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An Orientation to China's Reforming Churches: Part Three

Article by   April 2013
The need for church development, so acute in China, exists wherever the gospel is bearing fruit. Indeed, the proper goal of the church's mission is not just to announce the good news to those who have not heard or to call unbelievers to faith and repentance; the church's mission has always included establishing a well-ordered church in every land for the welfare of Godís people and perpetuation of the ministry. continue

An Orientation to China's Reforming Churches: Part Two

Article by   February 2013
From the Christian point of view, the true center of world history is not money or political power but Jesus Christ, and the totalizing narrative of world history is the glory of God through the salvation of his people. In other words, under Christ, the church has the lead role in this drama, with city, state, and market playing supporting roles. As Scripture insists throughout, and Augustine reminds us in The City of God, the rise and fall of nations, global empires, and economic regimes serve, above all else, this singular redemptive and theological end realized in and through Jesus Christ, for whom the whole creation exists. So, from the biblical point of view, the most important news coming out of China is not the transformation of China's political economy or the shifting balance of global poweróitís not even how Christianity is impacting these developmentsóbut rather how Christ is building his church in China in our generation. And this, above all else, is the truly remarkable change occurring in China today and, given the scale of this change, the world order. continue

An Orientation to China's Reforming Churches

Article by   January 2013
"[M]ore people go to church on Sunday in China than in the whole of Europe." China is now home to more evangelical believers than any other nation, and the church continues to grow and make inroads in every level of Chinese society. Today, tens of millions of Chinese profess faith in Jesus Christ. Such dramatic growth, against the backdrop of modern China, has produced profound and urgent church development needs. As faithful Chinese ministers strive to meet these needs, an increasing number are discovering the rich biblical and theological resources of the Reformed tradition and Presbyterian polity. continue

Results tagged “China” from Reformation21 Blog

Concluding Postscript to Christological Confusion Series

Article by   March 2016
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... continue

Christological Confusion & China's Reforming Churches (part 12)

Article by   February 2016
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).ConclusionThere may be ways to construe the supposed pre-existent humanity of Christ without transgressing Chalcedonian orthodoxy--Klaas... continue

Christological Confusion & China's Reforming Churches (part 11)

Article by   January 2016
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 Kärkkäinen observes, "the idea... continue

Christological Confusion & China's Reforming Churches (part 9)

Article by   January 2016
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 LikenessIronically, holding a univocal view of God's image (see part 8) leads... continue

Christological Confusion & China's Reforming Churches (part 8)

Article by   January 2016
This is the eighth post in a twelve-part series on the current Christological confusion taking root in China's emerging Reformed community (see part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7)Fourth Statement: The Recast Image of GodRecast by the concept of Christ's eternal humanness (see part 5),... continue

Christological Confusion & China's Reforming Churches (part 7)

Article by   November 2015
This is the seventh post in a twelve-part series on the current Christological confusion taking root in China's emerging Reformed community  (see part 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 and 6).Third Statement: Incarnation as the Assumption of a Body (Alone?)Despite his apparent anthropological dualism, our brother does not... continue

Christological Confusion & China's Reforming Churches (part 2)

Article by   September 2015
This post is the second in a twelve-part series on the current Christological confusion taking root in China's emerging Reformed Community (see part 1 here).Context & Cause of the Current ConfusionIn one of the most fascinating developments in global Christianity... continue

ChinaSource on Rise of Reformed Theology in China

Article by   June 2015
ChinaSource is, in my estimation, the premier resource for anyone interested in Chinese Christianity. The dedicated crew observes closely, researches thoroughly, documents meticulously, and consistently publishes high-quality reports and essays written by Chinese church leaders and others with years of... continue

Reformed tradition taking root in China

Article by   October 2014
China may be emerging as another global center of Reformed faith and practice. If so, East Asia would seem to be well on its way to becoming the heartland of the Reformed tradition in this century. True, outside South Korea,... continue

Hong Kong protests a Christian mission? But first, . . .

Article by   October 2014
Offline eighteen days and Trueman vanishes from the site, Turk takes on Jones's and Levy's presbyterianism, and I miss "Deviant Calvinism week." Conspiracy theorists (and perhaps certain biblical theology practitioners) might discern a theme, but enough about what everyone else is... continue
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