Cross-cultural

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Webinar Recording: Christian Theology in a Chinese Idiom

The recording of our recent lecture is now available along with additional resources.

ChinaSource Conversations

Fully Chinese and Fully Christian

A Conversation with the Hosts of CantoSense

Join Joann Pittman in a conversation with Hannah Lau and I’Ching Thomas about their new video podcast CantoSense.

Supporting Article

Women Contextualizing the Gospel in Cross-cultural Settings

Taking the gospel message into another culture requires culturally integrating it, without misrepresentation, into that specific culture. Bentley looks at six different aspects involved in contextualizing the gospel.

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6 Approaches to Contextualization in China

We know contextualization is important, but not everyone comes at it in the same way.

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Training Cross-Cultural Workers to Cross Honor-Shame Cultures

How might Christians from one honor-shame culture effectively serve cross-culturally in another honor-shame culture?

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Celebrating a Different Thanksgiving

I thought about those Thanksgivings this year as we contemplate the prospect of a very different Thanksgiving. Covid-19 might prevent us from having the usual gatherings of family or friends; the food may be different. Maybe this is the year to stop and tell a few people that we are thankful for them. And to thank God for them.

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10 Quotes from Jesus, the Path to Human Flourishing by I’Ching Thomas

The presenter for our upcoming webinar, "How Relevant is the Gospel for the Chinese."

Webinars

How Relevant Is the Gospel for the Chinese?

Among Cultural Chinese everywhere, the Christian faith is often perceived as a foreign or Western religion. Hence, many do not see how it is relevant for them. I’Ching Thomas talks about how to articulate the gospel in terms that are attractive and significant to our Cultural Chinese friends.

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The Impact of Buddhism

Even When It Is More Cultural than Belief

In Asian culture, often anyone who is born in a Buddhist country is considered a Buddhist. It’s not uncommon for people with a strong family identity to consider their family and religion together.

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Saving Face

In Chinese culture the concept of face is a very important part of social interaction and is specific to the group or family to which the person belongs.