Would you like to make new American and international friends? Would you like to discuss topics relevant to your life and the world, share your perspective and experiences, as well as hear a Christian perspective?
Come join us every Wednesday from 12-1pm in the Arch building (36th and Locust Walk) for Bridges Lunch! Feel free to bring your lunch!
4/18: Special Tuesday at noon in Houston Hall, Brachfeld Room, (Room 225) Book reading by “Shanghai Faithful” author Jennifer Lin.
From the Amazon page:
Within the next decade, China could be home to more Christians than any country in the world. Through the 150-year saga of a single family, this book vividly dramatizes the remarkable religious evolution of the world’s most populous nation. Shanghai Faithful is both a touching family memoir and a chronicle of the astonishing spread of Christianity in China. Five generations of the Lin family—buffeted by history’s crosscurrents and personal strife—bring to life an epoch that is still unfolding.
A compelling cast—a poor fisherman, a doctor who treated opium addicts, an Ivy League–educated priest, and the charismatic preacher Watchman Nee—sets the book in motion. Veteran journalist Jennifer Lin takes readers from remote nineteenth-century mission outposts to the thriving house churches and cathedrals of today’s China. The Lin family—and the book’s central figure, the Reverend Lin Pu-chi—offer witness to China’s tumultuous past, up to and beyond the betrayals and madness of the Cultural Revolution, when the family’s resolute faith led to years of suffering. Forgiveness and redemption bring the story full circle. With its sweep of history and the intimacy of long-hidden family stories, Shanghai Faithful offers a fresh look at Christianity in China—past, present, and future.
4/26: Come join us for our last Bridges Lunch for the semester! We will celebrate the end of the semester by providing delicious lunch for you. If you can make it, let Laura know at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we have food for you! Arch 107