Continuing an earlier thought about the primary contributing factors fueling expansive church growth in China…
I tend to think that the structure of the church is a factor which contributes more to the mix than is normally assumed. In the west, evangelicals tend to pray thanking God that they can meet “like this” meaning in large public gatherings. I wonder, does God shake his head and say, “No, you guys just don’t get it…” In China, is persecution the major catalyst, or is this just another way of observing that China has been post-christendom since the 1950’s?
Post-christendom. We’ve observed this in our whole litany of things we’re post- or things we wish we were post- and we’ve noted this one could be a good thing. If China is really an example of a post-christendom environment, could it be a very good thing? Does the observation even hold or is some objection to be made that China was never really part of christendom?
…still wondering aloud, that’s all.