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June 2013

China’s tears

The early church history course came to a memorable end. The final session concerned the rise of Islam and its effects on the churches of North Africa and the Middle East in the seventh to eleventh centuries.      We looked at the terrible legacy of the Crusades in terms of the lasting bitterness which…

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WORLD MISSION – Ministering to the church in China
September 2012

WORLD MISSION – Ministering to the church in China

WORLD MISSIONMinistering to the church in ChinaGod has blessed his people in the UK with a great heritage. For centuries the gospel has been preached here. We have a wealth of Christian literature, many excellent Bible teachers, conventions and Bible colleges.In many other areas of the world the church is much younger. God's people…

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World Mission – Changing contours in China
September 2012

World Mission – Changing contours in China

World MissionChanging contours in ChinaThe church in China is beginning to cast off its chains and is emerging as a powerful force for change. Is this phenomenon likely to transform the communist culture of a repressive regime and create a more open and tolerant society? Article 13 of the Constitution of the Republic of…

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Christian publishing in China – a huge opportunity
October 2011

Christian publishing in China – a huge opportunity

Christian publishing in China - a huge opportunityOne of the more remarkable facts about the history of the church is that some of its most significant events were barely noticed at the time of their occurrence. Examples are not hard to find. In the early church the attention of the most powerful inhabitants of…

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August 2011

China’s Revival

In 1949 there had been, at most, one million Protestant believers in China. Fifty years later, in 1999, there were estimated to be around 90 million. This was mainly due to the phenomenal growth of illegal, 'underground' house churches that, by then, numbered 80 million.It was the result of one of the mightiest outpourings…

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Heroic faith
August 2011

Heroic faith

Heroic faith'A little thing is a little thing, but faithfulness in little things is a great thing.''All God's giants have been weak men, who did great things for God because theyreckoned on his being with them.''China is not to be won for Christ by quiet, ease-loving men and women.''God's work done in God's way…

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March 2009

Chinese puzzle

Chinese puzzle Officially, the Chinese Government recognises five religions: Taoism, Buddhism, Islam, Catholicism and Protestantism, and each has a state-sponsored religious body.      Protestants are supposed to worship under the auspices of the Three-Self Patriotic Movement — standing, ironically, for self-governing, self-teaching and self-supporting.      However, a large proportion of Protestant Christians worship in unofficial…

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The heart of China
October 2008

The heart of China

The heart of China Colin Nevinconcludes his China travelogue It was the last day of my journeying before heading back to Beijing and I visited Kaifeng, the ancient capital during the Northern Song Dynasty, to investigate the history of an enigmatic Jewish Community who had settled there some 1,000 years ago. However, to my great disappointment the…

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