Church and Culture
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.
Could the entrance of Buddhism into China offer cultural insights on how to share the message of Christ in China today?
Theological Contextualization in China
For centuries, both Christianity and Confucianism have each sought to reconcile two families of ideas within their belief systems. The author suggests that these two ideologies may have a great deal in common.
On August 28, Chinese celebrated “Qixi,” also known as “Chinese Valentine’s Day." The holiday is based on a mythological Chinese folk story about a goddess who falls in love with a cowherder. Legend has it that prayers offered to the goddess on this day will bring blessings and wisdom.
The holiday has grown in popularity in recent years, sparking more discussion online about if and how Christians should celebrate the holiday. In this article, Chen Fengsheng, a Three-Self pastor in Wenzhou, provides Christians with pastoral advice regarding Qixi.