What Christianity in China Is Really Like

Colin Clark | March 9, 2017

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I have a friend who travels to China several times a year for ministry. His plans are top secret; even those traveling with him aren’t informed of trip details, and other parts of the itinerary are only unfurled on a need-to-know basis. The whole team wears sweatshirts or jackets with hoods, shrouding their identity as soon as they hit the ground. A blacked-out van takes them to an undisclosed location, along a circuitous route with multiple switchbacks along the way. Once at their training facility, they don’t see the light of day until they’re on their way back to the airport. 

I, on the other hand, openly and publicly pastor a church in China. When people ask me what I do for a living—even publicly in a crowd of people—I say, “I’m a pastor of a church. You should come…

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