This year’s keynote speaker was Dr. Jonathan Li, pastor of Beijing International Christian Fellowship. With scholarly expertise and pastoral experiences, Dr. Li spoke throughout Global Mission Week on the church in China, including the historical development of Christianity in the closed country and the function of the Chinese church in its postmodern context. His chapel series addressed the topic of God’s calling, from using Abraham as an example of a faithful risk-taker to exploring the relationship between Christ and Confucius.
Other highlights from Global Mission Week were “Window on Culture,” which included a Chinese food demonstration and showings of Chinese movies. There was also a global worship session, seminars on student debt and serving God hosted by GoCorps, and a testimony from Cairn alumnus Philip Jackson (‘86) on his mother’s experiences in a concentration camp in China. Throughout the week, there were also academic and informal opportunities to learn more about Dr. Li’s life through fellowship, discussion, and interviews.
Global Mission Week 2015 was a successful week of celebrating the church in China and its tremendous growth during times of intense persecution. The Cairn community, as well as various missionary representatives and guests, was able to experience and celebrate the unique ways in which God is working all around the globe.
In Perry L. Glanzer’s recently published book, Christian Higher Education: An Empirical Guide, Glanzer, a notable professor and author, ranked Cairn University as second among the nation’s best Christian colleges