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Social Credit to Discredit Christians

In a horrific display of persecution with online data as its primary weapon, the Chinese government has reached a sinister level of oppression. This approach is geared toward essentially paralyzing Christians who operate outside the Three-Self Movement church structure.  What are they doing?   Employing new laws.  Such new laws impose fines on anyone who would host a Christian gathering;

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White paper speaks of freedom?

“We want to protect religious freedom.” This is the premise of the latest white papers the Chinese government released in early April.  On the surface, we can all get on board with protecting religious freedom.  But further investigation of the recent papers tells a completely different story.  In fact, this “protection” includes such acts as removal of crosses from over

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Easter inspiration from China

On Sunday, a little girl was skipping happily towards the door of our church. She told an elderly lady who was arriving at the same time, how much she was looking forward to Easter. The lady asked if she was exited about getting her Easter eggs. ‘No’, the girl said, ‘I want to praise Jesus, because He rose from the

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A challenging gift (3)

Still not found the right gift? Or are you looking for a meaningful way to spend the dark winter evenings? We received several reviews of our books from Elisabeth Bell, a reader who has experience working in closed countries. We would like to share them with you, and hope they will give you some helpful ideas of what you could give

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Count the Cost and Carry the Cross

Do you ever wonder why the Church in China and the 10/40 window is so lively, while the Church in the West is so sleepy and ineffective? Now hold on a second – this statement is obviously a broad, sweeping generalization. Not all churches and believers in the West are sleepy and ineffective, and I would imagine that the reverse

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