In Hannah Nation's podcast episode, uncover the compelling central conflict between the Chinese house
churches' global identity and the Chinese authorities' nationalist agenda, as the Hannah Nation explores the
idea of persecution as an apologetic moment.
"God is not dependent on political rights to grow his church. Do political rights help? Yeah, I think
often they do. Are they important? Yeah. I'm not going to go out and give up what I think is an
important part of America and American life. That being said, God doesn't need those things in order
to grow his kingdom. His kingdom grows however he wants it to grow, and it is Him who will grow it,
not our political powers and the rights that they
Hannah Nation is the Managing Director of the Center for House Church Theology and a graduate of
Covenant College and Gordon Commonwealth Theological Seminary. She has written for Christianity Today,
the Gospel Coalition, Plough, and has edited several books, including Faithful Disobedience Writings on
Church and State from a Chinese House Church Movement.
In this episode, you will learn the following:
Church and State perspective from a Chinese House Church Movement.
Hannah Nation's unexpected journey to the Great Wall of China changed her outlook on life and faith forever.
After discovering the Chinese house church writers and their hard-to-access writings, she was inspired to make a contribution to the global audience. With a unique perspective on post-colonial theology, she encouraged others to prioritize Jesus and the global reality of the Kingdom of God. Despite persecution and fear, Hannah inspired the Chinese church to use their suffering as an opportunity to testify to the power of God and repent of their own idols. Through her work, she showed that faith can thrive even without political rights.
1. How has the Chinese house church developed its own unique theology without outside influence?
2. How can persecution be seen as an opportunity to share the good news of Jesus?
3. How has the Chinese church grown exponentially in the face of political opposition?
Other episodes you'll enjoy:
Craig Greenfield on Subversive Mission
Jessica Stone on Jounalism in Asia
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Hannah Nation has edited a book called Faithful Disobedience writings on Church and State from a Chinese
house church movement. This book brings for the first time to English readers his writings, some of his
sermons. We'll talk about some of the big changes that are happening behind the scenes in China.
Hannah Nation joins A World of Difference to talk about her new book. Tell us a little bit about yourself and
who is Hannah Nation?
I consider myself a Pittsburgh native, although I wasn't born here. My parents were living in Illinois when I
was born, and we didn't move here until I was ten. I currently live here with my husband Trey and our two
kids. It's always so amazing to meet people who've lived in a lot of...