In and Out of Season in China

December 16, 2019 • Chinese

“Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season.” —2 Timothy 4:2 God led Jerry An to this Scripture passage while he was writing a devotional to explain the Christian faith in the Chinese context. Jerry An leads Back to God Ministries International’s Chinese language outreach and he...

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A New Heritage of Faith

December 02, 2019 • Chinese

Every year, the already-crowded subway stations, buses, and airports across China become even more bustling—millions of people are traveling home for Chinese New Year celebrations. In 2018, Back to God Ministries International’s Chinese ministry team realized that this time of family celebration also provided a great opportunity for Christians to...

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Touring China With a Purpose

November 20, 2019 • Chinese

A sermon about Paul’s missionary journeys might speak differently to you when you hear it in a foreign language on the other side of the world. That’s what members of Back to God Ministries International’s (BTGMI) “Tour with a Purpose” group experienced in China. The 12-day tour included BTGMI leaders...

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Unexpected Responses From the Web

October 02, 2019 • Chinese, English, Portuguese

“Hello! I am an ordinary Chinese Christian living in Japan. Every night before I sleep I listen to the Chinese Today devotional as part of my quiet time. Thank you so much! May God be with all the brothers and sisters who trust in his name! Amen!” Messages like this...

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Media Offers New Opportunities for People with Disabilities in China

May 02, 2019 • Chinese

People living with a disability in China often live one of two types of lives, neither of which feels empowering. “In China, there are not as many services available for people with disabilities as there are in North America,” says Pastor Jerry An, who serves as Back to God Ministries...

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New Theology Videos Feature 'Calvin's Beatles'

February 27, 2019 • Chinese

Students often hear a common but not always polite question: “What are you going to do with that degree when you graduate?” The question can leave some students stumped. For Chinese students at Calvin Theological Seminary, the answer can be even more uncertain. “If we still have a church, I’ll...

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Equipping Worldwide Leaders

February 25, 2019 • Chinese

Sam Ren’s passion for learning has earned him an impressive set of academic accolades. It brought him from his hometown of Sichuan, China, to places across the world. Most importantly, it has led him to discover Christ. As an undergrad philosophy student, Sam began reading the Bible as part of...

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3 Ways that Media Brought Community in 2018

December 28, 2018 • Chinese, English, Hindi

At their worst, social media sites seclude us from face-to-face interactions. But they also offer unique opportunities to connect with others. Members of Back to God Ministries International’s listener communities in India would agree. Thanks to these communities, Shaurya Singh (name changed) and his family can explore their new faith...

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Not Useless: Light in Darkness

October 03, 2018 • Chinese

Life is often difficult for people in China who are blind, as Wang Ying wrote in an online essay competition hosted by the Chinese ministry of Back to God Ministries International (BTGMI). “People usually think that those who are born blind like me would be content,” Ying wrote. “Since I...

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Chinese Testimonies Offer Encouragement to Chinese Speakers

September 19, 2018 • Chinese

Like most parents, Lin’s father had mixed feelings about dropping off his only daughter at her university in China. He found it especially difficult because his wife passed away shortly after Lin was born. “His little girl whom he had once led everywhere by the hand must now grow up...

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