Tag: Cross-Cultural

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Concerns of Cross-Cultural Workers from China

Ever wonder how cross-cultural workers from China evaluate themselves or their fellow workers? Would the issues be the same as workers from other locations?

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It’s Like Sipping from a Fire Hose

A Webinar for Learning about China

A webinar exploring ways to learn about China, from language and culture to history and contemporary society. What books to read? What online resources to dip into? Not to point you to facts and figures, but to provide tools that will set you on a path of life-long learning.

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From the Middle East to the Middle Kingdom

The Hui, an Introduction

Who are the Hui Muslims of China? Where did they come from, what are they like, and how are they being reached with the gospel of Jesus Christ?

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Discipleship Distinctives in the Chinese Context

Although disciple making is a universal task with consistent components and principles rooted in scripture, unique discipleship distinctives can be found in every culture. Here are some discipleship distinctives found in the Chinese context.

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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.

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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?

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Women Contextualizing the Gospel in Cross-cultural Settings

Taking the gospel message into another culture requires culturally integrating it, without misrepresentation, into that specific culture. Bentley looks at six different aspects involved in contextualizing the gospel.

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End of an Era?

Welcoming a new reality even when it is at odds with the stories we have come to believe about China and about ourselves.

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Seeing the Same China, but for Different Reasons

The Importance of Exegeting Our Christian Culture

It is possible to agree on many things about China, yet still talk past one another.

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10 Quotes from Jesus, the Path to Human Flourishing by I’Ching Thomas

The presenter for our upcoming webinar, "How Relevant is the Gospel for the Chinese."