Tag: Christian Education
Being a Family in China’s New Era
An interview with a Christian family navigating the changes and challenges of China today.
Seeing the Gospel from Zhuangzi’s Worldview
Could Zhuangzi have something to teach us about the gospel?
Important Themes in Zhuangzi’s Teachings
How Buddhist teachings resonated with China's cultural identity making way for its spread.
Reconsidering Traditional Teachings in Difficult Times
Could the entrance of Buddhism into China offer cultural insights on how to share the message of Christ in China today?
A Book for Dads and Their Children
Daddy, where does God live? Does He have a very big house?
Responding to Restrictions on Children’s Ministry
The future of Christian education in China will require a shift in emphasis from the church to the home.
The Challenge of Contextualization
In an atmosphere of increased social tightening, some younger Christians are asking whether some current expressions of the church might actually stand in the way of an effectively contextualized message that resonates with today’s urban Chinese.
Rethinking Youth Ministry
Do Chinese parents and pastors need to rethink how they raise their youth in the faith? In this article, originally posted on at Gospel Times, a pastor encourages believers to challenge traditional views of ministry to youth. The pastor sketches modern challenges to youth ministry and then offers practical recommendations for ministry workers.
3 Questions: Dr. Charlie Brainer
Expanding Education Opportunities in China
A ChinaSource 3 Questions interview with Dr. Charlie Brainer of Taylor University.
The Value of Interdependence
First, let me confess that I am not an expert on China, nor have I lived in China. My exposure consists of supporting New Song’s in-country program director while working remotely from the US. Twice a year for 6-8 weeks at a time I travel to China for direct interface with those Chinese nationals who are trained and equipped to implement self-worth development curriculum. Through these committed community leaders New Song has impacted children and youth across China with what I believe is a culturally relevant and biblically based message of the intrinsic value of every individual. As a Westerner, my knowledge of China is shaped by this sliver of a window into Chinese culture and the church in China. It is more exposure than the average Westerner but not as much as some of you who read this blog.