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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Love Wins & Erasing Hell

Hi friends -

I just finished reading Rob Bell's "Love Wins" and Francis Chan's response book, "Erasing Hell." I am blogging my thoughts and responses to both books on my personal blog, here.

Just thought I'd invite everyone over to read my thoughts and perhaps share some of your own.

Has anyone else read either of these two books? Any thoughts about them?


No Gathering Sun July 24

Hi friends -

Most folks are out of town or have prior commitments tomorrow (Sun. July 24) so we will not be meeting.


Community Night at the Newbys

This Sunday at 5:00 1:00PM we will be having community night at the Newbys. Community night is a special time to come together and share our lives, our struggles, our joys and pains.
Anyone is welcome.
I will be cooking up a nice meal for all to enjoy, all you have to do is let us know you are coming and show up. Well, I guess you can come even if you don't let us know you are coming, but if at all possible, let us know if you are coming by commenting on the blog. It's just nice to know how much food to make. No need to bring anything, but if you would like you, let me know and I'll let you know what we might need. Looking forward to having some time to share together.


July 24th

Just a heads up about the gathering scheduled for the 24th. We got our wires crossed here at the Miller home and that date has been filled with a family event by the Queen. The Queen trumps all! Since the discussion of Mike's book was my suggestion I feel a sense of obligation to be a part of it:) So we need to reschedule, sorry:(
On a related point I need to get Mike's book into the hands of those who are interested. So since this summer is proving to be challenging as far as the cohort meeting consistently I'm open to suggestions about how to make that happen. I was thinking that if I got them to somebody who sees other cohort peeps outside of the cohort context and lives in a more central geographic location than I do they would have a better shot at distributing the books.

love to all


King James Bible

ANOTHER UPDATE: Due to families in town, and some people traveling out of town, there was limited response. Therefore, we have moved this discussion to Sunday July 24th. 

There will be no cohort gathering on Sunday July 10. 


UPDATE (from Jesse): Here is some more information about the exhibit:

"This exhibition should feature something to suit everyone's tastes, including medieval manuscripts, original copies of the many different English Bible translations produced during the sixteenth century, literature and art inspired by the style, language and content of the Bible." It runs until August 28th, so we could plan to check it out another time.

The Thompson Library is open from 11am till midnight. Just outside of the library is the Oval, a great place to sit in the shade of a tree and chat for a bit. We could also find a spot to sit and talk in the library if the weather is too hot.

For those who live further away, I would recommend parking on 15th and walking to the library. Other parking ideas?

We have scheduled to meet from 3-5pm. This is the only time I can make it, because Kel and I have dinner plans with family.

So in summary: Sunday, July 10, 3-5pm, Thompson Library, King James Bible Exhibit and discussion

However, if very few people are interested or will be able to make it, we should definitely reschedule. I know Nick wants to see the exhibit, and there may be a better time. Therefore, PLEASE, comment here or respond via email to let everyone know your plans one way or another. I'll check back Sunday morning and post a definite yes/no.

_____ (below is Nick's original post) ______

Hi everyone,

This Sunday our plan was to look at the free King James Bible exhibit at OSU's main library. I had pushed for this one since I am a history and old book dork, but it turns out I will be out of town this weekend and unable to make it. There is information about the exhibit here: http://www.manifoldgreatness.org/, though I think we are a 'traveling exhibit' so I'm not entirely sure how much is here, though from what we read earlier I think a great deal. Does anyone have a link to that info?

In any case, since I won't be here to head things up, perhaps this is not the best activity. Thoughts?