Church History

Blog Entries

Youth Hymns and Chinese Christian Hymnody in the Mid-Twentieth Century

Youth Hymns played a significant role in Chinese Christian hymnody and continues its legacy in the twenty-first century. This is the story.

Lead Article

The Christian World They Made Together: 1850–1911

History of Chinese Christianity in North America (1)

The author explains the growth of the Chinese diaspora and Chinese immigration to the United States and Canada as well as the events that gave birth to North American Chinese Christianity.

Supporting Article

Saving China, Saving Ourselves: 1911–1965

History of Chinese Christianity in North America (2)

Tseng continues his narrative by recounting how events in China, mingled with events in the United States, influenced the development and growth of the Chinese church in the US with a focus on social justice, public witness, and biblical kingdom values.

Supporting Article

Transpacific Transposition: 1965 to Present

History of Chinese Christianity in North America (3)

The author brings us to the present by giving five factors that since 1965 have created the awakening and dominance of independent-minded and indigenous evangelicalism in North American Chinese Christianity.

Chinese Church Voices

A Bell That Was Not Silenced

The bell was sent to a scrap company during the Cultural Revolution. Twenty years later, when St. Paul's Church was renovated, the missing bell left a void that could not be filled.

Blog Entries

The TSPM—Seeing Beyond History

This enduring narrative of the TSPM is an integral part of the larger Persecuted Church narrative that continues to dominate conversations about the church in China both in Christian and secular circles.

Blog Entries

The Life and Ministry of Emma Ekvall

A blind girl begging in Wuchang, China in 1919 stirred the heart of Emma Ekvall. The school she founded continues in operation today upon the anniversary of this pioneer missionary’s 150th birth.

Blog Entries

Training Laborers for His Harvest

A Book Review

An exploration of William Milne’s mentorship of Liang Fa, the first ordained Chinese pastor.

Blog Entries

A Response to Richard Cook

Few things are more meaningful to a scholar than to have their work read carefully by respected authorities in their field. I am deeply honored that Richard Cook chose to devote his time and attention to such a close reading of my research on . . . Timothy Richard.

Book Reviews

Encountering China

A Book Review

Cook reviews this recent volume about the first half of Timothy Richard’s career and evaluates the book’s content and approach.