Author Archives: Phil Martin



Phil Martin

A Shady Meeting
in China

A Shady Meeting

Yesterday I had an unusual experience that was simultaneously sobering and instructive. Sobering because of the eternally consequential deception that I saw. Instructive because I had a chance to look up close how these groups...

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October 11, 2018
Unbelief and Evangelism
in China, Missions, Preaching

Unbelief and Evangelism

I’ve been reflecting on a conversation that Sara had with her teacher. After studying the Bible together for a few weeks she had a few questions about Christ and the resurrection. The conversation concluded with,...

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June 29, 2018
Part 4: Observations And Analysis
in China

Part 4: Observations And Analysis

Making observations is a necessary and yet tricky business. Necessary in that living in this world presents us with an immense amount of information. Each of us constantly gathers useful information, discards the irrelevant and...

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February 08, 2018
Part 3: Running Scared
in China

Part 3: Running Scared

On the way home from the church, we walked considerably faster than we did on the way there. This little brush with the police brought up a whole range of emotions. Most of the emotions...

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January 29, 2018
Part 2: Our Practice Run
in China

Part 2: Our Practice Run

Background We’ve been looking for a Chinese church to attend since we’ve arrived. A few churches that we contacted asked us to wait until after the new religious laws have been implemented in February. One...

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January 29, 2018
Part 1: A Few Thoughts on Security
in China

Part 1: A Few Thoughts on Security

This is the first post in a series that is long overdue. The intersection of security and missions, particularly in China is a crucial topic for me. What I believe about the questions faced by...

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January 27, 2018
Lose your Life
in Gospel

Lose your Life

This past Sunday I had the honor to preach at Waynesboro Grace. They asked me to fill a spot in a series on the disciples, specifically on how these ordinary men were transformed by grace....

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July 08, 2017
China Trip: Part 3
in China, Survey

China Trip: Part 3

This is the third installment of a three part series that gives a full review of our survey trip in China. During the second half of March we traveled through 6 cities in China. In all we boarded...

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May 01, 2017
China Trip: Part 2
in China, Survey

China Trip: Part 2

This is the second installment of a three part series that gives a full review of our survey trip in China. During the second half of March we traveled through 6 cities in China. In all we boarded...

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April 24, 2017
China Trip: Part 1
in China, Survey

China Trip: Part 1

This is the first installment of a three part series that gives a full review of our survey trip in China. During the second half of March we traveled through 6 cities in China. In all we boarded...

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April 18, 2017