Church as family growing in Faith Hope Love

Russell Minick Crown Heart World

Where is “church” on the CrownHeartWorld sketch? The sketch shows God/Man/Creation arranged in 5 columns. Those columns depicted: Creator’s ideal – where we get our sense of “ought” Creation’s deal – where we experience that the “ought” is not Creator’s redemption – God’s pursuit and rescue of us and our world Creation’s transformation – God’s ideal rekindled through his people Creator’s completion of the ideal – God, humanity and creation in shalom The 4th column represents people in this story who have trusted God revealed in Jesus as the explanation for …

CrownHeartWorld in Acts 4:24-30

Russell Minick Biblical Story, Crown Heart World

CREATION “O Sovereign Lord, Creator of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them— 25 you spoke long ago by the Holy Spirit through our ancestor David, your servant, saying, SEPARATION/FALL ‘Why were the nations so angry? Why did they waste their time with futile plans? 26 The kings of the earth prepared for battle; the rulers gathered together against the Lord and against his Messiah.’[e] REDEMPTION 27 “In fact, this has happened here in this very city! For Herod Antipas, Pontius Pilate the governor, the Gentiles, and the people of Israel were all …

His/My/Our Story

Russell Minick Crown Heart World, think~be~do

Tim Keller responds to journalist Martin Bashir’s question about his personal confidence that Christianity is true, noting the need for three dynamics to be viable: intellectual, personal and social. Keller’s answers correspond to our Crown Heart World sketches: His Story is the overall narrative of creation/fall/redemption/transformation/completion.  This macro-story is a framework for an intellectual understanding existence, good and bad, as well as a direction for meaning and hope. Our Story is the invitation of Crown Heart World, to join a community where our primary identity is “in Christ”; redeemed people …