Author: Xiaoli Yang
In A Dialogue between Haizi’s Poetry and the Gospel of Luke Xiaoli Yang offers a conversation between the Chinese soul-searching found in Haizi’s (1964–1989) poetry and the gospel of Jesus Christ through Luke’s testimony. It creates a unique contextual poetic lens that appreciates a generation of the Chinese homecoming journey through Haizi’s poetry, and explores its relationship with Jesus Christ. As the dialogical journey, it names four stages of homecoming—roots, vision, journey and arrival. By taking an interdisciplinary approach—literary study, inter-cultural dialogue and comparative theology, Xiaoli Yang convincingly demonstrates that the common language between the poet Haizi and the Lukan Jesus provides a crucial and rich source of data for an ongoing table conversation between culture and faith.
Author: Xiaoli Yang

How is the dynamic power of the Holy Spirit working through contemplative aspects of Pentecostal spirituality in Asia where Christianity thrives in a hostile environment today? Are there any insights that Pentecostal churches of the Global North can learn and experience deeper transformation through the Holy Spirit in a post-Christian world? This article shares a recent experience of a retreat with a group of Asian Pentecostal pastors. It describes how they, both individually and as a group, encountered God through contemplative practice within the praxis of their spiritual tradition. Drawing from their experiences grounded in Scripture, the article explores the key theological issues of silence, body, and response. Pentecostal churches are therefore encouraged to be eager to learn from the lived experiences of pastors in Asia and receptive to contemplative aspects of Pentecostal spirituality.

In: Journal of Pentecostal Theology
In: A Dialogue between Haizi’s Poetry and the Gospel of Luke
In: A Dialogue between Haizi’s Poetry and the Gospel of Luke
In: A Dialogue between Haizi’s Poetry and the Gospel of Luke
In: A Dialogue between Haizi’s Poetry and the Gospel of Luke
In: A Dialogue between Haizi’s Poetry and the Gospel of Luke
In: A Dialogue between Haizi’s Poetry and the Gospel of Luke
In: A Dialogue between Haizi’s Poetry and the Gospel of Luke
In: A Dialogue between Haizi’s Poetry and the Gospel of Luke