The current installment of the COEC began meeting in 2007.

We are currently on a "break," for no particular reason, and many little reasons - mostly pertaining to life circumstances. If anyone is interested in calling a meeting, feel free to post on the blog, join the google group (see link below) and send an email, or contact either Nancy (nancykj10@yahoo.com) or Jesse (schroeder.jesse@gmail.com) for more information.

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Nick's random post of the week

So this might not be relevant, but it kind of freaked me out, so I thought I would post it. Read this article on CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/01/14/microsoft.shoppingcart.ap/index.html

It's about puting video ads on shopping carts so that they can sell add space while we are shopping and track where we go in the store. It kind of freaked me out, but it also made me think that the church in the 21st century needs to be a place where people can escape the rampant commercialism and materialism that will one day destroy our country...maybe I'm still freaked out.

1 comment:

Jesse said...

Interesting article Nick - I especially liked the quote, "This isn't about bombarding shoppers with advertising..."

Your assessment is valuable, because I would think many church leaders and Christians would want to go the other way. As our world gets more technically savvy, the church tries to keep up. However, we believe certain things about God and humans that tell us that humans don't really want/need more technology, but rather more meaningful relationships. And if the church searches for and explores new ways to encourage those relationships, then it will become like what you were saying - a safe haven, a resting place, a relief from the advertising feeding frenzy of everyday life.

Have a great week -