Category Archives: christianity

Eastern Lightning may be a cult, but they still have rights


As you’ve likely already heard, thousands of doomsday predictors have been arrested throughout China as part of the “evil cult” Eastern Lightning. Unfortunately many Chinese Christians are willing to dismiss them as a cult and agree with their treatment, but … Continue reading

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Chinese Christians are filling vital roles in their communities (and a rant)


In my visits to rural villages in China I have been impressed by the ability of local churches to identify needs, and design projects to meet them. Often these projects rely solely on volunteers and donations from believers. Today I want … Continue reading

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“They monitor our phones and email” – talking with a provincial church leader


Continued from yesterday My pleasant chat with the happy rural Christians was almost the complete opposite from my chat with one of the ministers of that province’s Christian Council (the governing branch of the officially recognized church). Perhaps that was … Continue reading

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