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Names for “God”: Shen

We have seen that the name Shang Di has grave limitations as a direct translation of either Hebrew Elohim or Greek Theos. Is there any other Chinese word which could better convey the meaning of the Biblical words for God?

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The New Contexts and Challenges in China Today

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.

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ArticlesJason Truell
Christianity in Taiwan

For more than three weeks in September, I lived and traveled in Taiwan, where I spoke with more than three dozen taxi drivers and an equal number of Protestant Christians, including both missionaries and Taiwanese. The following report summarizes what I saw and heard.

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Religion and U.S. Foreign Policy: An interview with Dr. Carol Lee Hamrin

Carol Lee Hamrin is an independent author, speaker and consultant for nonprofit organizations supporting the growth of China’s Third Sector. Dr. Hamrin provides a long-term perspective on the remarkable transformation underway in China. Her special expertise is analysis of the way economic dynamics drive changes in society, culture and religion, and the implications for China and the world.

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New Initiatives in Religion Circles

The official Chinese media in late September reported several new initiatives to be promoted within the TSPM-CCC circles: a “charities” week and a five-year “theological exchange” campaign. As with other such formal pronouncements, "tea leaf reading" is always a fun challenge.

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