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Pack Your Suitcase: Fold Faith into Learning

How should we think about our intellectual journey as we prepare to travel in the post-normal world of the 21st century? In this essay, Dr. Jay Gary offers four principles on how we should integrate faith and reason as Christian educators […] […]

Exploring Christian Futures

by Dr Jay Gary, Nov 4, 2002

Recently I took a journey up Pikes Peak, American’s mountain of inspiration. Situated where the western plains meet the Rocky Mountains, it was here that Kathryn Lee Bates wrote “America the Beautiful.” An Aussie friend had come to see Colorado Springs for the first time, and I was […]

The Church in Emerging Culture

by Jay Gary, May 8, 2004

Last fall I had the pleasure of meeting Brian McLaren, a leader in Emergent, an initiative by 20 and 30-something Christians to express their faith in a relevant way to both the present and the future.

Over a breakfast burrito at Pepperjacks, Brian sketched out a message/method matrix that […]

Google Trends Ranks Interests

May 15, 2006

Google Trends now allows you to compare the world’s interest in topics you track. Enter up to up to five topics and see how often they’ve been searched for on Google over time. The results displays how frequently your topics have appeared in Google News stories, and which who has searched for […]

Survey Measures: How Christian Are You?

by Jon Kniss, Jul 6, 2005

July 6, 2005 — (BOSTON) — In today’s day and age, with society’s ever-changing and evolving principles, morals, ethics, activities, practices and norms, there are a wide variety of opinions about “What makes a ‘good’ Christian?” The many answers to this intriguing question are of considerable interest to Boston […]

Sweet Keynotes Foresight 2005

by staff writer, Sep 26, 2005

Leonard Sweet set the tone at Foresight 2005.

Regent Hosted 3rd Annual Futures Conference

Drawing on the Starbucks experience of “living life more musically,” Dr. Leonard Sweet, author of Aqua Church and America’s premier Christian futurist, told 75 participants that “the world takes the church’s best lines,” only […]

Faith & the Future of Humanity

by Jay Gary, PhD, Apr 22, 2006

This past January I taught an online course, LMSF 617, on faith and the future of humanity, through Regent University’s Strategic Foresight program. We wrestled with the question, What should be the unique contribution of Christian faith to the quest to be human? I just ran across this […]

Foresight: Ten Trends Affecting the Church

by Howard A. Snyder & Daniel V. Aunyon, Apr 15, 1987

Remember Megatrends (1982) and Megatrends 2000 (1990) by pop futurist John Naisbitt? Well Howard Synder, first known for his work on Radical Renewal: The Problem of Wineskins, (1975), wrote a noteworthy book on Christian futures back in 1986, entitled:

Foresight: 10 Major Trends that […]

Does Faith Have a Future?

by Dr Jay Gary, Feb. 28, 2003

No matter who you are, whatever your spiritual background, you have probably asked yourself, What is the future of faith? What role will religion and spirituality play in our world 25, 50, or 200 years from now?

I am a professional futurist. I earn my living by […]