The Colossian Forum Fellows

Darrel Falk serves as a Senior Fellow of The Colossian Forum. He is former president of The BioLogos Foundation from 2009-2012, and has served as a professor of biology at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA, since 1988. He earned a doctorate in genetics from the University of Alberta and did postdoctoral work at the University of British Columbia and the University of California, Irvine before beginning his career on faculty at Syracuse University. He later transitioned into Christian higher education and has given numerous talks about the relationship between science and faith at many universities and seminaries. He is the author of Coming to Peace with Science.

Harold Heie is a Senior Fellow of The Colossian Forum. He previously taught mathematics at The King’s College and Gordon College; served as Vice President for Academic Affairs at Northwestern College (IA) and Messiah College; and was the Founding Director of the Center for Christian Studies at Gordon College. He holds a Ph. D. in mechanical and aerospace sciences from Princeton University. His publications include Learning to Listen, Ready to Talk: A Pilgrimage Toward Peacemaking, Mutual Treasure: Seeking Better Ways for Christians and Culture to Converse, and Soul Care: Christian Faith and Academic Administration. His web site,, is dedicated to facilitating respectful conversation among persons who disagree with one another about important contemporary issues and recently hosted an “Alternative Political Conversation.” He has served as a trustee at the Center for Public Justice and is currently a member of the Board of Fellows for the Ph. D. program in Organizational Leadership at Eastern University Harold and his wife, Pat, have three children, five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

James K.A. Smith is a Senior Fellow of The Colossian Forum. He is professor of philosophy at Calvin College.  He also teaches in the department of congregational & ministry studies and is a research fellow of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. He previously taught at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and Villanova University in Philadelphia (where he earned his PhD in philosophy). Jamie has also been a visiting professor at Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Regent College in Vancouver, and Trinity College at the University of Toronto. His numerous publications include Who’s Afraid of Postmodernism?; Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview, and Cultural FormationLetters to a Young Calvinist and Thinking in Tongues: Pentecostal Contributions to Christian Philosophy. With Amos Yong he recently co-edited Science and the Spirit: Pentecostal Engagements with the Sciences. Jamie and his wife, Deanna, have four children.

Todd C. Wood serves as Senior Fellow of The Colossian Forum. He earned a B.S. in Biology from Liberty University in Virginia and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Virginia. Following his Ph.D., he served as the Director of Bioinformatics at the Clemson University Genomics Institute. In 2000, he accepted a research position at the Center for Origins Research (CORE) at Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee where he served as director from 2006-2013. In 2013, CORE became a separate educational ministry called Core Academy of Science, of which he is president. He is also a founding member of the Creation Biology Society (CBS), an active society and research group that publishes peer-reviewed journal papers and holds annual meetings. Dr. Wood blogs regularly at