Churches are always packed on Christmas, with non-Christians who desire to celebrate Christmas. However, another group should not be ignored, namely, Chreasters.
There were two approaches used in the independence movement of the Chinese church in the past two centuries. One was led by Western missionaries, who handed over the management of the church to Chinese leaders and encouraged their autonomy in leading the church. Another movement was launched by Chinese Christians, and the pioneer of this movement was Chen Mengnan from Guangdong Province.
A Catholic church in Xiamen, China's southeastern Fujian Province is under construction to become a local new landmark.
One of the common problems facing the Chinese church today is the increase in the number of scam artists who prey upon believers the rampage of scammers. They often pretend to be Christians and blend in the church with other believers.
More than 100 years ago, many Chinese patriots, including Wang Zhengting, known as "the father of the Olympics in China", took an active part in sports to save the country in order to get rid of foreigners' discrimination of regarding Chinese as "the sick man of East Asia".
Built in 1888, the church tells a moving story of a Scottish missionary.
In the mid-20th century, the first Chinese Cardinal, Thomas Tien Ken-sin, was appointed. This was an important step towards the Sinicization of the Catholic church.
Praised as “The Moody of China”, Ding Limei led many students and young intellectuals to Christ as one of the earliest Chinese evangelization pionners.
Many Chinese people learn the geography of their country by using a map of China, which has become an "enlightenment learning material" for them to understand the country. So how was the first map of China drawn using scientific methods?
In modern times, many Christian churches began the movement of self-governance and self-support. And the most important symbol of church autonomy is to realize the localization of clergy. In fact, as early as the late Ming and early Qing Dynasties, some Chinese believers became priests of the church, and Luo Wenzao became the first Bishop of the Catholic Church in China.