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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 […]

The Future of Faith FAQ

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 […]

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 […]

The Student Evangelism Index

The Student Evangelism Index statistically rates the need for evangelism among college students in 158 countries. It is a one of kind study that was created in 1987 to focus the prayer of Christians on the most unevangelized areas of the college world. […]

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 […]

Biotech Prompts Moral Reflection

Dec 5, 2005

In the context of aggressive biotech research, the National Council of Churches, meeting in Baltimore in mid-November, placed a human biotechnology policy on its 2006 agenda entitled, “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made.” Seeking to help churches find their way through this moral maze of science and genetics, the NCC released this policy statement, […]

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 […]

My Journey into the Future

In September of 2005, ChristianFutures hosted Dr. Todd Johnson, co-editor of the World Christian Encyclopedia on campus at Regent University, for Foresight 2005–the third annual futures conference for Christian leaders. This essay by Johnson was circulated to participants beforehand. […]

The Future of Graduate Christian Education

by Anne Marie MacDonnell, PhD, Jan 25, 2005

Sometimes, God directs our paths in ways that we may never even begin to anticipate. In fact, there are times when God’s calling does not make much sense to our limited human intellect at all. Yet, it is at that very moment when we are most mystified […]