by: Mark Warner
For hundreds of years printed books were the only source of reading. However today we are in the midst of a mixed format transition where consumers enjoy both print and digital books. The baseline future for reading sees authors, publishers, booksellers, and readers continuing to thrive. Technological development, social interaction, and educational [...]
by: Diana Butler Bass
Author Diana Butler Bass describes two significant cultural forces reshaping the religious future: 1) the rise of the “unaffiliateds,” including atheists, agnostics, humanists, “spiritual but not religious” and post-theists; and 2) the rise of religious pluralism and immigrant faith in everyday life throughout the West.
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by Jay Gary, PhD, June 15, 2010
Recently the president of a Christian university was asked, “Where is Christian Higher Education going over the next 15 years?” Without skipping a beat, he replied, “I don’t know — but that’s what keeps me up at night!” The president then added, “I know one thing. It will [...]
by Jay Gary, PhD
For 2,000 years faith has been built on constants, can it now be built on change?
Christian Futures Network Version 1.8 – 26 April 2013
Keywords: future of faith, research, creativity, change, forecasting, spirituality, creativity, millennialism, theology, culture, leadership, strategic foresight, development, emergent leaders, science and theology
1. What is [...]
by Jay Gary, PhD Sep 26, 2007
This speech, “Framing Christian Futuring,” was given to Bacone College at their 2007 Presidential Leadership Summit.
I would like to spin a story for you about scandal, corruption, crime, and perjury–of wickedness in high places. No, I am not thinking about Bernie Madoff, Ken Lay, Bernard Ebbers, Scooter [...]
by Jay Gary, PhD, Jun 22, 2004
What has occupied your executive team’s attention the past three years? Chances are you have been restructuring departments or reengineering core programs for immediate gain, rather than regenerating your strategies or reinventing your organization for the future. It is said that on average, corporate management devotes 90% of [...]
by staff, July 5, 2010
What will Christian faith formation in churches look like in 2020? Can we begin now to envision the shape of faith formation in the year 2020? Can we prepare our churches for the future of faith formation? This new decade will demand new thinking and new models, practices, resources, and [...]
by Jay Gary PhD, Jan 1, 2010
In the January 2010 issue, writing for Church Executive Magazine, Dr. Jay Gary offered three letters from imaginary pastors, written as if it was 2020. They give a retrospective look on what might be the prospects of the US Evangelical church looking forward. They are not projections, nor [...]
by Gary Hamel, Nov 9, 2009
‘What’s wrong with organized religion?’ That’s the question that the dean of strategic management, Gary Hamel, put to America’s largest churches. Claiming that religion needs a management reboot, his hypothesis was that the problem with organized religion isn’t that it’s too religious, but that it’s too organized.
Hamel closes [...]
by Frank Spencer, Nov 18, 2006
My name is Frank Spencer, and I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself and tell you a little about my experience as a mid-career professional in the Master of Strategic Foresight (MSF) program at Regent University.
I live in Savannah, Georgia, I’ll be 42 this coming January, [...]