Tag: Muslims

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Diaspora Missions Today

Challenges and Opportunities for the Overseas Chinese Church

Today, faced with the opportunities and challenges of diaspora missions brought about by globalization, the church should actively participate. We hope that God will give the church the spiritual vision and kingdom-mindedness to take part in diaspora missions, and that we will see opportunities for encouraging lay missions.

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An Exploration of Islam in China

More Context from the ChinaSource Archives

The Muslim people groups in China need to hear the good news of Jesus Christ. Sharing the gospel with them takes cultural sensitivity and education. Come along for a deep dive into the cultures and faith of these people and learn how to pray for them and effectively evangelize them.

Editorials

The Evolving Tapestry of the Chinese Diaspora

The dispersion of Chinese populations will continue to grow in the near future and the missional implications of this are enormous. The recent growth of Christianity in China and the country’s political upheavals are pushing a record number to migrate overseas. Many have…embraced the Christian faith in foreign lands and cultures.

Supporting Article

The Chinese Diaspora and Loving Muslims in Canada

The shared experiences of migration, adaptation, and the quest for identity form a common ground for dialogue and mutual understanding. This historical context sets the stage for exploring the dynamics of intercultural engagement within the diaspora, particularly in Christian and Muslim relations.

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The First and the Last Sacrifice

最初和最后的献祭

Sharing the gospel with Muslims, including Chinese Muslims, takes a lot of cultural sensitivity. “The First and Last Sacrifice” is one method of sharing the story of Jesus which incorporates references to the Quran, Arabic names, and Islamic concepts to reach Muslims for Christ.

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Engaging with Chinese Muslims, Part 1

The Woman at the Well as a Model for Evangelism

Engaging with Chinese Muslims requires building relationships through intentional, informal, and interactive conversations. Following Jesus' example with the Samaritan woman, we can find points of contact, steer discussions towards spiritual matters, reveal their need for salvation by confronting their sins with compassion and humanity, share the gospel story, and invite a decision to follow Christ.

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Ramadan and the Gospel

When we celebrate with our Hui friends, let us not treat remembrances of either our God or theirs as quaint cultural relics, but as points of connection to God and his gospel. These are powerful gospel prompts.

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Chinese Muslim Mystics

Know Thy Hui Neighbor (2)

To those who have traveled long distances to visit tombs of long-dead holy men and their sons, the news of God sending his son to us sounds good. To those who revere a great man who gave his life to save 70,000 people, the man who died as a ransom for the world sounds, well . . . divine.

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From the Middle East to the Middle Kingdom (7)

Hui and the Cultural Revolution

With the loss of their religious meetings, their halal food, and their freedom to run small businesses, some felt there was nothing left of their Hui identity. But others took another approach.

Supporting Article

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.