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Any Predictions for the New Year?

Happy New Year!

Ordinarily, I spend the day with my sons watching college football (and overeating).  But given the way the BCS has ruined New Year's Day college bowl games, we'll probably watch the Three Stooges marathon instead (you know, in protest).

I'm also conducting a wedding later today for a couple from church.  I've never done a New Years Day wedding before (but it is 1-1-11).

Is anyone willing to go out on a limb and make a few predictions for the coming year?  If you wish, leave them in the comments section below.  Given my track-record at making such predictions, I'll play it safe and predict that I'll get older and balder in the coming year.

Finally, I wish you all a very prosperous and healthy New Year!

Reader Comments (48)

I predict Jesus will come after May of 2011.
January 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHoward
Two predictions:
1. More serious economic unraveling, we haven't hit the bottom yet.

2. More serious, stupid behavior on the political, "Christian" right. We're going to hear a LOT more from S Palin.

January 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDSY
The world markets will no longer stand by the once mighty dollar and it will be replaced by a new currency; any names? Yuan-euro? Yen-Yuan?
January 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBobby
Oprah will be outed as the Antichrist.
January 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick Yamada
Watching the Three Stooges is never a protest, it is an acknowledgment of perhaps one of the high water marks of western civilization (at least the Curly episodes).
January 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterreg
Patrick, your post reminds me of watching the Super Bowl years ago when Michael Jackson did the halftime show; and a friend who was resolutely unreligious turned to me and said, you know, maybe he really is the antichrist.
January 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpb
I agree with Reg about the curly episodes, but I'm actually taking in some of the Twilight Zone marathon on SYFY.
January 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Davilla
1. Many older physicians will suddenly retire all at once (later in the year when the new Medicare payment plan goes into effect with bundled DRGs.)

2. By the end of the year, the Tea Party will have switched sides again.

3. 5 more churches will be planted in Houston, none of which will preach the Gospel or take the Sacraments seriously.

4. I will finish listing to KR's Amillennialism 101 series and his 1 Corinthians series before Easter.

5. The Anglican Church of North America will grow to a third of the size of the Episcopal Church USA both in persons and parishes. Since this will not represent growth but translation of membership, there will be another group calling for a Warren-esque Reformation of Deeds, not Creeds to replenish the rolls of Liberals.

6. I will post using my real name on occasion...wait, I already do that....

Happy New Year!
January 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMerlin
I wish I could say that Sarah Palin will just be an unpleasant memory.
January 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlberto
Harold Camping recalibrates, if he's not dead by then. The pop dispensational definition of "generation" will be said to have always been a full century.

The chattering classes continue to chatter. The political classes spend their way closer towards the precipice.
January 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenter"lee n. field"

Sarah Palin would be a lot better than what we have in there now. Less government and less taxes is a good thing.

Also, I think that you will see more Americans opposing our policies of keeping troops overseas in a futile attempt at putting in a U.S. type of government in countries that don't want it.

I much prefer the way Israel deals with terror. Quick strikes as a retaliatory action. The instant that we leave those those countries, they will revert right back to their Muslim ways. Can we really afford to sustain such effort's financially when the people in those countries don't like us, and they view us infidel's?

Even though I am Republican, I struggle with my thought's on this issue.
January 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLloyd I. Cadle
My basement will finally be finished in 2011.
January 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCharles S
I predict we'll hear more Dispensational blather from Robertson, Hagee, et al that will give society more reasons to despise Christianity.

I predict that the majority of American Christians won't care about the stumbling block that the aforementioned Dispensational blather puts in the path of non-believers.

I predict that everyone's tax returns will be substantially lower than in previous years (Somebody has to pay for Obamacare, right?).
January 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNeal P.
Warrenism will increase in darkness and greed.

Rick's November 2010 Newsletter:

God’s Word tells us repeatedly that both acting in faith and giving in faith releases God’s blessing in our lives, so one of the faith commitments we’re making this weekend is our three year giving commitment.

“Give freely and spontaneously. Don't have a stingy heart. The way you handle matters like this triggers God’s blessing in EVERYTHING you do, in ALL your work and your ventures.” Deut. 15:10
January 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterrobin

I am not going to going to post on political ideology, but let's just assume for the sake of argument that less government and taxes (however you define these things) are good things. There is no way one can conclude from this that therefore Sarah Palin would be better than what we have now (You remind me of Joe Miller). The Sarah Palin celebrity bandwagon seems to be the right wing version of the candidate Barack Obama phenomenon; she is a woman of no political substance and experience. I am trying to not say anything offensive, but I can't believe how otherwise intelligent people could view Palin as presidential material. Her inability to finish her term as governor of Alaska, her bad performance when in serious interviews revealing a lack of grasp and even ignorance of important issues, the damaging things said of her from former McCain campaign members, etc. I told a Republican friend of mine that if the Republicans give us Sarah Palin as the GOP presidential candidate, then I will be forced to vote for President Obama; I might even volunteer for his campaign. The Right is increasingly becoming a joke in my view as exemplified in the exaltation of Sarah Palin and the intolerance of Republicans that offer criticism of her. There are millions (I think it's safe to assume) that view less gov't and taxes as a good thing, but many of them would be disastrous for the country if voted in as President.
January 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlberto
I will continue to disdain those who attribute themselves to either bogus party. The 2 party system will continue to fail but unfortunately will always remain.

Nidgits like Palin and her supporters will prop her up as the savior of this country. Hopefully she'll join the circus where she belongs. Alberto summed it up wonderfully.
January 3, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermatt
The Yankees will continue their downfall and fail to make the playoffs this year.
January 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRichard

Downfall? They missed the WS by two games. They've got plenty of money (the upside of missing out on Lee) and a deep farm system. The long term future looks pretty bright to me.
January 3, 2011 | Registered CommenterKim Riddlebarger

So, the two party system is "bogus" as you define it. Which party or candidates do you endorse?
January 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLloyd I. Cadle

Sorry, Kim. We (well, a small group of us) love you out here in Texas, but "They missed the WS by two games" is kind of lame. The Spankees were stomped. What was the run differential again? Uh, the Rangers doubled up on 'em - 38 to 19.

Paradigm shift - Nolan Ryan is the new George S. without the reckless spending! Just watch!

Love ya man! Seriously, we love you.
January 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBill in Texas

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