China’s Reforming Churches

Dr. Bruce Baugus speaks about the history and current state of missions in China with a focus on Reformed ecclesiology. China’s Reforming Churches: Mission, Polity, and Ministry in the Next Christendom, edited by Dr. Baugus, is a collection of essays from a recent conference held concerning the growing Reformed churches of China.

Dr. Baugus is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, MS.

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Baus

3 years ago

Thanks for doing this episode, guys.

Having lived in Beijing for several years, and gotten to know a little about Christian and church life there, the more common term is “unregistered” church (rather than ‘house church’). I visited an unregistered church that had converted an entire floor of an office building into a large worship space and class rooms, etc.

With all the expats in Beijing, it is seriously disappointing that there is no Presbyterian/Reformed English-speaking congregation for foreigners. If there *was,* it would significantly and positively influence local/native congregations.

Here are some links your readers will find of interest:

Baugus on the book:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuqR4pchsBE

Articles by Baugus from Ref21:
http://www.reformation21.org/articles/an-orientation-to-chinas-reforming-churches-part-three.php
http://www.reformation21.org/blog/2014/10/reformed-tradition-taking-root.php

Robert Morrison Project:
http://robertmorrisonproject.org/en/introduction

Jon C

3 years ago

An additional resource that listeners/readers will find very helpful in learning more about the church in China is ChinaSource:

http://www.chsource.org/en/

Brent Fulton, the president of ChinaSource, contributed two chapters to “China’s Reforming Churches.”

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