Living in the Presence of the Future
Roy McCloughry reminds us that how we face the future, as individuals and as a society, will influence how we live today. God is not surprised by the future, by change in the way that we are. But in order...
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Roy McCloughry reminds us that how we face the future, as individuals and as a society, will influence how we live today. God is not surprised by the future, by change in the way that we are. But in order to see it with his eyes, we need to recognise that a christian view of future is rooted in an event in history, in the resurrection itself.
Should we live for today, and let the future take care of itself?
Is everything just chance?
Or is the future a land of opportunity, full of possibilities if only we knew how to grasp them?
Do we have a future at all?^
The rapid pace of change in our society can sometimes leave us reeling. Globalisation, technological advancements, changes in the roles of men and women, changing perceptions of morality and truth, nothing seems to stay the same. Often we try not to think about the future at all.
This broad-ranging and hopeful book does not seek to predict the future, so much as to understand it in the light of our Christian hope.^
Roy McCloughry is a writer, lecturer, and researcher on Christian approaches to social issues. He has written a number of books including Living in the Presence of the Future and is chairman of Third Way magazine and a vice president of the Shaftesbury Society. He lectures in ethics and social theology at St John's College, Nottingham.