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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When webcasts fail...

Last night a few of us gathered to watch Brian McLaren's live webcast but we couldn't get the technology to work (nor, it seems, could a friendly fellow in Miami who called to ask if Kristen could get it to work). We did, however, end up having a great conversation with two of Kristen's and Noel's friends. Both of these guys were great, and it was a thrill for me to see two people so fired up about God. The conversation larger revolved around what does it mean to be emergent, which, indivudally at least, we all were pretty much incapable of answering. Luckily there were five of us there and we were really able to bounce ideas off of each other. A.J. and Kevin (the friends) also had some very good points and have really given me a lot to think about.

Overall, I can say I learned two important things last night. First of all, when you get a group of people together that are generally interested in following God and getting to know each other better, it really doesn't matter when technology lets you down - and it might actually be better. Secondly, even though some of us in the discussion had different beliefs about certain theological issues, we have all experienced the love of God and we were able to have a loving, civil conversation on all ends.


Greg said...

One point that gave me pause last night was Noel and Jane's musings over the first-person views of women figures in the Bible. It was also intriguing to learn (from our guests) that one perception of the EC is that it adds more division rather than unification.

Greg said...

[In the last comment, I meant to say THE LACK of first-person views of women figures...]

Kristen Kuzmick said...

I was so thankful for Friday night. I think that it was really good for all of us to bounce ideas off one another in a loving way. Most important to me, I think, was the fact that we were not all like-minded individuals who just agree with each other all the time. This is something I'm not accustomed to because in Young Life, we never really asked the hard questions nor did we have anyone to challenge our thinking. Emergents really welcome this challenge, which I think is great!