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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A challenging "assignment"...

A friend who keeps a great blog recently sent this in an email. I thought it would interesting to get responses from the cohort.

Post your answer in the comments, or write a separate blog post.

I'd like to invite you to participate in a new series called "3 Simple Questions About Jesus." Here's the premise:

You've just met a young American adult who is utterly irreligious. They were raised by agnostic parents, their family never attended any kind of religious gathering, and - although they understand what "religion" is and have been exposed to different religious practitioners - they don't really know anything about Jesus Christ or Christianity. But they're curious, so they ask you three simple questions:

1. Who is Jesus Christ?

2. What has he done?

3. Why does it matter?

I would love to get your simple, sincere, and conversational response in 300 words or less. You can respond with historical facts, theological musings, parables, or tell a story - whatever best represents your honest response.

1 comment:

Zack Schroeder said...

Jesus is a man whose birth, life and death were so filled with mystical magical happenings that many believed him to be God in human form. He emanates pure love throughout his life, and ultimately through a sacrificial death. He is my hero. Reported sightings of him since his death, and no body leads people to believe he came back to life.

If Jesus was God in human form than he shows us what God is like. To know God's character we just have to look at Jesus.

If Jesus rose from the dead than that gives us hope that we might also rise from the dead one day.