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Understanding Christian Mission: Participation in Suffering and Glory

Review by Dr. G. Wright Doyle September 19, 2014
Scott Sunquist has given the whole church a beautiful book. Writing out of his own experience as a missionary in Asia and American-based theological educator, decades of careful study, and wide exposure to mission in the name of Christ, the Dean of the School of Intercultural Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary has forged a synthesis of history, theology, and applied missiology that will benefit all sorts of readers, including both beginners and veterans. Continued »

China’s Reforming Churches: Mission, Polity, and Ministry in the Next Christendom

Review by Dr. G. Wright Doyle September 6, 2014
This solid volume grew out of a conference held in January 2013, but includes both new material and revised papers from that meeting. Its central thesis is that the large and growing church in China today urgently needs both internal church organizational development and a more adequate grounding in theology, and that both presbyterian polity and Reformed theology can meet these needs. Continued »

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The New Contexts and Challenges in China Today

By Kevin Xiyi Yao January 7, 2014
The context in which the Chinese Church lives is a fast-changing one. As China undergoes drastic social and cultural changes, the Church there is facing new realities and challenges. If the overseas churches continue to walk along with the Chinese Christians in a constructive way, it is absolutely necessary to understand the Chinese Church’s current dynamics in Chinese society and culture, and to adjust their approaches and strategies accordingly. Continued »