Reconsidering the Criteria for Scientific Success: Love over Truth?

November 20, 2014

Rob Barrett, Director of Forums & Scholarship, was recently invited to present at the Christian Perspectives in Science Seminar Series at Calvin College. Drawing on The Colossian Forum’s experience with scholars and laypersons, this lecture describes our work to advance both truth and love. If, like us, you’re intrigued by the challenging interplay of these […]

Asking Hard Questions – Face to Face

November 12, 2014

In an earlier blog post, you may have read about TCF’s “Evolution and Christian Faith” project, designed to support the church in finding ways to grow in both truth and love. We’ve brought together a group of scholars to explore some of the promises and challenges faced by the church in light of evolutionary theory, and in […]

Prayer Letter, November 2014

November 5, 2014

O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together. – Psalm 34:3 Dear Friends, As I write today, I am thanking God for you. Your prayers on behalf of TCF are being answered in remarkable ways, and I am humbled and grateful for your ongoing support and encouragement. During this month, […]

Stewarding Conflict

October 29, 2014

As churches across America wrestle with difficult conversations – sometimes poorly and sometimes well – there is a great deal we can learn from one another. TCF is grateful for the many Christians we encounter who are willing to share their experience and wisdom in transforming conflict into an opportunity for spiritual growth. From time […]

Practice Gratitude – Thank your pastor!

October 23, 2014

At The Colossian Forum, we create space to practice Christian disciplines, so that the rhythm of worship can transform our heart, mind, and soul — in order to better love God and others (Matthew 22:37), as we face into difficult or divisive conversations. In my last post, Practice Gratitude, we practiced the discipline of gratitude by […]

Practice Gratitude

October 14, 2014

The season of fall in Michigan is one of my favorite times of year. I love the colorful leaves, the smell of hot cider, the taste of apples dipped in caramel, and the traditions of pumpkin carving and football…just to list a few. Although these are all wonderful gifts I’ve enjoyed with friends and family, […]

Prayer Letter, October 2014

October 9, 2014

But who can detect their errors? Clear me from hidden faults. Psalm 19:12 Our work at TCF is continually framed by prayer and Scripture, and as we worship we frequently find ourselves drawn to the Psalms. We rejoice to participate in praise with the Psalmist, and we gratefully find our own sorrows taken up in […]

How to suffer well

October 7, 2014

The end of all things is near; therefore be serious and discipline yourselves for the sake of your prayers. Above all, maintain constant love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins. Be hospitable to one another without complaining. Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever […]