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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. […]

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. […]

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. […]

The Focus of Christian Futures

by Dr. Todd M. Johnson, Aug 25, 1998

The purpose of the Christian Futures Network (CFN) is to promote dialogue, strategy, collaboration, scholarship, and clear thinking among Christians on the subject of the future. This collaboration has the following characteristics:

Christian Participants are Christians, defined as “one who believes in, or professes or confesses Jesus […]

Can Archaeology Uncover Eschatology?

Can archaeology aid exegesis in understanding the Last Days as a historical epoch, A.D. 30 – 70? Can the stones speak to us today, as well as the text? Do material remains, in addition to scribal reflections, witness to the End of the Age? […]

Eschatology and the Future of the Church

Dr. Jay Gary shares what a new eschatology might offer to the church of tomorrow in its work of rebuilding humanity’s future. […]

Paradigms of the Future – 2003

by staff writer, Sep 10, 2003

Since the work of Thomas Kuhn, it has become increasingly common to talk about paradigm change in science. But how does this apply to theology? How has faith’s view of the future been shaped by large-scale paradigm change in society? Is eschatology still relevant, or are we barking up […]

Christian Hope Through History

by Dr. Robert G. Clouse, Jun 15, 1991

In the introduction to his handbook of theology, J. Dwight Pentecost observed that some will seek to understand Holy Scripture by a study of:

biblical theology, in which the theologian will synthesize the teachings of the Bible, deriving these truths, stage by stage, within the time boundaries […]

Forecasting the Future in World Mission

by Dr. David B. Barrett, Oct 15, 1987

In this paper, world-renown mission specialist David Barrett brings the work of futures research to bear on future planning for Christian mission, raising important questions for how mission agencies make their projections for the future. He also raises challenges for missiologists about how they approach the future.