Church and Culture

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Red Packets and Grace

Happy New Year!

May you and your families have a grace-filled new year.

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Thoughts on Culture and Contextualization

The church does not exist in a vacuum. It responds to various cultural factors which raises many questions about the contextualization of the gospel. This article analyzes some key features of the cultural context of Chinese house churches.

Chinese Church Voices

The Path of Christian Literature in China

Literature and art are indispensable parts of Christian culture. As Chinese Christians grapple with the issue of Sinicization, this article discusses what it means to have Christian elements in literature and art and the implications for society and evangelism. 

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Common Sense, Nonsense, and CantoSense

A ChinaSource Conversation

Answering the question "Can we be fully Chinese and fully Christian" with a resounding Yes!

Chinese Church Voices

Showing the Truths of the Gospel, Graphically

Chinese artist Beibei Nie has brought to life the lies that many in Chinese society hear about themselves, about life, and about the Christian faith

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When Meridians Guide Needles Not Ships

All that the layman could ever want to know about the historical development and philosophical roots of both Chinese and Western medicine in a condensed and readable form: that is Dr. Pak-Wah Lai’s gift to the readers of The Dao of Healing

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Seeing the Gospel from Zhuangzi’s Worldview

Could Zhuangzi have something to teach us about the gospel?

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Important Themes in Zhuangzi’s Teachings

How Buddhist teachings resonated with China's cultural identity making way for its spread. 

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Reconsidering Traditional Teachings in Difficult Times

Could the entrance of Buddhism into China offer cultural insights on how to share the message of Christ in China today?

Chinese Church Voices

What to Take Home for the New Year

As Chinese Christians flock home for the New Year, Pastor Cheng Fengsheng encourages them to bring the most important gift of all.