The church in China – trials and triumphs.

http://www.businessinsider.com/christianity-is-exploding-in-china-and-the-communist-party-isnt-happy-2015-1

Excellent article about the church in China and the various situations they’re dealing with.  Here’s a  quote…

Nearly everything at the church is conspicuously open: the front gate, the front door, the sanctuary, the people, the clergy. Chinese or not, you are welcome seven days a week. No layers of security guards or police exist. Walk right in. Join up. People are nice; they give you water, chat. Do you have spiritual needs? Visit their offices, 9 to 5.

For China, it is a stunning feeling. Most of the society exists behind closed doors and is tough, driven, material, hierarchical. The country values wealth, power, and secrecy – not to mention that both government and schools officially, at least, promote atheism.

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