The Christian church seems to be in decline especially in western Europe.  Many churches have aging congregations who are slowly dying off.  The church as a whole seems to lack confidence and drive.  Many Christians have taken to wringing their hands and muttering about the second coming.  These people see crime, illegitimacy, violence, and hatred advancing unabated.  Their church seems powerless in the face of changes that do not bode well for humanity.   A much better solution is to fulfill the great commission and change the world.  The world has problems, and scripture offers solutions.  The following essays are offered with the hope of inspiring world changing courage.