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What is the Middle Kingdom?

The Middle Kingdom is an online media platform where expats living in China can connect for Christian community, fellowship and discipleship.


In Chinese, the name for China is 中国 or “Zhong Guo,” which literally means “Middle Kingdom.” Thus if you are living in China, you are actually living in the Middle Kingdom. As Christians, we’re also living in another kind of “Middle Kingdom.”  The Kingdom of Heaven is described as “the already, but not yet” Kingdom.  God’s Kingdom is here among us, but we are also aware that we do not enjoy ALL of the benefits of that Kingdom yet.


The Middle Kingdom is a ministry of TJ and Jenni Johnson. Citizens of the Middle Kingdom featured on the podcast and contributors of blogs and articles are young adult expats living, working, and studying in China.


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