POINTS TO PONDER

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While everyone is remembering what happened in 2019, there are some who already believe they know what will happen in 2020. For instance.

Justin Wallin CEO of Real Clear Politics says that:

Quality of life issues, especially homelessness, will rise to the forefront in 2020.

San Francisco’s streets become Trump’s 2020 rallying cry.

Democrats lose congressional seats, even in California.

A serious independent third-party candidate enters the presidential race.

You can agree or disagree with what is predicted. But one thing is for sure, by the end of 2020, we will see if they were right or wrong.

 

Brian Heater predicts that in 2020:

Homes connected to home technology will become Smart Homes with everything from the front door lock to the refrigerator, air conditioning, etc., will be remotely controlled by the homeowner.

Foldable cell phones will be available.

New high-tech TV screens will have weird TV form factors.

Sleep technology will assist people in sleeping longer.

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems will give rise to more and more autonomous driving.

 

 And Innovation on NBC News offers 12 reasons 2020 will be an awesome year:

  1. Japan will build a robotic moon base.
  2. China will connect Beijing to London via high-speed rail
  3. Self-driving cars will be the norm.
  4. Biofuels will be cost-competitive with fossil fuels.
  5. More and more “flying cars” will be seen in the air.
  6. We will control devices via microchips implanted in our brains.
  7. New TV screens will be paper-thin and placed on the wall like a piece of cellophane.
  8. Commercial space will take us to the moon and asteroids so we can begin mining them.
  9. A $1,000 computer will have the processing power of the human brain.
  10. Universal translation will be commonplace in mobile devices.
  11. We will finally see some decent AR eyeglasses including GPS.
  12. A Synthetic brain will be created that functions like the real thing.

 

But here’s the one from Carey Nieuwhof that should get your attention. What is predicted concerning the Church and Christianity in 2020:

The potential to gain membership is still greater than the potential to lose.

Churches that love their traditional model more than their mission will die.

Christian gatherings are here to stay.

Consumer Christianity that promotes what you can get from God will die and more selfless discipleship of what can I bring to God will emerge.

Sundays will become more about what we give than what we get.

Attendance will no longer drive engaging in ministry; engaging in ministry will drive attendance.

Simplified ministries, not complex ministries, will complement people’s lives, not compete with people’s time and attention.

The online church will supplement the journey in cases of sickness, distance, etc., but not become the Journey itself.

The online church will become more of a front door to welcome people into real, live fellowship rather than a back door used to bypass actual attendance.

Gatherings will be smaller as neighborhood groups continue to expand which will then produce larger attendance when they all get together.

 But the real question is: What do you see? What do you expect? What would you like to see? What would transform you into a more productive Christian? I know who has all the answers to these questions. It’s YOU> – Dr. Robert R Seyda

About drbob76

Retired missionary, pastor, seminary professor, Board Certified Chaplain and American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Director.
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