In a time of increased fear and animosity over issues of science, culture and Christian faith, these six simple words of St. Paul challenge every one of our deep divisions.
In this brief verse (Col 1:17), Paul proclaims that all reality is ultimately united in Jesus—and therefore all divisions and animosities are reconciled in Him. We at the Colossian Forum are dedicated to reclaiming this liberating truth and proclaiming it to all who suffer from divisions unreconciled.
A Safe Place For the Riskiest Questions.
If the living world is driven by random mutation, is there room for God? Could genetic engineering one day rewrite the creation, producing over time a “new” humanity made in a new image? Is love an illusory byproduct of selfish genes warring for survival?
Or does science spin its own unwitting illusions, laboring to observe and test reality as it is—rooted in and bursting forth from the Loving Logos that creates everything?
For many believers, questions like these seem to put everything at risk. Small wonder, then, that people retreat from such excruciating tensions.
That’s why The Colossian Forum provides a new approach to a new kind of conversation.
What We Do
Through group retreats (called forums), educational curricula, scholarly research and more, we make a new way forward together. In particular, our forums bring people into serious discussion of the deep riches of our Christian intellectual tradition—riches that shed light on the hard questions of science, culture and Christian faith. More…
But our study itself is founded on something even deeper—the unity we already share in Christ. This is why, in the midst of our hard intellectual work, we join together in worship and praying the Psalms. Our unity becomes clear to us, creating a new context where new practices emerge. The usual argumentation recedes. Honest listening and gracious speaking can grow. Held together in Christ, we approach old conflicts, shed old fears and find Truth working in our midst. More…
And we discover the reality that all things, including science and faith, hold together in Christ.