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The Magazine for Serious Disciples

The Directory of Articles Contained in the June 1988 Issue

Cover Story: One Man Against the Tide

What's happening today in the People's Republic of China is so unbelievable that many Western Christians indeed simply can't--- or won't--- believe it. It's time we opened our eyes to the truth.

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Editorial Comment
by Ralph D. Winter 

China's Intrigue
by Ralph D. Winter
Not many people realize the surprising extent to which China's ruling elite can reach across the Pacific to control things in this country.

In Hudson Taylor's Day....
by Ralph D. Winter
In Hudson Taylor's day they eagerly looked forward to the completion of the Great Commission÷and the Return of Christ. Today, while there are almost four times as many people to be won to Christ, there are forty times as many believers to do the job, and better transportation, language analysis, medical insight, relative wealth far.

Why is the China Inland Mission/North America's 100th Year Celebration So Significant For Us Today?
by Ralph D. Winter
More than any other human being, James Hudson Taylor, that young upstart, who did not heed his station in the social order, made the greatest contribution to the cause of world mission in the 19th century.

Why Suddenly Are Many Reports On the Number of China's Christians So Drastically Subdued?
by Ralph D. Winter
In the last month both Christianity Today and Moody Monthly have published the Chinese Communist Party line÷that there are about one-tenth as many Christians in China as many experts believe.

At the Center
News at the Center

Dividing the Church-- What is TSPM Leadership Up To?
by Brent Fulton 
“Observant China visitors know the church in China is predominantly evangelical,” says K.H. Ding, chairman of the Chinese government-sanctioned church, the Three-Self Patriotic Movement (TSPM).

China's Three-Self Church
by Brent Fulton
Xu Yongzhe, an itinerant evangelist from Central China, might not have noticed the four unmarked cars parked outside the house in Beijing where he was staying. 

Wise as Serpents, Harmless as Doves: Christians in China Tell Their Stories
interviews by Johnathon Chao, edited by Richard Van Houten
Recently, we have started to gather together for prayer and sharing. Two questions have been discussed the most. The first is what form the Chinese Church would have in the future. The second is how the Gospel should be communicated to our children.

Around the World
edited by John Holzmann
What's happening around the world.

Regional Workshops Spark Cooperation!
Sponsored by the Association of Church Missions Committees, the Association of International Mission Services, and the U. S. Center for World Mission, these weekend workshops have brought excited mission activists together and helped them see what God might do through their combined efforts.