For many Western Christians, the experience of suffering and persecution is remote. For Chinese Christians, on the other hand, persecution is a regular aspect of the Christian life. If a Christian from the West was transported to a Chinese house church, the topic of suffering would be ever-present in preaching and conversation. With decades of persecution under government oppression and a rich theology of suffering, the Chinese house church movement has much to contribute theologically to the global church. Join us to hear the letters from Chinese Christians as they pull back the curtain on the pastoral heart and the hope behind the house church's remarkable faithfulness, awakening the Church to the reality of the gospel—the ground of our hope—in the midst of darkness.
It's one thing to have to deal with your spouse or ex-spouse’s narcissism. But what about when it hurts your kids? A narcissistic parent can harmfully affect your child’s view of you, themselves, God, and the world in general. Too often that narcissistic parent uses your child as a tool to hurt you, and their manipulation and abuse can have long-term consequences on your child’s development and future relationships. Join us this hour to start the journey toward healing and wholeness and learn how to develop strategies to deal with a narcissistic parent.
Hannah Nation currently serves as the Managing Director of the Center for House Church Theology and as Content Director for China Partnership. She is a graduate of Covenant College and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. When she isn't focusing on China, Nation loves to study various topics concerning the history of women and Christianity. She wrote a thesis on Harriet Newell, one of the first American missionary wives, and the significance of her posthumous memoir for early evangelical publishing.
Nation is a frequent writer and speaker on both contemporary Chinese gospel movements and the history of women in the church, both academically and popularly. Her speaking on both topics ranges from presenting at academic conferences to leading local church retreats. She is a research associate at Gordon-Conwell's Center for the Study of Global Christianity and member of several societies, including the Tyndale Fellowship and the Evangelical Missiological Society (EMS). She has written for The Gospel Coalition, Christianity Today, and Plough, among other various platforms.
Laurel is a Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with the state of Florida. She provides counseling services for individuals, couples, and families. She combines Biblical Truth with the Truths in the fields of Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy to help heal individuals and their relationships.