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Intro to Missions Course – Part 5

This is the audio from an introductory course on missions that a missionary friend and I taught at our home church. Here in the fifth lesson we talk about efforts¬†to evangelize cities.¬†The first part of the talk centers on the advantages and challenges of church-planting in an urban context. The second talks about the Apostle […]

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Review of ‘Light in the Darkness’

This week, I got a pre-release screening of ‘Light in the Darkness’, a new documentary about Christianity in India from ProChurch, thanks to my friend Trent Cornwell, who was one of the film’s producers. The preview for this film is available as of today. Please go to their page, check out the preview, like it, […]

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Evangelism: How Long Does It Take? (Part 3)

In the last post in this thread (read part 1 here and part 2 here) I shared some observations about sharing the Gospel with Chinese people. Thinking of evangelism in China as ‘fast’ or thinking of it as ‘slow’ are both inadequate and potentially harmful to formulating a healthy missionary strategy. Granted, then, that (1) […]

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Evangelism: How Long Does It Take? (Part 2)

So we’re talking about how long it takes for the average Chinese person to make a decision about the Gospel message. Last post looked at two extreme positions, one of which says that Chinese people are incredibly open to the Gospel and decide to trust Christ very quickly, and the opposite one which says that […]

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Evangelism: How Long Does It Take?

One of the more common questions I field about ministry in mainland China is about how long it takes the average Chinese person to make a decision about the Gospel? While plenty of anecdotes might be supplied, the question remains a difficult one to answer. I do care to attempt a response, though, because questions […]

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Ecclesioporosis

Recent generations of overseas Christian workers, especially in ‘frontier’ mission fields, have been plagued by a brittle bone ecclesiology – a lack of confidence in the church to effect change in the world. Instead, many missionaries seem to believe in a fragile, fractured church that is unable to support the weight of the body of […]

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Of Point Guards and Church-Planters

Are foreigners needed in church-planting roles in mainland China? Big implications for that question. Most foreign full-time Christian workers here are banking on a negative answer. Start a coffee-shop for evangelism, have a training conference for pastors, or build an English school for discipleship – these are the basic building blocks of most plans to […]

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