Missions

Gospel and Gunboat: Strange Bedfellows

Gospel and Gunboat: Strange Bedfellows

As we study Chinese history from 1800-1950, we see two main dynamics happening in relation to foreigners and foreign missions in China. On the one hand, we see foreign imperialists forcing China to sign unequal treaties and taking advantage of an obviously weakened Chinese state, unable to defend itself. With these unequal treaties, we see an opening for foreign missions organizations that come into China on the coattails of the imperialists. On the other hand, we cannot ignore all the wonderful works that the foreign missionaries accomplish, including Bible translation, setting up schools, Universities, and the start of the modern day Christian church in China.

The Missionary Movement in Christian History: Studies in the Transmission of Faith

The Missionary Movement in Christian History: Studies in the Transmission of Faith

As the church expands its frontiers, new questions must be answered from the Scriptures. Each time the Word of God is mined for responses to a different culture, the Church develops a theology which is far richer than what it had inherited. Without contradiction or conflict, fresh dimensions expand the boundaries of our previous understanding of the Truth.