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Chinese Church Voices

Caring for Orphans: An Interview (1)

Chinese Canadian Margaret MacNeil’s gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics has drawn attention to international adoptions from China and to China’s orphans. Here we repost an interview with a Chinese Christian woman who left a corporate job to care for disabled orphans.

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Chinese Churches Serving Those with Disabilities

Caring for people with disabilities has long been a tradition of Christian charity and social service. This article from Christian Times shows how Chinese churches and Christians should care for and serve this group of people.

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Chinese Communist Party Centennial—Struggle and Flexibility

We must remember that the way the Party views itself is critical to how it interacts with its own populace, particularly to people belonging to faith communities rooted in belief systems beyond Marxist-Leninism. Most of all, we must remember we serve the Lord of Lords who will put all powers in their place before his feet.

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The Midwives of Egypt

I had never mentioned the account of the midwives in Egypt, nor did I have plans to do so. As the day unfolded, the woman’s story spread and the call was repeated, “Let us be like the midwives of Egypt.”

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The Puzzling Issue of Abandonment of Children with Disabilities

The situation of parents of disabled children in China is undoubtedly complicated, with a variety of factors at play.

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Prolife Work—an Entry Point for the Gospel

When people of faith are directly involved with people experiencing a crisis of faith, gospel ministry happens.

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Taking Ourselves (and the Gospel) Seriously

Many of the China stories told by Christians inside and outside China are uplifting accounts of faith, of changed lives, and loving communities. There is clearly a disconnect between these voices and those that have unfortunately become mainstream within some evangelical circles. When it comes to their rhetoric about China and the Chinese, it is time for these Christian leaders to take themselves, as well as the gospel, seriously.

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Chinese Young People Seek to Improve Their Futures (2)

China is officially an atheist country, but that does not mean that there is not a vibrant spirituality in the country. Interest in New Age-type spirituality has soared in recent years in China. And, as this article from Territory points out, young people are particularly drawn to these practices.

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Chinese Young People Seek to Improve Their Futures (1)

China is officially an atheist country, but that does not mean that there is not a vibrant spirituality in the country. Interest in New Age-type spirituality has soared in recent years in China. And, as this article from Territory points out, young people are particularly drawn to these practices.

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Online Event: The Vessel Overturned

Current Views on Hong Kong Christian Civic Life

Sociologist Lida Nedilsky will talk about the involvement of Catholics and Protestants in Hong Kong's civic life, and the impact this has had on churches in the city.