by Dr Jay Gary, 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 Dr Jay Gary, Jan 1, 2010
These scenarios tell us that immigrants, women and emerging generations will shape the church in greater measure by 2020.
You’ve heard the post-church hype for years: “It’s the end of the church as we know it. Twenty million will leave the church by 2020. Donations will shrink, and [...]
by Mark Warner, May 2013
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, [...]
by Dr. Merlin Switzer , Jul 27, 2009
Fear grows in darkness; if you think there’s a bogeyman around, turn on the light. –Dorothy Thompson
When was the last time you pondered what life would be like in the future? What will your job be like? What will life be like for your children? Many [...]
by Dr Jay Gary
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 Dr Jay Gary, April 26, 2013
Greetings and welcome to the Christian Futures Network.
As the third millennium begins, we are looking to the resurrected Christ for insight and wisdom to help renew and lead the church into the future. Despite the apocalyptic anxiety of so many followers of Jesus, I believe we have [...]
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 Dr. Jay Gary 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 Dr Jay Gary, 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 Rev. Paul McKaughan, June 21, 2010
McKaughan Musings: June 2010
Angry black clouds of roiled oil, gas and water gushing unabated from a ruptured pipe a mile under the sea, majestic birds appallingly helpless, feathers coated with thick slimy tar, pristine white beaches poisoned, for who knows how long, by black crude oil, these [...]