It’s a new year, and after a break I’m firing this blog back up. One of the things I’ve been working on in the hiatus is this: Watch for details next week!
Those of us who work in China are often asked if we think that the situation for the church in China is getting better or worse. I have always found that to be a problematic question. First of all, “better” and “worse” are relative terms, so the first response has to be “better or worse […]
At the entrance to one of the Catholic churches in Tianjin (one that gets lots of curious tourists) we spotted this sign instructing visitors how to behave (and not to behave) while inside the sanctuary. I had to chuckle. A more accurate translation would be “no making out in the sanctuary.”
Yesterday morning I attended the English service at the Haidian Christian Church in Beijing. It’s a fairly modern structure that sits in the middle of Zhongguancun, Beijing’s high-tech zone (locals call it China’s Silocon Valley). Even though the current building was opened in 2007 (just in time for the Olympics), the church itself dates back […]
On Sunday morning we attended a service at the church in Huili. The choir (all women), decked out in suits and ties, led the congregation in the singing of traditional songs for an hour and a half before the service began. Then the service itself lasted another 2 and a half hours! We were blessed. […]