Join us this summer for the "Conversations for the common Good"
In a world that is so often divided by political lines, personal interest, and religious beliefs we often lose sight of the common good that we could pursue together. "Common Good" is anything that increases the well-being for all people without harming others. Join us for a series of discussions about various topics that promote the common good. The "Conversations" will take place on June 17, 24, July 15, 29, Aug 19, 26 at the Bier Abbey from 6-8pm.
August 19 - "Road to Character"
David Brooks (Op-ed columnist for The New York Times) begins his new book, “The Road to Character,” by discussing the two types of virtues: resume and eulogy. We all claim that eulogy virtues are the most important and yet, most of our lives are focused on resume virtues. Brooks, throughout his book, presents several examples of various people who have walked this road to developing eulogy virtues.
Join John Compton, pastor of Cobblestone Church and host of the CFCG, as he leads a discussion about the ideas in this book, focusing on some of the forgotten words from what Brooks calls, the ‘old moral ecology.’ (You do not need to read the book to participate in the conversation)
(Full list of Conversations here).
Recent blog post
August 01, 2015
by John Compton
First Step to Change
Later this month will mark the two year anniversary of me and my family arriving at Cobblestone. After we made the decision to move across the country, the next questions were “What do we do now? What do we actually need to do to move all that we own across the country?” We knew where we were going, but we just didn’t know how we, along with all of our stuff, were going to get there. This feeling of confusion can happen to all of us when we begin a journey of growth. Whether you’re somebody who is just wanting to be less angry, or if you are a Christian and you see certain commands that you would like to follow, deciding where you want to go is not as hard as figuring out how to get there. So how do we get there? The best way to get where we want to is just like accomplishing any major goal, one small step at a time. But what is that first crucial step? ... (read more)