At 9Marks, we’ve long appreciated those with whom we have the most important things in common, yet disagree with us constructively (Prov. 27:6). This article by Ed Stetzer is an example of putting that appreciation into practice. We hope you’ll benefit from him, just as we have.
In the early 2000s, an increasing number of people began arriving in the United States from the People’s Republic of China, both as international students and as immigrants. In the 2000–2001 school year, about sixty thousand international students from China studied in the States. Fifteen years later, that number had multiplied five times, so that in the 2015–2016 school year, almost 330 thousand students from China studied in the United States. Now nearly one out of every three international students in the States is Chinese.
From the beginning, God’s plan was to redeem mankind to Himself.
Courtlandt Perkins is a Masters of Divinity student at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, with an emphasis on Preaching and Pastoral Ministry. Courtlandt and his wife live in North Carolina where he also serves with Kingdom Diversity at Southeastern. He is passionate about making disciples and has aspirations to pastor full time in the future.