Theology

Blog Entries

Rediscovering the Plot

Each... aspect of the Christian witness speaks to one facet of the totality of Christ’s kingdom reign. Each provides a complimentary narrative in the overall plot, which is the story of Christ at work in and through his witnesses on earth.

Blog Entries

The Search for Home: Resonances between Heaven and Earth

A Reflective Review of Xiaoli Yang’s A Dialogue Between Haizi’s Poetry and the Gospel of Luke

In her book, Yang engages the complexities of Haizi’s personal journey and poetic influences side by side with the life and teachings of Jesus in four parts under the themes of “roots,” “vision,” “journey,” and “arrival.”

Book Reviews

Theoretical Theology with Practical Application

A Book Review

Originally written in Dutch in the 1600s, this major work of Reformed theology combines theoretical theology with practical application and is presented with warm pastoral affection for the reader. It has been available in Chinese since 2013.

Blog Entries

When Your Friends Speak Another Language

A New Resource from China Academic Consortium

An Exploration of Christian Theology by Dr. Don Thorsen has been translated into Chinese and is now available.

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Theology in a Chinese Idiom

A Webinar on Reshaping the Conversation

Join us for a discussion of theology as an "idiomatic activity," expressing Christian thought in ways that are natural to a cultural native, looking specifically at key cultural material in Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism.

Webinars

Christian Theology in a Chinese Idiom

A Webinar on Reshaping the Conversation

The Christian theological conversation spans two millennia. Recently, however, more and more scholars have begun to recognize that, in the words of Andrew Walls, "the theological agenda is cultural induced; and the cross-cultural diffusion of Christian faith invariably makes creative theological activity a necessity." What does that look like in practice? Doesn't that lead to syncretism? Can't we just teach a pure gospel?

Blog Entries

Rejection or Restoration?

“Confucian Shame in Christian Thinking,” recorded webinar now available.

Webinars

Confucian Shame in Christian Thinking

For Confucian thinkers, shame is an essential element required for moral development. This understanding is foreign to most Westerners. Yet, does shame have a place in Christian theology? Is it something to get rid of or might it have a role in shaping our character?

This webinar explores the diverse ways that honor and shame affect our moral decision making as well as Paul’s use of these ideas within his letters.

Blog Entries

5 Sermons from China

An opportunity to “step away from delivering thoughts about the Chinese house church and instead offer the English-speaking world a chance to sit directly at the feet of our Chinese brothers and sisters.”

Resource Corner

The Collected Works of Watchman Nee

The books, articles, and sermons of Watchman Nee are available online in both Chinese and English.