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.
Hi everyone. We need to decide if we would like to gather this Sunday for a Celebration. There has been some talk of a simple meal (of leftovers?) and a simple prayer/worship service. Please comment below if you would like to and be able to attend something on Sunday afternoon or evening. If there is enough interest we can start trying to find a place to meet.
This week our discussion will be focusing on the broad and often controversial theme of human sexuality. It seems to me that we live in a culture that is both hyper-sexual (i.e. advertising, movies, TV, music, etc.) and anti-sexual (mostly in terms of our explicitly articulated societal/religious mores). Mostly the healthy middle ground seems to get lost. Unfortunately, in my experience, the church is afraid or unwilling to take on this topic, which leaves many people of faith trying to fend for themselves. So here are some questions to get you thinking/discussing:
1) How do you define sex/sexuality?
2) How do we confuse and conflate physicality, intimacy, and sexuality and where do they legitimately overlap?
3)What guidelines/principles/etc. should Christians be operating under (or at least considering) with respect to sexuality? Of course, these are only prompts and we can go where the group wants. Feel free to comment ahead of time if you so desire.
We'll meet again at the Global Gallery (3535 N. High St.) in Clintonville at 3:00.
This week is a super-fun week. We will be meeting at our house (Adam and Kara Newby) to play games and generally hang out with each other at 7pm on Saturday night. Everyone is welcome. Just bring any game you might want to play. We have Scrabble, Risk, Clue, and Rook.
You can find the address on the right side of this page under "Our next meeting ..."
Hi everyone! Here are the details for this weekend's discussion:
We will be talking about the relationship between God's sovereignty, God's will, and the role of our faith and choices. Should offer lots of great opportunities for us to share different challenges we are currently facing and some bigger questions about God and faith. Thanks Nancy for suggesting this topic and offering to lead the discussion!
We will meet at Global Gallery on 3535 N. High St (google map here) in Clintonville at 3:00pm. See ya there!