Listening and Tolerance: What’s the Difference?

August 24, 2016

The Colossian Forum advocates we should listen to those we disagree with. Do you mean we should tolerate all views, even errors?  Listening to Christian brothers and sisters certainly helps us understand where they’re coming from. Often we even start to sympathize with them. But what do we do after we start to understand someone we […]

Respect that Grows: A Colossian Way Story

August 17, 2016

Earlier this year, over 100 Christians went through the initial pilot phase of The Colossian Way. The Colossian Way equips pastors and lay leaders to change how their communities think about and handle challenging issues. You can read more about it here. Enjoy this story from one of our pilot groups! Getting to know someone you disagree with as […]

Welcome Kim Bosko to the TCF Team

August 10, 2016

Last week, The Colossian Forum welcomed Kim Bosko as our new Administrative Assistant. Kim previously served as the database coordinator for the Van Andel Institute’s development department. She has also worked at Kids Hope USA supporting local programs in Michigan and Ohio, and led a middle school mentoring program. Kim earned a bachelor’s degree in […]

From Shouting in a Hurricane to the Living Christ

August 3, 2016

“So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.” Colossians 3:1 Istanbul. Nice. Dallas. Baton Rouge. Minneapolis. Orlando. Outrage. Mourning. Despair. Defensiveness. Anxiety. Fear. Proclaiming the message of the Prince of Peace in times like these can feel like shouting […]

Recommended Reads: Podcast Edition

July 27, 2016

The booming medium of podcasts (digital audio series) provides an excellent way to learn and listen to thought leaders and those with a different life perspective. Whether you listen to podcasts on your commute, while exercising, or at home on a project day, it’s a great way to expand horizons and dig deeper into topics […]

It’s Not That Complicated

July 6, 2016

But his servants approached and said to him, “Father, if the prophet had commanded you to do something difficult, would you not have done it? How much more, when all he said to you was, ‘Wash, and be clean?’” So he went down and immersed himself seven times in the Jordan, according to the word of […]

Tradition and Innovation

June 29, 2016

Shortly after arriving at TCF, Michael Gulker suggested that I consider attending the Foundations of Christian Leadership program hosted by Leadership Education at Duke Divinity. This program focuses on the idea of traditioned innovation, which, as the name suggests, has to do with innovating within existing institutions. When I first heard the term “traditioned innovation,” […]

TCF Receives Templeton Foundation Grant for Faith and Science Teaching Project

June 22, 2016

We’re thrilled to announce that The Colossian Forum, along with our partners at Kuyers Institute for Christian Teaching and Learning, received a grant from the John Templeton Foundation to support the next phase of the FAST (Faith and Science Teaching) Project. FAST is a resource to equip high school teachers to engage big questions around faith and science […]