- Tuesday, April 7, 2015
- 3:30 PM–5:00 PM
- Commons Annex Lecture Hall Lobby
"The New Face of Missions in China" lecture by Heather Vrieland. Sponsored by the Hubers Asian Studies program
One's conception of missions must be as complex as the society to which one aspires to bring the gospel. China is a profoundly complex and dynamic place, where churches are both legal and illegal, Christians are both loved and feared, and missionaries are both coming and going. (But don't say that, because missionary is a bad word.) What does missions in China look like today? Probably not what you think. And maybe exactly what you think, too. Come join the conversation.
Heather Vrieland spent six years in northeast China trying to make sense of her role as a Christian in an atheist nation. She graduated from Calvin College in 2007 and holds a Masters of Arts in Asian Studies from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Her master's thesis was titled "Towards Greater Insight: The Christian Church, the Chinese State, and How Foreigners Can Move Forward".