Everyday I run into people from different parts of China.  Living in one of China’s major cities it is quite common to meet someone from any one of the over 25 differences provinces and special zones in China’s landscape.  I’ve spent the last 30 years learning Chinese so communication in Mandarin is not too big […]

In the February 21, 2016 edition of the Business Insider an article appears that caught my attention; “China is buying up American companies fast, and it’s freaking people out” (http://www.businessinsider.com/chinese-outbound-acquisitions-concerns-2016-2).  How could that title NOT catch your attention.  The contents of the article discuss recent events going on among Chinese businesses that show the eye-popping […]

It’s early December and I am walking through one of the major department stores in China. As I make my way toward the exit, I begin to hear that familiar sound – Christmas music. It brings back a flood of childhood memories, most of which are very pleasant. The season has meaning and history where […]

Last week my wife and I sat in our living room talking with one of the teachers at our seminary. He pastors a Chinese church in the US and volunteers to come and teach once a year. He started doing this for us 2 years ago and I quickly discovered his pastoral experience and manner […]

My wife and I just wrapped up another session of pre-marital counseling with a couple from our seminary, who will be married in a few. As an advisor and teacher there are plenty of opportunities to mentor and enter into the lives of those who we teach. Our students expect and anticipate the kind of […]

God’s timing is always perfect but seldom according to our expectations. This is not only true with our prayers for our personal needs but also for our ministry. How long have you been praying for a family member or friend where it seems to be taking “forever”. In the early 1990’s when I was doing […]

One of the great joys of our ministry is the seminary that we were able to be a part of starting here in our city at the beginning of 2012.  We currently are training over 160 house church leaders from all around China (roughly 16 different provinces).  In the short time we’ve been blessed to […]