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 …

“Live This, Not That” Guide to a Blessed Life via Psalm 1

Russell Minick Crown Heart World

Psalm 1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; 2 but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. 3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. 4 The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. 5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the …

Ought is Not… again.

Russell Minick Crown Heart World

So much of my work in the cryptology of meaning amongst waking and sleeping in sequences has pivoted around the anguished burden of an unsated sense of ought. Children ought not be killed. Quickly I think “ahh, column 2”.  The creation in rebellion to the Creator stirs disorder, chaos, evil and so much that is just wrong.  But I’ve been reluctant to write about it, even on Facebook, Twitter, etc.  The despair is of ordering meaning and hope concisely in response to evil and concerns about how and why and …