Tag: Suffering

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Rest? Is It Permitted?

Some Observations on Rest in the Chinese Cultural Context

What is the Chinese concept of rest? How does it interact with the Chinese values of shame and “face”? The author explores these topics and their interaction with the biblical teaching about rest.

Supporting Article

Chinese Culture and the Ethos of Suffering in the Chinese Church

Ahern addresses the Chinese understanding of suffering for Christ, its place in the lives of three well-known Chinese pastors, and the place it should have in the lives of Chinese Christians today.

Blog Entries

Book Review: Faith in the Wilderness

Words of Exhortation from the Chinese Church

In this collection of nine meditations from modern Chinese pastors, editors Hannah Nation and Simon Liu invite the reader to “hear something about walking with Jesus that we have been missing.”

Chinese Church Voices

Responding to Tragedy

The world is full of tragedy, some arising from human causes, others from natural causes. Both result in suffering. Following the air disaster in China last month, a Chinese believer reflects on how Christians should respond to the tragedies that impact them and others.

Chinese Church Voices

Giving Thanks in a Difficult Season

We thank him, not because of the blessings we receive from him, but because of who he is at all times.

Chinese Church Voices

Faith through 9778 Days of Imprisonment

Tortured by dogs and forced into confessing a crime he didn’t commit, Zhang Yuhuan spent more than 26 years in prison. He wrote more than 600 appeal letters and was finally released. What sustained him during that time?

Chinese Church Voices

A Call to Prayer

Not only has the coronavirus disrupted lives in China this year, there have also been floods and other disasters that have caused havoc. A northern pastor calls for prayer.

Chinese Church Voices

Encouragement in Suffering

Do you need encouragement in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic? Are you a Timothy to those in need of encouragement?

Chinese Church Voices

The Kingship of Christ

Looking at the boundary of church and state from this perspective, the church holds fast to its heavenly citizenship in a prominent manner, but holds fast to its outward rights in an inconspicuous manner.

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A Servant Is Not Greater than His Master

Reflecting on the deaths of two Chinese missionaries to Pakistan.