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Beam Me Over Scotty: Holographic Pastors by 2030?

by Dr Ulf Spears, Mar 24, 2012

I have been a Star Trek fan for many years and I remember taking my family to the latest Star Trek blockbuster release in the movie theaters. What is interesting is that even after years of viewing the Star Trek saga, I am still fascinated by the transporter […]

Forerunner Eschatology: Revelation or Reckless Gamble?

by Dr. Jay Gary

In tracking the future of end-time thinking, mission strategist and author, Dr. Andrew Jackson has done the church a favor to question Mike Bickle’s End Time gambit. A recent issue of Christian Research Journal features his essay, ‘Forerunner Eschatology: Mike Bickle’s End-Time Teaching & the International House of Prayer.’ (2009 Vol […]

Taking Barna’s Survey as Gospel?

by Jay Gary, PhD, March 16, 2008

A new Barna Survey is out, which examines changes in worldview among Christians over the past 13 Years. The report compares present results to similar survey from 1995, 2000 and 2005. The results indicate that the percentage of adults with a biblical worldview has remained unchanged for more […]

Can't Christians be Questians?

by Jay Gary, PhD, Feb 19, 2010

I continue to read McLaren’s A New Kind of Christianity, alongside blogs interacting with his book and bounce it off friends. Here is a recent Ooze streaming media of McLaren talking about his book.

The issues McLaren raises are worth exploring, because theology must always be ongoing, given […]

McLaren Releases ‘A New Kind of Christianity’

by Jay Gary, PhD, Feb 9, 2010

Today is the release date for Brian McLaren’s A New Kind of Christianity. Yesterday I purchased a ‘kindle’ copy and it showed up right on schedule this morning. I did a quick browse through this past hour–I will give it much more attention and study.

But right away […]

Out of the Corner of God’s Eye

by Dr. Jay Gary, Nov 5, 2007

Wilber, on stage left, hosts his 3rd Integral Spirituality conference

In the final scene of The Count of Monte Cristo (2002), a squire says to the hero–who emerged unscathed from a duel, “Once again, Zatarra, God sees you out of the corner of His eye.”

For […]

The Millennium Bug in World Missions

by Jay Gary, Mar 1, 1999

It’s midnight millennium, Time to bury the past, Midnight millennium We’re going to have a blast. Midnight millennium, Three zeros all around. Midnight millennium, My computer’s gone down. (c) by George Heiner

With a crazy mix of doomsday dread and glib party wonder, a recent music CD by George […]

Christian Leadership in Palestine?

For over 25 years I have worked in the area of developing global Christian leadership. Of all the leaders I have met on my travels, Rev. Dr. Naim Ateek has impacted me the most. His focus on nonviolence to settle the Israeli-Palestinian crisis emerges from his personal life in the Gospel of Jesus. Raised in […]

What is the Future of the Religious Right?

by Jay Gary, Nov 2, 2008

Consider these three futures of the Religious Right.

It is two days before the U.S. election. I am listening right now to David Brody, the senior correspondence from Pat Robertson’s CBN. He is hosting a “View from the Right” panel on CNN. He opened one of his […]

Missional Church– Minimal Thinking?

by Dr. Jay Gary, Apr 3, 2006

Is the Missional church paradigm inadvertantly breeding minimal thinking? I just got back from Santa Fe, NM, where I attended the 4th annual gathering of the Association of Professional Futurists (APF). I’ve been a founding member of APF since 2002, but hadn’t attended one of their annual gatherings […]