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What is a “listening forum”?

April 23, 2014

How often do we feel truly listened to – not just heard but known? The body of Christ is strengthened when we use divisive issues as opportunities to build each other up through the service of listening to one another. Because we live in a culture that is fast-paced and full of distractions, listening as [...]

Surprises and Transformations – The Practice of Hospitality

April 15, 2014

Friend of TCF Darrin Compagner recently preached about the Christian practices that help us to build healthy and faithful communities. He’s agreed to share some of his thoughts in the form of a four-part blog series, focusing especially on Christine Pohl’s book “Living Into Community.” Each week, we’ll also suggest one practice for you to try out [...]

Trust Falls and Fails: Practices of Faithfulness and Truthfulness

April 9, 2014

Friend of TCF Darrin Compagner recently preached about the Christian practices that help us to build healthy and faithful communities. He’s agreed to share some of his thoughts in the form of a four-part blog series, focusing especially on Christine Pohl’s book “Living Into Community.” Each week, we’ll also suggest one practice for you to try out [...]

Echoing Grace: Practices of Thankfulness

April 1, 2014

Friend of TCF Darrin Compagner recently preached about the Christian practices that help us to build healthy and faithful communities. He’s agreed to share some of his thoughts in the form of a four-part blog series, focusing especially on Christine Pohl’s book “Living Into Community.” Each week, we’ll also suggest one practice for you to try out [...]

How Very Good and Pleasant: Thoughts on Christian Community

March 25, 2014

Friend of TCF Darrin Compagner recently preached about the Christian practices that help us to build healthy and faithful communities. He’s agreed to share some of his thoughts in the form of a four-part blog series, focusing especially on Christine Pohl’s book “Living Into Community.” Each week, we’ll also suggest one practice for you to try [...]

Join your local forum!

March 12, 2014

For some time, now, friends in the Grand Rapids area have been asking for the opportunity to join one of our forums. So far, we’ve been primarily focused on building partners from coast to coast, but this spring, we’re bringing forums home. Please consider joining us for one of two local events: March 24: A one-evening [...]

What is The Colossian Forum?

March 7, 2014

  …It is not a forum for apologetics – a discourse that all too often brings division to the body of Christ, and in so doing, fails to convince the skeptic. TCF is, though, a place of hospitality where we lessen tensions while seeking the unity of all things in Christ. …It is not a [...]

TCF at Bryan College

February 27, 2014

TCF recently hosted the third in a forum series on the origins of human existence, this one held at the site of the Scopes Monkey Trial in Dayton, TN. The four-day event included a private gathering of scholars in related fields, as well as a public forum at the Rhea County Courthouse featuring TCF Fellows Todd Wood [...]