'Crazy Love' Encounter Discussions

Getting out into public spaces and creating a dialogue – a forum of open and honest communication – is an intentional way to build relationships and engage our community. We've been doing this for over ten weeks now on Tuesdays at the Staggering Ox through our Encounter Discussions.

Our recent They Like Jesus, But Not The Church discussions were both enlightening and impactful. We had some really honest and open dialogue about the common misperceptions emerging generations have about the church and Christians. Our new discussion series from Francis Chan's book Crazy Love takes the next step. It tackles what Jesus really meant about being the church, both as individuals and as a community of faith.

There is a lot of craziness going around. As Chan puts it, the God of the universe created "nitrogen and pine needles, galaxies and E-minor" and yet He loves us with a "radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love." And what is the extent of our response? We simply go to church, sing some songs, and "try not to cuss." We know deep inside that there has to be more.

The truth is that we long to break free of the status quo. We're too comfortable and we're hungry for more. God's crazy love for us is meant to translate into our crazy love for the world and the people He created. And as we do so, we find that life is much more than a religious set of do's and don'ts. Experience this crazy love and you will never be the same!

Explore the Crazy Love website here.

Tuesday, May 19 @ 6:30pm - Staggering Ox | Topic: Stop Praying
Tuesday, May 26 @ 6:30pm - Staggering Ox | Topic: You Might Not Finish This Discussion
Tuesday, June 2 @ 6:30pm - Staggering Ox | Topic: Crazy Love
Tuesday, June 9 @ 6:30pm - Staggering Ox | Topic: Profile of the Lukewarm
Tuesday, June 16 @ 6:30pm - Staggering Ox | Topic: Serving Leftovers to a Holy God
Tuesday, June 23 @ 6:30pm - Staggering Ox | No Topic: Game Night at the Ox
Tuesday, June 30 @ 6:30pm - Staggering Ox | Topic: When You're in Love
Tuesday, July 7 @ 6:30pm - Staggering Ox | Topic: Your Best Life...Later
Tuesday, July 14 @ 6:30pm - Staggering Ox | Topic: Profile of the Obsessed
Tuesday, July 21 @ 6:30pm - Staggering Ox | Topic: Who Really LivesThat Way
Tuesday, July 28 @ 6:30pm - Staggering Ox | Topic: The Crux of the Matter
Tuesday, August 4 @ 6:30pm - Staggering Ox | No Topic: Game Night at the Ox

You're invited to join us for a weekly DVD clip and discussion response – a forum of honest interaction and exploration. You don't have to attend every session to get something out of the discussion. So even if you're just curious, drop by and bring a friend. Arrive early at 6:00pm and grab a sandwich with us. 

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