A Chinese Immigrant’s Reflection on American Holidays

Editor’s note: Ryan shares his memories of his first American Thanksgiving the year after he and his family emigrated to the United States. Thanksgiving was an exciting but strange holiday to them, and most of all an opportunity to gather and feast with friends and loved ones. It is also a great opportunity for Americans […]

Raising Children in the Gospel

Editor’s note: This throwback post was written in 2015 and was first published in Church China (a mainland China Christian publication) and then translated and published in English on China Partnership’s website. This updated version of the article has been edited and condensed to increase readability. This month, CP is praying for Chinese Christians as […]

The Church’s Greatest Hope

Editor’s note: The first week of October, Christians from around southeast Asia and the globe came together for a time of encouragement and fellowship at the Jakarta 2023 conference in Indonesia. Dr. Ben Chen, who was one the conference’s organizers, reflects on the gathering, on why the conference was focused on Jesus’s reign, and on […]

Do We Love Them?

Editor’s note: This throwback post was written in 2016 by a Mainland Chinese pastor and his wife. The couple live in a major city, and minister primarily among young Chinese urbanites. They have served in ministry for more than 20 years. The authors reflect on how evangelism in China can no longer be based on […]

Hallelujah! I’ll Never Build A Grand Church

Editor’s note: We are continuing to throw it back this summer and autumn by re-sharing a few of our favorite blog posts from over the years. This was initially published in 2016, as a Mainland Chinese pastor shared about God’s grace to himself and his church in recent years. It has been lightly edited and […]

Don’t Just Preach, Disciple: Family Foundations

Editor’s note: Gu Junqing grew up in a Christian family and came to believe in the Lord at an early age. This is the fifth and final part of his story, and Gu talks about how he says many Chinese Christians enthusiastically sharing the gospel, but are lacking follow-up and discipleship. To build a strong […]

Why Should We Learn From Chinese Christians?

Editor’s note: How does a church under pressure stay renewed in the gospel of grace? For 70 years, house churches in China have grown amidst cultural marginalization, political disenfranchisement, and periods of active persecution. In recent years, a growing movement of Reformed, urban house churches have begun to articulate an important theology of ‘walking the […]

Family Foundations: Teach the Bible More Deeply

Editor’s note: Gu Junqing grew up in a Christian family and came to believe in the Lord at an early age. In this third part of his story, he says Christians should be careful not to present unbelievers with a warped version of faith. He warns against sharing a “fast food” gospel that only focuses […]

Out of Blows, Knowledge Grows

Editor’s note: There is a Chinese proverb which says you cannot come to know another person without fighting with them; “out of blows, knowledge grows.” (In Chinese, this is “不打不相识,” or “Bu da, bu xiang shi.”) Tan Jian is a Chinese preacher who is well-accustomed to “blows” for the sake of Christ. In this short […]

Family Foundations: My End Goal Is Not The Same

Editor’s note: Gu Junqing grew up in a Christian family and came to believe in the Lord at an early age. In this second part of his story, he shares how, as a reflective teenager, he was frustrated with the lies of history. He also saw how meaningless life was unless it was lived for […]