Today I begin a new feature at the Hungry Scholar: Internet Ruminations. From time to time I plan to give you fresh information and links on a particular topic that will change your life. Today's Internet Rumination is how to change the world for Jesus.
How can we change the world for Jesus? Well, a good place to start is with some free online bible courses taught by real seminary professors like Gerald Bray, Ron Nash, and Bill Mounce. Scot McKnight has some excellent insights for changing the world in his current series on the "Missional Jesus" (He put out part 9 today). Citing stories from some of his friends who have had visions of Jimi Hendrix fishing off a cloud in Heaven, Leonard Jones predicts that the musical style of the late-60s is making a comeback and will be used by God to change the world. Regardless of Hendrix's current location, N.T. Wright reminds us that heaven is not our home, and our focus must be on changing this world. Maybe we can change the world if we understand why some people are drawn away from their faith towards neo-pagan religions like Wicca (very interesting) or how today's generation sorts through the creation/evolution debate (very funny). Changing the world will be easy if time travel is really possible since we can just go back and change whatever we need to. By faith, you can travel forward in time if you happen to fall asleep and wake up after a few centuries later. But ultimately, if you want to change the world you just keep doing your best and pray that it's blessed, and Jesus takes care of the rest.