a gathering of emerging christians in the columbus ohio area
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jesse (email@example.com) for more information.
Yesterday (3/16/08), we gathered again for a couple of hours at the Global Gallery in German Village. Our conversation centered essentially upon the issue of hermeneutics. Considering the 1500 years of Christian church history in which the Bible was primarily experienced aurally, we reflected on the differences that exist for us when hearing a passage read versus reading it one's self. Jesse had a lot to say about story, which John suggested often gets marginalized by the tendency to worship the words of a particular version, thereby losing the freshness of the event being studied. John Cage had a lot to say about nothing, which became an opportunity to reflect on the experience of prayer. [Feel free to disagree with anything I may have misconstrued...if anybody is sleepy...let him go to sleep.]