The rising tide of Chinese Christianity

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NPR reports on one of the most amazing advances in the history of the Christian movement.

The missionaries planted the seed of the gospel but it's the Chinese themselves, largely without foreign interference, who are reaching their nation. The current estimate is 100,000,000 followers of Jesus in China today.

We have much to learn from them.


Over the past 30 years, nearly 400 million Chinese have moved to the cities. There are some 170 Chinese cities now with more than one million residents compared with only 35 in all of Europe. The urbanisation process has a long way to run with another 300 to 400 million people expected to move from the country to the city over the next 20 years.

If the Chinese church has followed the example of the church in the west, do you think they would have had any chance of keeping with these trends?