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1 Way to Pray for China

A recent report from the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy shares that two of China’s most prestigious universities have broken into the top 100 universities in world rankings. Focusing particularly on the sciences, the Shanghai Ranking put Tsinghua University in 58th and Peking University ranked 71st. As Chinese intellectuals and universities continue to develop their presence on the world stage, pray this week for the gospel to impact and shape higher learning in China.

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1 Way to Pray for China This Week

Over the summer colleges and universities across the country are preparing to open their doors to thousands of Chinese international students arriving for the new school year. About 300,000 Chinese students studied in American institutions last year, and the numbers are expected to continue increasing. Pray with us this week for these students and the American universities they are attending. 

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Divine Irony: China and the Roman Empire

There is a similarity between China and the ancient Roman Empire. The roads, the common language, and the political unity that characterized the empire all contributed to the spread of the gospel in the first few centuries of the early church. China, like the Roman Empire, has experienced a combination of similar factors that have contributed to the churches amazing growth. 

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1 Way to Pray for China this Week

Christian literature has long been a significant part of discipleship and spiritual growth among Christians in the West; now, the same is becoming true with the increase of Christian publishing in China. The Chinese church is not only actively engaging Christian literature from other cultural centers, but it is quickly developing its own resources. 

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I Finally See How Beautiful You and Your Word Are

 I realized that whether Christ loves me or not isn’t based on how good I am in his ministry. He has already loved us fully and completely on the cross. He won’t take away his love just because I didn’t do well in the ministry. When I realized that is the gospel, I had peace. So I stopped worrying about how the church sees me, because my identity is built solely on Christ and his cross. 

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Crooked Sticks: 5 Reasons Church History Matters in Ministry to Chinese

The Chinese church needs and is developing excellent pastoral training, but it also needs to raise up Christian educators, going beyond theologians and exegetes to include historians. As an American, I can help try to teach and interpret the history of the church for Chinese context, but it will be best done by Chinese educators themselves. As they document and write their own church history, they will be the best at understanding how it connects to the bigger story of God’s work throughout the world. 

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