2020s Foresight: Three Vital Practices for Thriving in a Decade of Accelerating Change

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About the Author

Tom Sine has worked for many years as a consultant in futures/innovation for faith based NGOs, Universities and community development organizations. He and his wife Christine founded Mustard Seed Associates to invite followers of Jesus, churches and Christian organizations to create innovative ways to both be a difference and make a difference in ways that both advances God's purposes and engages tomorrow's opportunities.
Tom earned his Ph.D. at the University of Washington. He has worked as an urban social worker, headed up a community empowerment project in Haiti for World Concern, taught at the University of Washington, and at Fuller Theological Seminary in Seattle. Tom and Christine are enjoying collaborating with The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology in preparing a new generation of changemakers to serve God in times like these. He also serves as a volunteer in a community empowerment initiative called Lake City Future First.
Tom's most recent book, to be released in April 2016, is Live Like You Give a Damn: Join the Changemaking Celebration! In this book he celebrates what God is doing through a new generation of changemakers to make a lasting difference in the lives of our neighbors and invites us all to join them.
His other publications include The New Conspirators: Creating the Future One Mustard Seed At A Time, Mustard seed vs McWorld: Reinventing Life and Faith for the Future (Baker 1999). Cease Fire: Searching for Sanity in America's Culture Wars (Eerdmans 1995) and Live It Up! How To Create A Life You Can Love. (Herald Press 1993) Together he and Christine co-authored Living On Purpose: Finding God's Best for Your Life (Baker 2002).
Tom and Christine live in an intergenerational household in Seattle. They enjoy sharing a meal and a liturgy every week, the community gardens together once a month and raise 30% of their produce on an urban lot. Tom's favorite thing is cooking food from all over the world from people all over the world. He reports that most have survived.

Dwight J. Friesen is a practical theologian and professor at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology, where he trains future church leaders and offers transformational, immersive New Parish continuing education experiences for professionals. He also serves with Parish Collective, an international Christian organization that helps leaders and their groups recover the parish (neighborhood) as the natural platform by which the local church participates in whole-life discipleship in the Jesus Way. He is the author of four other books.