Racing Toward 2001
The Forces Shaping America's Religious Future
© 1992 Russell Chandler
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Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, Michigan
1. United States Religion 2. Twenty-first century
BL2525.C44 1992 ~~ Dewey: 200.973 01 ~~ LCCN: 91-50588 ~~ OCLC: 24065145 ~~ 367p.
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Table of Contents
Introduction: The Starting Line 13
Part 1 Shapes and Trends of the Coming Millennium
1. Keeping Up with the Joneses: Shifting Faces and Places 19
2. The Minority Majority: This Land Is Their Land 27
3. Gauges of Ages: Boomers and Busters, Yuppies and Buppies 35
Technology and Ecology
4. The Information Age: Technological Takeover? 45
5. Bioethics: A New God? 57
6. Earth: Dominion or Doom? 69
Society and the Family
7. Designer Lifestyles 82
8. Nuclear Family Fission 90
Education, Media and the Arts
9. Educating Dick and Jane. And Ramon and Natasha. 102
10. Phantoms of Stage, Screen, and Canvas 114
The Economy and Government
11. Cash Flows and Flaws 126
12. Political Spears? Or Plowshares? 137
Part 2 Changing Shapes of Churches and Religion
Who's Hot and Who's Not
13. Mainliners and Sideliners 151
14. Frontliners and Headliners 159
15. Roamin' Catholics 167
16. Blacks to the Future 176
Fittest of the Survivors
17. Muslims, Jews, Mormons, and More 183
18. Alternative Altars: Next-Age Faiths 191
19. Clashing Cosmologies: Battle for the Worldview 199
20. Shining the Pastoral Patina 210
21. Making Dollars and Sense of Missions and Ministry 219
Part 3 Models for the Millennium
22. Goal Setting: Evangelical Lutherans 231
23. Drug Busting: United Methodists 236
24. Perimeters and Satellites: Presbyterians and Baptists 240
25. Willow Creek Community Church 246
26. All Saints Episcopal Church 256
27. St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church 264
28. True Vine Missionary Baptist Church 272
29. Vineyard Christian Fellowship 281
30. Other Models, Strategies, and Assessments 291
Part 4 The Finish Line
31. Anticipating the Next Age 305
Bibliography of Resources 315
To my grandchildren
Ryan Neil, Daniel David, Kate Lynn, Sarah Elizabeth, Melissa Marie . . .
and counting . . .
Who, I am sure, will make the race to 2001
infinitely more exciting,
and the world of the 21st century
a much better place
to live and love.
"Russell Chandler is a perceptive and articulate guide who points out the pitfalls as he hustles us across a vast and complex landscape. Read Racing before the future leaves you in the dust."
STEPHEN A. HAYNER, President, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
"A handle on what will be happening over the next couple of decades and what to do about it. This book is going to be hot!"
TONY CAMPOLO, Professor at Eastern College, Author
Russell Chandler, with more than 18 years' experience as a religion specialist for The Los Angeles Times, is considered "one of the finest voices in American journalism." He earned the John Templeton Reporter of the Year Award in 1984, 1987, and 1989. His previous book, Understanding the New Age, was the 1989 Religious Public Relations Council's Book of the Year.
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