Tag: Christianity in China

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Fervent Faith and Audacious Hope

Reflections on China Today and God’s Purpose

A Perspective on China for today.

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Variations on a Theme

Our China stories are not merely descriptions of an objective reality manifesting itself in the Chinese church; they speak to where we believe China’s church is (or should be) going.

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Seeing Things Differently

In proposing that we need to get beyond the “persecuted church” narrative, I am not advocating . . . that we leave it behind completely, but rather that we recognize its limits.

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The Chinese Church’s Context May Be More Complex than You Thought

Without grappling with the complex social and political context of the Chinese church, we are not able to fully understand why the church itself is so complex or how to develop a proper relationship with the church in China.

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The Blessing—China

Wherever you are in this summer of pandemic, may the Lord make his face to shine upon you.

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Unanswered Questions

We know the church in China has grown, but what has influenced individuals to place their trust in Christ?

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You Can’t Do That in China!

Except they were. And they still are. 

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The Evolving Narratives

Looking at the development of the church over the past four decades we can identify two significant dynamics. One is the level of political persecution upon the church. The other is the church’s own internal capacity.

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Top 10 Posts of 2019

It’s time for our annual look back at the most popular posts on the ChinaSource Blog in 2019.

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The China Stories We Tell

And What They Tell Us about Ourselves

What we fundamentally believe about China’s church goes a long way toward determining how we will choose to engage, how we view what is desirable, and what is possible.