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Prayer Letter, March 2015

March 4, 2015

“If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.” – Mark 8:34 Dear Friend, Jesus never sugar-coated the truth about what would it would cost to follow him. He was straightforward about his path leading through self-denial and straight to the cross. And yet, he assured his […]

A Reflection on the Gay Christian Network Conference 2015

February 25, 2015

Joyful people surrounded me, but I must admit that I felt very alone. Many of these thousand-plus brothers and sisters in Christ had found respite from the loneliness of being a sexual minority by googling “gay and Christian” and discovering the Gay Christian Network conference. One Australian lesbian Christian flew around the world because she […]

Coming Home

February 19, 2015

Let’s go on a journey together. I promise you’ll like the destination. In fact, I suspect you’ve been thinking about it often today or, at least, unconsciously working hard to get there. If I had you close your eyes right now, I think we could travel there in your mind’s eye. Perhaps it’s that chair […]

Un Done – Part One: A Reflection on the Forum Experience

February 12, 2015

Today I read an article titled “The Rise of the ‘Done with Church’ Population.” The article details how many faithful, active church members are leaving simply because of what can only be described as being “done with church.” About two years ago, I was “done with church.” I hit a wall of what I would […]

Prayer Letter, February 2015

February 4, 2015

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. – Psalm 111:10 Dear Friends, I’ve spent much of my time recently with pastors, seeking their input as TCF develops a program that will help churches to use conflict engagement as an opportunity for discipleship. I’m […]

TCF in TIME

January 30, 2015

The Colossian Forum’s work was recently recognized by a brief mention in Time magazine. In her article “A Change of Heart,” author Elizabeth Dias writes that we’re working with Justin Lee and Alan Chambers to “help evangelicals warm to the gay conversation.” This comment is so brief—and so easily misunderstood—that we thought we’d take a […]

TCF @ Calvin College CALL

January 21, 2015

The Colossian Forum is pleased to announce two upcoming events, hosted in partnership with the Calvin Academy for Lifelong Learning (CALL) during their spring term. On Thursday, February 12, Michael Gulker will present Conflict as Opportunity? at the CALL Noontime Series. This will be an opportunity to learn more about the work of TCF to […]