The Future of the Foresight Profession: Results from a Delphi Study
July 12, 2013
Drs. Jay Gary and Heiko von der Gracht have just completed the most extensive survey on record of academic, applied, and industry-based futurists. In a Real-Time Delphi, they asked these 142 experts from 29 countries, How might the internal structure and competitive stance of the foresight service profession change by 2030? The results of this landmark study will be published by Futures journal in 2014.
Foresight Educator's Bootcamp
Jun 23, 2013
The World Future Society will sponsor a one-day master course on in Chicago, that precedes their annual conference. It is called the Foresight Educator's Boot Camp, designed to equip any educator or corporate trainer how to create foresight training.
Behold, I Will Do a New Thing!
April 25, 2006
Imagine. Aspire. Dream. En-vision. If you once soared like an eagle, but now find you crawl more like a snail, catch these musing by Jay Gary on how to draw strength from above. With humor and self-depreciation, he reflects on Isaiah 43:18, where God says, 'I am about to do a new thing.'
Outlook for 2020: Results from a real-time Delphi survey of global Pentecostal leaders
Oct 1, 2012
In the fall of 2011 a Real-time Delphi survey was conducted with members of Empowered21, entitled: Outlook 2020: The future of Spirit-empowered Christianity. The results show that Empowered21 leaders have high expectations for 2020-that the church would experience a historic outpouring of the Holy Spirit, sustained by new leadership. Yet, this would be accompanied by an increasing divide between how emerging and established generations express their Spirit-empowered faith.
Ten Big Questions for 2100
Jul 11, 2012
Considering what life might be like in 2101 is fun, but Michael Marien, editor of Global Foresight Books, claims it should not "be used as an escape from addressing the many huge uncertainties of the early twenty-first century and the unfolding Global MegaCrisis."
A Scoundrel's Guide to Scandal
Sep 26, 2007
Ken Lay, Bernard Ebbers, Scooter Libby, Alberto Gonzalez, Elliot Spitzer. We live in a period of un-authentic leadership, refusing to take accountability for their actions. Speaking from the parable of the dishonest manager, Jay Gary offers Christian leaders three frameworks of the future that can help any community move from failure to foresight. This speech, 'Framing Christian Futuring,' was given to Bacone College at their Presidential Leadership Summitt.
Strategic Foresight: Looking to the future to plan today
Jun 15, 2010
Strategic foresight is a new name for a core practice that leadership teams use to learn about the shifting forces shaping their ministry landscape 3 to 10 years out. It engages them in critical thinking and 'what if' debates. It takes a team beyond budget or policy assessment to allow open learning and strategic conversations to craft a long-term adaptive strategy.
Toffler's Future Shock 40 years later
Jul 26, 2010
Forty years ago, America was gripped by Future Shock. It was a book, published in July of 1970 — but it was also an idea, that the future was coming faster than we could adapt to.
Marien Offers Foresight Book Reviews
May 6, 2010
Dr. Michael Marien, the long-time editor of Future Survey from 1979 to 2009, and winner of the 2008 Distinguished Service Award from the World Future Society, has launched a new service, called Global Foresight Books, http://www.globalforesightbooks.org/
BAM gets a breakthrough textbook
Jan 19, 2010
Neal Johnson's new book, Business as Mission (2009), will certainly become the default textbook among Evangelicals for marketplace missions, but it should be supplemented with other texts that address energy overuse, consumerism and sustainable business development, among the 'base of the pyramid.'
"Leadership" columns on the future of the church and role foresight ought to play in faith.