Chinese Church Voices on Contemporary Society

Chinese Church Voices

Where Can Young People Turn? (3)

A Chinese Christian counselor talks about the current emotional plight of Chinese young people and provides penetrating analysis that is helpful to better understand the challenges that Chinese young people face today.

Chinese Church Voices

Where Can Young People Turn? (2)

A Chinese Christian counselor talks about the current emotional plight of Chinese young people and provides penetrating analysis that is helpful to better understand the challenges that Chinese young people face today.

Chinese Church Voices

Where Can Young People Turn? (1)

A Chinese Christian counselor talks about the current emotional plight of Chinese young people and provides penetrating analysis that is helpful to better understand the challenges that Chinese young people face today.

Chinese Church Voices

Thoughts on a Current Chinese Film

"In human history there have been countless times that have proved that people who try to obstruct this good news are only like praying mantises trying to stop chariots. People who enthusiastically try to replace the good news with something else not only lose their opportunity to get on the ship, even their enthusiasm will soon be swallowed up into a great nothingness."

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Why China Needs a Higher Righteousness

In June, video footage of a tragic traffic accident surfaced online, once again prompting questions of morality in Chinese society by Chinese netizens. The incident occurred on April 21 in Zhumadian, Henan province. The video shows a woman who was blindsided by one car while crossing the street and left there by pedestrians. Several people and several cars pass through the intersection without stopping to help. Sadly, the woman is struck again by another car and killed. In this article from the journal Territory, Pastor An analyzes the incident and comments that a cold wave of self-righteousness has swept through Chinese society and says, “what we need is a higher righteousness” to counter this wave of self-righteousness.

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Responding to Despair, Part 2

"Blue Whale" or Christian Faith?

Last week we posted the first part of an article from Territory about the entrance of the “death game” Blue Whale into China and its effect on teens in China. Part one detailed the workings of the game. The second part describes a Chinese Christian’s response to the game and the gospel’s message of hope for teens in China. This is part two.

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Responding to Despair, Part 1

"Blue Whale" or Christian Faith?

Chinese news sources report that teens in China have fallen victim to a social media “death game” that has its origins in Russia. This game preys on teens who suffer from depression and encourages them to commit suicide. Through threats and blackmail, teens are progressively drawn closer to danger.

The Christian journal Territory recently detailed the dark workings of the death game. The author of the article, A Qian, writes of his own experience with depression and how his faith played an instrumental role in understanding his depression. A Qian describes from a Chinese Christian perspective how the Christian faith provides good news and counters the dark hopelessness of the death game, particularly for Chinese teens.

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Do Chinese Men and Women Deserve Each Other?

Chinese young people are no different from their counterparts anywhere in the world in that a main question they face is the one of whom to marry. China’s rise and modernization has, in some ways, made this a more complicated question as ideas about marriage and qualifications for a spouse have evolved.