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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Also, in case you were wondering...

"The emerging church isn’t dead. It’s just finally wrestled with the angel and won. It’s shedding it old image, the one that got people so riled up in the first place. The conversations won’t ever go away because in the end, we’re looking for what it means to be human. We’re looking to discover the reality that Jesus was trying to present, one of infinite grace and beauty, stark reality of the kingdom of God in our midst, and a renewed sense of possibility for the restoration of the world.

This is from the recent "State of Emergence" posted by Emergent Village, written by Jonathan Brink. 

1 comment:

NancyJ said...

This quote has some really great pieces to it. I'd like to offer my thoughts (mainly because I always feel like I do a lot of wrestling myself).

I think there was a lot going on in that original wrestling match and yes Jacob received a new identity and a blessing.

But here is what I think is significant...

Genesis 32: 26, 27 Then the man said, “Let me go, for it is daybreak.” But Jacob replied, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”

27 The man asked him, “What is your name?”

“Jacob,” he answered.

That is so powerful to me. He said, I am Jacob--the deceiver. I think (I hope) Jacob finally took responsibility and understood who he was and what he had done. And the very next part of the story he goes to face his brother Esau with the hope of restoration.

I wouldn't exactly consider my own experiences of wrestling winning.

It usually consists of discovering some part of me that I must take responsibility for and it often means facing someone and telling them this is how I wronged you and then saying I'm sorry.

"...because in the end, we’re looking for what it means to be human."

I agree.