Fitch Memorial Church (Hongde Church) in Shanghai is one of the few Christianity churches built with a Chinese classical architectural style. Established to be a US Presbyterian Mission church in the 1920s and now serving as a TSPM church, it has witnessed the indigenization of Christianity in China.
The academic conference themed “Individuals, Organizations, and Cultures Spanning across China and the West” was held in Shanghai on September 25, 2021.
During a visit, I had the privilege of meeting Pastor X who serves in a trade and industry fellowship in south China. His unique way of sharing the gospel is to pass the gospel to the guests through the way of tea gathering and preaching.
For the church, it is very important to preach the gospel directly to save the soul, but at the same time, many other ministries are also indispensable. A scholar shared the contributions made by foreign women missionaries to Chinese women nearly 200 years ago on International Women's Day.
Written by a Presbyterian missionary and an American teacher Marjorie Rankin Steurt, and voluntarily translated by Mr. Sun Min locally from Weifang, Shandong Province, the Chinese draft version of her book Broken Bits of Old China was completed on December 12th, 2020. Although the translator Sun is not a Christian, in his view, the local literature value of this book is worthy of attention.
Two decades after its first publication, Professor Wu Yixiong’s Chinese book "Between Religion and the Secular World: Protestant Missionaries’ Early Activities in the Costal Areas of South China (1807 - 1851)" was republished last month.
As the Chinese Lunar New Year is approaching, under the Chinese cultural context that “upon growing up, every male should take a wife and every female should take a husband”, many single Christians are facing a difficult situation.