Church Structure and Organization
With the media’s incessant focus on official persecution of the unregistered church in China, Fulton reminds us that it is often easy to forget the vibrant dimensions of Christian life playing out in China’s registered churches.
Divergent Perspectives and Grassroots Realities
Vala addresses the history of TSPM churches and the distinction between them and house churches. He looks at their relationship over past years and describes what is happening with both today.
Who leads China's registered churches and how do they become leaders?
Swirling beneath the surface discussion of denominations—how they are defined, their relationship to the indigenous Chinese church, and whether or not they are needed—are some core questions regarding the fundamental nature of Christian community.
The guest editor's perspective.
Is There a Third Way?
The author looks at the history of denominationalism in China and discusses what being part of a denomination means.
The issues of theological stance and church governance that impact the decision of whether or not to be a part of a denomination are discussed.