Tag: Urban Church

Editorials

Rising on a New Tide

From the desk of the guest editor.

Lead Article

China’s Reforming Churches, Continued

The author describes the distinctives of Reformed churches as well as some of the difficulties Reformed churches in China have faced in their commitment to Reformed theology. He highlights three observations about life and ministry in China’s reforming churches.

Supporting Article

Thoughts on Culture and Contextualization

The church does not exist in a vacuum. It responds to various cultural factors which raises many questions about the contextualization of the gospel. This article analyzes some key features of the cultural context of Chinese house churches.

Blog Entries

A Way Forward

“China’s Urban Churches Moving Forward” and other webinars from the Asia 2021 Congress.

Blog Entries

Returning Home—The Chinese Church in Transition

Many Chinese believers enter the church at times of personal crisis. Financial troubles, broken relationships, health emergencies—real world trials often reveal to Chinese people the fractured nature of their safety nets, as friends, family, and the state fail to provide them with what they need. These moments of brokenness can be used by God to open people’s hearts to their own weakness and God’s strength.

Blog Entries

Church in China. Or Churches in China?

A reminder that there is not simply the church in China, but there are churches in China.

Blog Entries

When Counting Is Hard . . . in China (2)

Analysis

More on the challenges of determining the number of Christians in China.

Blog Entries

Ownership and the Church in China

From Boss to Steward

The question of church property ownership points to a much deeper issue within the unregistered church.

Chinese Church Voices

A New Tool for Suppressing Churches?

Rental leases being used to suppress Chinese house churches.