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How Christianity is different in China than in the U.S.

I found an interesting thought from author Philip Yancey. CNN interviewed him & asked him how Christianity is different in the US versus in Communist China, where they do not have religious freedom. You can read the article in it’s entirety at http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2010/12/09/evangelical-author-philip-yancey-asks-what-good-is-god/

CNN: How is the practice of Christianity different in China than in the U.S.?

Yancey: At my church, when something bad happens, people immediately ask God to fix it: get me a job, heal my aunt, whatever. I pray those same prayers, and I see nothing wrong with them. In China, though, I heard different prayers, not “God, take away this burden,” but “God, give me the strength to bear this burden.” Read More…