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The Future According to Jesus

Dr. Jay Gary asks, What can a Galilean Jew still teach us about creating our future? This essay proposes that Jesus held a three-futures framework, explores this as a first-century generational narrative, and 3) offer reflections on how a post-conventional faith can approach the future. […]

Strategic Foresight: Look to the Future to Plan Today

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 […]

The Scoundrel’s Guide to Scandal

by Dr. Jay Gary

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 Libby, Alberto […]

The Post-Church Letters: Voices from 2020

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 […]

Fads, Trends and Faith-based Organizations

Recently, Chris Forbes of Ministry Marketing Coach caught up with Dr. Jay Gary, author, futurist and professor, on what he see for the future of nonprofits in the U.S. For years Dr. Gary has conducted “Future Proof Your Ministry” workshops. […]

The Future of Business as Mission

Is Christian ministry responsible for the direction of the 21st century? Can it influence Big Business and Brother Government toward a great transition to sustainability? […]

The Pattern of Biblical Transformation

Dr Jay Gary describes the pattern of biblical transformation that God uses to across creation and history, business and careers. […]

Welcome to the Hybrid Age of Reading

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, […]

A Christian Executive in 2035. . . A Peek into the Future

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 […]

Creating the Future of Faith

The global church desperately needs to develop a biblical theology of the future that goes beyond the impasse of apocalypticism or progressivism. Foresight offers a path forward. […]