Category Archives: Blog

Leadership columns on the future of society, culture and religion and the role of foresight.

Flying High to the Future

FlamingosAddressing the Year 2020 forum in Colorado Springs at City Hall, Dr. Jay Gary challenged civic leaders to pursue the “flight of the flamingos,” rather than settle for an Ostrich, Lame Duck or Icarus scenarios.

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Making Scholarly Presentations

Do you have a serious research interest? Would you like to receive feedback on your ideas and eventual recognition of your work? If so, you should get involved with a scholarly society and work toward making a scholarly presentation. Here are five steps you can take to prepare, present, and publish your work.  Continue reading

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One Planet or Three Worlds?

Will we make it to 22nd century? The West can no longer afford to think in terms of a winners/losers logic when considering the future of the humanity, according to columnist Jay Gary.  Continue reading

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The New America

The spiritual landscape of America is changing. Are we ready to encounter it? A “Creatives” culture has emerged in America as the fasting growing segment. What does this mean for the church? for spirituality? Of the three cultures shaping America, which culture do you identity with?  Continue reading

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The Healing of the City

Transforming ministry means embracing both church growth and community health. The church of the 21st century will not just focus on building bigger churches but better communities, claims a Christian futurist. Continue reading

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Mopping Up Mega-Evils

Let’s not stop with just terrorism. If we can focus on restraining terrorism, Jay Gary asks, what is keeping us from tackling other mega-evils that cause a greater drain on the world’s health and wealth? Continue reading

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The Power of Mu

Expand your vision–past, present and future! Rather than live as a “Me” generation, a “Mu” generation would live with a 200-year notion of the present. Discover how you can be a living letter to make all things new. Continue reading

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Foresight journal

From 2009 to 2011 I served as the regional editor of Foresight, the journal of future studies, strategic thinking and policy. Continue reading

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Leading Through Conflict

Like the iceberg that sank the Titanic, conflict often lies submerged within our organizations. Rather than steer around it, you can use it to keep your organization on the cutting edge. Continue reading

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Slaves of Yesterday or the Free Men of Tomorrow?

Arabic poet Kahlil Gibran asks whether we are people of yesterday or tomorrow? Are we servants of the people, or servants of ourselves?  Continue reading

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