China

Dorothy Carey and Her Struggle With Mental Illness When, in 1781, 25-year-old Dorothy (Dolly) Plackett married William Carey, five years her junior, she might have imagined the same type of quiet family life her parents and most people lived in her small town of Hackleton, West Northamptonshire...
From the earliest days of Protestant missions, foreign missionaries understood the need of training local pastors. The priorities given to this task varied. In many cases, circumstances helped to hasten the process. This is what happened in Manchuria, a historical region of northeast China, in 1941...
Wang Mingdao – Against the Christless Christianity of the Authorized Church After the Chinese Civil War and the victory of Mao Tse-Tung over General Chiang-Kai Shek, the Chinese government re-evaluated the role of Christian churches in the country. They allowed their existence, with restrictions...
Liang Fa – The First Chinese Ordained Pastor In 1804, fifteen-year-old Liang Fa moved to the big city of Guangzhou (then known as “Canton”) to find work, first as a brush-maker, then as an apprentice printer. His parents had provided a good classical Chinese education as long as their means had...
Paul once commented to Timothy, “Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.” [1] This text tends to make the typical American Christian uncomfortable. They immediately compare their experience to that of the underground church in China or something similar. Yet...
Jeanette Li and Her Faith in God’s Promises Jeanette’s birth, in 1899, was a disappointment to her family. As most Chinese parents at that time, You Zhong and his wife Taai So wanted a son to carry on the family name. Since they already had a daughter, a relative suggested the new baby should be...
Since writing and submitting the series of posts (beginning here ) on the pervasive Christological confusion in China, I have received a communication confirming that my caution about attributing to our brother the view suggested by his assertions is well founded. As I muse in the final post of the...
This is the final post in a twelve-part series on the current Christological confusion taking root in China's emerging Reformed community (see parts 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , and 9 and 10 and 11 ). Conclusion There may be ways to construe the supposed pre-existent humanity of Christ without...
This is the eleventh post in a twelve-part series on the current Christological confusion taking root in China's emerging Reformed community (see parts 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , and 9 and 10 ). Seventh Statement: The "Unknown Humanity of God in Christ" "Until recent times," Veli-Matti...
This is the ninth post in a twelve-part series on the current Christological confusion taking root in China's emerging Reformed community (see parts 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 and 8 ) Fifth Statement: Merely Functional Likeness Ironically, holding a univocal view of God's image (see part 8 ) leads...