Churches that have resumed on-site gatherings should provide their congregation with appropriate technical training on how to use network technology. Online churches should also teach more believers how to use various online media tools to ensure they experience a good quality of online services.
The greatest proof of the holiness and godliness of the Church should be reflected in financial management.
If we compare Tao Te Ching or I Ching with Christian culture, it seems understandable and acceptable. However, if someone compares the classic Chinese novel Dream of the Red Mansion with Christian culture, it will inevitably make him or her confused.
In a northern city, I met a team of Christian volunteers who shuttle between street markets and communities to do a lot of modest public welfare work. While they do their jobs they wear white T-shirts which display four eye-catching Chinese characters in red: "Jesus Loves You".
Sister Li Ying is just an ordinary believer in a church in Northeast China. In her twenty years of firm faith in God, she has held on to the above words and put forth an effort to pursue an understanding and taking in of the Word of God. She flew from Shenyang to Auckland at the end of 2019 to visit her daughter.
When we came to the topic of the Trinity, he gave a solemn look and kept waving his hands in the air. That look blended in harmony with the movement of his hands portrayed exactly the demeanor of a pastor – what an enjoyable lecture he gave! His demeanor had clearly been formed through his long-term dedication to delivering sermons. Unfortunately, he was not an ordained pastor yet.
After becoming a Christian in his later years, Tang Zheren wrote his first book on creation and existence at 75 but it lacked something. He lost his eyesight one day and experienced curing. Receiving a revelation from God, he wrote the second book on time.
Looking back on the pandemic, throughout the outbreak it is amazing to see that we seem to have lost something, something precious. It is not something physical, but an awareness, an awareness of God.
I remember when the Internet sprung up, some Christians defined Christian websites as "online churches". Similarly, the cloud gatherings due to the coronavirus crisis is also named as "online churches".