In this verse (Col 1:17), Paul proclaims that all reality is ultimately united in Jesus—and therefore all divisions 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
The Colossian Forum facilitates dialogue on divisive topics within the church and approaches differing perspectives as Christ-given opportunities to build community, expand knowledge, and deepen faith.
What We Do
We proclaim the truth of Colossians 1:17 especially to believers who are separated over divisive issues of science and culture. Since TCF’s founding in 2011, we have primarily done this work of inviting people into conversations on contentious topics through hosting public and private forums, providing educational resources, and offering Christian scholarship.
Beginning in 2015, TCF will partner directly with churches by offering a practical model for constructive intergenerational engagement with today’s most divisive cultural pressures. By the power of the Holy Spirit, and through prayer and worship, we believe these pressures become catalysts for authentic spiritual growth and occasions for witness to a fragmented and hurting world. We testify, by our very lives together, that in Christ all things hold together.
Along with offering churches a practical engagement model, we serve as consultants walking alongside churches as they seek to practice faithful conflict in the midst of facing a divisive issue. Additionally, we partner with Christian colleges and universities to connect faithful scholars and their research with the church thereby providing congregations with access to thoughtful material to aid in their engagement of an issue.
To learn more about our work, we invite you to contact us.
Join a New Kind of Conversation
Our ministry of reconciliation and education is founded on the unity we already share in Christ. This is why, in the midst of our intellectual work, we join together in worship and praying the Psalms. When our Christian unity becomes clear to us, in spite of our differences, we create a context where new practices emerge. Honest listening and gracious speaking can grow.
Contact us to learn more about how you can participate in a new kind of conversation.
On this site, you’ll find videos and articles—and soon, study materials and curricula. We are eager to support like-minded projects through consulting, speaking, and targeted research.