10 ‘prophecies’ for the Church in 2018


This article first appeared on Christian Today 

If it is hard to make predictions about what the year ahead holds for society, it is doubly difficult to predict what will happen to the Church. It’s not just that we suffer the vagaries of all human sinners and societies, but the Holy Spirit will not be restricted to our timetables and limited visions. Imagine being a disciple of Jesus after the crucifixion and before the day of Pentecost – who could have foreseen what would happen?

In the year that has just past I look back at my own limited involvement in the Church of Christ and am astounded at the changes – both good and bad. So with the caveat that these are observations not ‘direct words from the Lord’, let me offer some predictions which seem likely in this coming year. If you compare the two lists (

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