Tag: Social Media

Blog Entries

Christian Spirituality in China’s Walled Garden

WeChat as Christian “Alter-Public”

Despite the Chinese Communist Party’s increasing oversight of Christian life in China today, there is a gray space between the nation’s political tensions, economic revolution, and spiritual revivals that begs for greater reflection and sustained inquiry: the “walled garden” of China’s internet.

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Rethinking Church in Today’s World

A continuing conversation on the use of digital tools and trends in how the church gathers for worship and teaching and how they serve their communities.

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To WeChat or Not to WeChat?

What can we do? What can we not do? What should we do? What should we not do?

Supporting Article

New Media and the Church

How WeChat Changes the Dynamics between the Registered Church and Other Believers

Chinese Christians’ views of digital media, especially WeChat, are discussed, including the changes brought about by the coronavirus. The authors continue by looking at the use of digital media in the future, seeing the church as a shaper, not just a userin this digital age.

Chinese Church Voices

Closer Scrutiny of Chinese Christian Media

Censorship on Christian-themed videos seems to be stricter on an increasing number of media platforms.

Chinese Church Voices

Two Pastors Discuss the Impact of Media on the Church (2)

The coronavirus has pushed many churches in China to rethink and expand their online ministries. Huang Lei, senior pastor of XiaShang Christian Church in Wuhan, shares his thoughts on why Christians must use media in their ministry.

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Re-Thinking Technology’s Impact

What influence does technology have on us, our lives, and the church in China? Our attitudes toward technology may hold the answer.

Chinese Church Voices

Cults on Social Media

A warning against false teachings being spread on WeChat.

Chinese Church Voices

Do You Have a Message for Your 18-Year-Old Self?

Why at the end of 2017 was there a sudden flood of people posting photos of themselves when they were 18-years-old on Chinese social media? And what were the captions they were writing?

Supporting Article

Urban Public Space and New Media Ministry

After defining “new media” and what it encompasses, An looks at the various ways the church in China views it, what it means for the church, and how it can affect the church. He then gives some thoughts on how the church should deal with it—not only the challenges it brings, but how it can be used positively.