TCF Receives Grant for Congregational Work

July 1, 2015

We are pleased to announce a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation to support the development of a TCF program for congregations. In this specific project, TCF will work to design and pilot a church-based program that invites congregations to grow together in Christlikeness by pressing into divisive issues surrounding questions of faith and […]

FAST Project Underway: Working to Transform the Classroom

June 24, 2015

What comes to mind when you remember your high school science class? Were you one of those fortunate students whose biology teacher opened the door to a fascinating new world of living things? Did your physics professor introduce you to a universe of ideas you’d never imagined? Perhaps more unusual – did you feel like […]

Spring 2015 Newsletter

June 17, 2015

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Join us Thursday, June 25

June 10, 2015

The Colossian Forum invites you to join us Thursday, June 25 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Western Theological Seminary for Transforming Conflicts over Sexuality and Origins. Experience an alternative to the polarized conversations of our day as our panelists engage important topics. Seating is limited; please register here.

Prayer Letter, June 2015

June 3, 2015

“For this slight momentary affliction is preparing us for an eternal weight of glory beyond all measure…” – 2 Corinthians 4:17 Dear Friends, I’m excited to share with you what’s in store in the month ahead. As we prepare to equip churches for engaging conflict as discipleship, we’ll conduct a workshop with a team of scholars […]

Patient Perseverance: A Spiritual Discipline

May 27, 2015

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where the best, most faithful response to a problem wasn’t to jump in with a quick fix, but to persevere patiently and uncomfortably for a long time? In a recent TCF class, this question launched an important discussion. The conversation partners were all members of Calvin’s Academy […]

TCF in congregations: an update

May 20, 2015

(Click on picture to zoom in.) Here at TCF, we’re excited to be developing a program that equips local congregations to foster discipleship in the midst of difficult conversations. We’re increasingly confident that when churches face into the many cultural and generational tensions pressing on them, they find remarkable potential for Christian growth. So we […]

Ascension Day: A Reflection on Acts 1

May 14, 2015

Ascension Day is a big day for TCF. It marks Jesus’ enthronement above every other power, dominion, and authority. Every dispute about his status as King of Kings and Lord of Lords has been definitively settled. Jesus is Lord of all, he is our Lord, he is Lord of our enemies, and he is even […]