At TIF, we think it is worth wrestling with the questions, doubts, objections and skepticism around the Christian faith. Not just that, if you personally have doubts, questions and skepticism, we invite you to come and listen in. We would appreciate the opportunity to visit with you and discuss the claims of Christianity in detail. After every […]Read more
Author: Todd Blackhurst
TIF is a Christian Church located in central Taichung. Although our church members come from all over the world, our services are conducted fully in English. Are you looking for a place where you can be part of a community and hear the Bible preached in English? Are you missing a sense of connection and friendship? […]Read more
So who is Todd Blackhurst? Todd and his family moved from Amarillo, Texas to Taichung in June of 2013. They are independent missionaries sent from their home church in Texas to work alongside of Taichung Baptist Church as well as the International Mission Board in Taiwan. They have been married for twenty four years and have […]Read more
A Marriage Overseas
Recently, my wife and I have had some opportunity to think specifically about our experience of living overseas as a married couple with children and it’s effect on our marriage and family. And to be honest – it hasn’t been easy and sometimes it hasn’t been pretty. In my former life in the states, I […]Read more
Kick Off Sunday!
Come and join us for Kick Off Sunday! Or any Sunday! January 10, 2016, 6:30 p.m. Directions It’s a little like that first day of school. Of course you’re wondering who’s going to show up? Will you like them? What will the preacher be like? Will I be okay? Will I have any friends? All […]Read more
What is a Church?
It’s simple. In the Bible, it would have been rare for anyone to talk about going to church. Rather, they would have gone to fellowship with their brothers and sisters, share meals, listen to the Word of God, hear preaching and teaching and as Christians would have considered themselves to BE the church. What I’m […]Read more
Good for Each Other
Why a church? Why get together? Who should get together? Everyone! All races, all socio-economic groups, all personalities, everyone! We are good for each other. The Bible says that God gives gifts to his children for the building up of His body, the church. So we need each other to serve effectively and completely. The Bible also […]Read more
Good for the City
As a church, a fellowship, a small group, a Christian, one of the ways we demonstrate our love for Jesus is by being like him. When we read the New Testament, we see both Jesus and his disciples were “good” for their cities. What do I mean? It’s really quite simple. God has given each […]Read more
From the start, probably the most important thing to be said is what we believe about the Gospel. In the Bible, 2 Corinthians 5:21 is one of the clearest statements you can find. Here it is in both English and Mandarin: 2 Corinthians 5:21 (ESV) For our sake he made him to be sin who knew […]Read more