Tag: Chinese Church History

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100 Years of God’s Protection and Guidance (Part 2)

Policies and Plans in Favor of Christianity

Christianity faces adversities in China. But God has used some of those unfavorable conditions to accelerate church growth. Thistles and thorns are not the only plants on the path of evangelism. We have simply ignored the little daisies growing along the way.

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100 Years of God’s Protection and Guidance (Part 1)

Turning Adversities into Blessings

History has convinced me that God cares about China in his missional plan. This anniversary carries spiritual meaning when we see that the Chinese church has witnessed God’s protection and guidance over the past 100 years.

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The Chinese Church in Transition

In my view, from the end of the Cultural Revolution in 1976 to the present, the development of the Chinese church (primarily the house church) has gone through roughly three phases.

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Youth Hymns and Chinese Christian Hymnody in the Mid-Twentieth Century

Youth Hymns played a significant role in Chinese Christian hymnody and continues its legacy in the twenty-first century. This is the story.

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The TSPM—Seeing Beyond History

This enduring narrative of the TSPM is an integral part of the larger Persecuted Church narrative that continues to dominate conversations about the church in China both in Christian and secular circles.

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The Life and Ministry of Emma Ekvall

A blind girl begging in Wuchang, China in 1919 stirred the heart of Emma Ekvall. The school she founded continues in operation today upon the anniversary of this pioneer missionary’s 150th birth.

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Training Laborers for His Harvest

A Book Review

An exploration of William Milne’s mentorship of Liang Fa, the first ordained Chinese pastor.

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A Response to Richard Cook

Few things are more meaningful to a scholar than to have their work read carefully by respected authorities in their field. I am deeply honored that Richard Cook chose to devote his time and attention to such a close reading of my research on . . . Timothy Richard.

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History as a Theological Laboratory

More from the webinar “Real Lives of Real Missionaries: Timothy Richard (1845-1919)."

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Insights from a 19th Century Welshman

A Webinar on the Life and Ministry of Timothy Richard.

Are there lessons to be learned about effective cross-cultural work from a 19th  century Welsh Baptist missionary? According to Dr. Andrew Kaiser the answer is a resounding yes!