China


23
Jan 2017
Consistent Passion

Last week our journeys took us to a vibrant outpost of God’s kingdom in Piqua, Ohio. Since it was sanctity of life Sunday, the pastor focused his teaching on that topic. A few minutes into the sermon he stated: “The passion for the unborn, the unwanted, and the unreached doesn’t begin with a love of the unborn or unwanted or unreached. It begins with a passion for the preciousness of the......

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28
Jun 2016
Northeast China Population

Did a little research on good’ole Wikipedia. Here is what I found about the population of Northeast China, also known as Dongbei (东北) Although it is only 8% of China’s total population, there are still around 110 million people. Here is a table of the biggest cities in Dongbei. Depending on who you ask, the percentage of Christians is between 2-5% of this area. The point is, we won’t run out......

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16
Mar 2016
Two Types of Risk

Have you ever heard of the Grizzly Man? There was a documentary with that title released in 2005 following the life and tragic death of bear enthusiast and advocate Timothy Treadwell. As I was reading about his story I realized that there are some interesting parallels to the questions and concerns raised about open missions in China. First, here are the basic reactions people have to Grizzly Man. Well Duh… The most......

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03
Mar 2016
Titus and Timothy

The pastoral epistles have something to say about church planting. Well, they have a lot to say since Paul instructs Titus and Timothy how to establish and lead churches in Crete and Ephesus. Interestingly, there is a difference in the instructions he gives to the two men. The scholars say that the church in Crete was younger, less mature, and “unpromising” and Paul’s instructions reflect that. In Ephesus, the church was likely......

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