

Part of the World Christianity Series being produced by Fortress Press, this 2019 publication provides both a panoramic view and thoughtful analysis of many key issues in Chinese Christianity today.