• The Seed of the Church: A Story from China

    By Robert Menzies – Recently I was privileged to visit a church near the city of Qujing in Yunnan Province. This church was established by Pentecostal missionaries, Max and Emily Bernheim, in the 1930s. The Bernheims, along with one son, were murdered by bandits in 1940. This tragic event left their five remaining children orphans. […]

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  • A Strong Foundation

    By Robert Menzies – Recently I was once again reminded of the strong foundation of Christian faith in our region. I, along with several friends, traveled to visit a Lisu family and worship together with the church that meets in their village. I heard that this dedicated Christian couple had received the Pentecostal experience and, […]

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    The Gift

      By Robert Menzies | As I stepped through the wooden gate that framed the entrance to the mud brick home, I felt like I was walking back in time. The rickety dwelling was not much different from many that had existed three hundred years ago. Auntie Xu also had a timeless quality about her. […]

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  • Pentecostal Theology and the Chinese Church

      By Robert Menzies Many readers may be puzzled by the term, Pentecostal theology, and all the more by discussions of its impact on the Chinese church. Isn’t Pentecostal theology an oxymoron? I would suggest that it is not. Certainly, the rapid growth of the modern Pentecostal movement – one sociologist describes it as “the […]

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  • Urban Churches in China: A Pentecostal Case Study

      By Robert Menzies   Urban Churches in China: A Pentecostal Case Study One of the most striking features of contemporary China is the startling pace of its modernization, urbanization, and economic development. Strange as it may sound, this process of modernization and development may represent a major factor in creating a context conducive for […]

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