Global Missiology English, Vol 2, No 7 (2010)

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2010-2020: A ‘Decade from Heaven’

Grant McClung


As we move into the first year of a new decade (2010-2020), there are hopes expressed in the secular press that the next ten years – compared to the last decade -  will bring an improvement in our lives and new hope for our world.  At the close of 2009 “Time” magazine made headlines with their eye-catching story, “The ‘00s: Goodbye (at Last) to the Decade from Hell.”  The author took note of the massive Y2K computer scare at the beginning of the last decade (January 1, 2000) and the global financial wipeout at the close of the decade – and ten years of misery, mishaps, and misfortunes - that caused  the decade to also be labeled the “Decade of Reckoning,” the “Decade of Broken Dreams,” and even, “The Lost Decade” (Andy Serwer, “Time,” November 24, 2009).