The “Wenzhou Model” and Missions from China
Fulton analyzes the “Wenzhou Model” of missions for how it might be used in twenty-first century missions. He points out some of its strengths, liabilities, and aspects that can be replicated in today’s world and others that cannot.
Reflections on Chinese Missions
Influencing Factors and Lessons Learned
With the Chinese church’s increasing interest in missions, the authors look at factors that have encouraged this interest and made mission endeavors increasingly possible. They point out fifteen lessons already learned from their involvement in mission.
Missions and the Chinese Church
Advantages and Difficulties
Gudao explains the necessity of mission for the church. He also speaks about difficulties faced as well as advantages—an inheritance the church has received for the task of carrying out the Great Commission. He concludes by explaining how the Chinese church can participate in missions.
Missions with Chinese Characteristics
Given governmental laws and China’s situation over past years, the church in China has been creative in how it carries out mission. The author looks at these aspects and how they have influenced mission work both inside and outside China’s borders.
Chinese Missions along the Belt and Road
China’s Belt and Road Initiative, first conceived in 2013, will encompass 65% of the world population. Bryant provides background about this initiative and what it will involve, then looks at its significance for missions from China.
The Heart Cries of Frontline Workers in Muslim Countries
Interviews by the Guest Editor
WU Xi candidly speaks of difficulties China’s frontline missionaries face as they move into cultures different from their own. Churches and sending agencies need to address these issues if the work of their missionaries is to be effective.
“The Spirit in Fire and Wind”
An Opportunity for Silent Artists to Converse
In the spring of 2019, ten of China’s highly respected Christian artists gathered at Purdue University to freely display and discuss their work with each other and a fascinated public. Only now is art being encouraged in the church, but this connectedness of art and faith is providing a refuge for artists in this increasingly difficult time.
Spreading the Gospel with Christian Propaganda Posters
The author brings to our attention Christian propaganda posters, intentionally used in China between 1927 and 1951, aimed at toppling China’s ideological systems. They provide a view of what Chinese Christians believed about their faith, and how they believed Christ could transform China.
Singing from Underground to the World
Listening to the Music of Contemporary Chinese Christianity
This article looks at the development of Chinese hymns and spiritual songs, along with some examples, during recent periods of Chinese history. These provide insight into the hearts of Chinese Christians during both the difficult days and today’s contemporary church.
When Will “Messiah” Return . . . to Beijing?
In 2001, Handel’s Messiah was performed in Beijing’s Forbidden City conducted by Timothy Su Wenxing (苏文星 ), a Christian. When he took the podium, he displayed a public manifestation of faith seldom seen in the PRC. When will Handel’s Messiah again be performed in China?