Love via Think/Be/Do Cycles 

Russell Minick Crown Heart World, think~be~do 1 Comment

Jesus says the goal/telos of life is love. Love the LORD in your thinking, being and doing. Love your neighbor as someone who is also created to love in their thinking, being and doing. We pursue the goal via repentance, realignment and renewal. Repentance changes our beliefs; how to think. Realignment changes our identity; who to be. Renewal changes our actions; what to do. This dynamic forms a continuous growth cycle of THINK/BE/DO that begins and ends with Love. God’s love coming into us and then from us is developed through disciplines of study, prayer and practice. …

Life: 3 Questions

Russell Minick think~be~do

Saving Private Ryan is a movie that begins and ends with a cemetery scene. The point of the movie is that sacrificing one’s life for another matters because life matters. Private Ryan is more conscious of this than most because the gift of his life was so explicitly highlighted by the sacrifices of others. What is essential for a good life? I am alive. I do not automatically know all that means. Regardless, it is THE constant reality I face. It provokes me to pursue 3 questions: Am I living a …

Domino Discipleship

Russell Minick

Like a series of dominoes, there is a  basic sequence of ministry when aiming for a discipleship movement.  Each step needs to be in touching distance of the next step for the movement to run: I find it helpful to keep each step in mind, and to have at least 1 default plan for each step.  I am listing 7 steps here, but you can make it more or less detailed.  The point is to be aware of how each thing you intentionally do affects the other elements of living …