Church History

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Christian Women and Modern China

A Book Review

Often the chronicling of China’s mission history features Protestant missionaries with brief mentions of Chinese co-workers. Readers familiar with this history can list numerous foreigners who contributed to the growth of China’s church. But they are probably not familiar with most of the women highlighted in this book.

Chinese Church Voices

A Historic Church in Fujian Province Restored

The Mingdao Church in Fuzhou, with its long, rich history, is undergoing restoration. This post gives an update on that restoration.

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China and the True Jesus

A Book Review

A fascinating look at the history of a little-known, indigenous church group in China.

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The Chinese Church in Transition

In my view, from the end of the Cultural Revolution in 1976 to the present, the development of the Chinese church (primarily the house church) has gone through roughly three phases.

Lead Article

Women in Ministry in China

The Past 50 Years

The author provides an overview of women’s roles in the church over the past 40 to 50 years of its relatively open development in China. She notes the meaningful contributions women have made, challenges they face, and suggestions for dealing with them, as well as the role of outsiders.

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John Song: Modern Chinese Christianity and the Making of a New Man

A Book Review

"A colorfully descriptive and meticulously documented" biography of John Song.

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The Life and Ministry of Eric Martin Ekvall

Though he suffered the deaths of three of his children while serving in China, Eric Martin Ekvall (1866-1939) never wavered in 42 years as a pioneer missionary of the Christian & Missionary Alliance.

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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.