Decoding the Mid-Autumn Festival

Celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival? Make sure you try out some tasty treats! Moon cakes are specialty pastries that are filled with a diversity of unique fillings from fruits, nuts, to even dried egg yolks! Find them at your local Chinese grocery or make them yourself!...

About Patriotism – Understanding and Sharing with Students

Editor’s Note: This post is last in a series of what it means to be a patriotic Chinese and a Christ-follower, and how the two intersect. In this post, an international graduate student from China (name not identified) shares practical ways to spiritually engage...

About Patriotism – Loving Christ and Country

Editor’s Note: Recent reports have come out that the Chinese Communist Party intends to step up the “patriotic education” of China’s students, including those abroad. The New York Times recently featured a story about the China’s Ministry of Education...

Celebrating Chinese New Year: Gospel Connections

Chun Jie (春节), known as Spring Festival or Chinese New Year in other cultures, is the most important, as well as one of the oldest holidays in Chinese culture. It starts from the first day of the Chinese lunar calendar and lasts to the 15th day, with different...

Returning Successfully: The Church

This post is the third in a series of three related to the issue of Chinese students and scholars returning successfully after their time abroad. Spoiler alert: This is an important issue that affects the way you do ministry among Chinese (so listen up!). Shameless...