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 [...]

Job and God – a good conversation

September 30, 2014

“I am angry with you…because you have not spoken of me what is right, as my servant Job has.” -God, quoted in Job 42:7 If you’ve ever read through the entire book of Job, you may have found this verse a bit puzzling. It follows a conversation between Job and his friends, in which they [...]

Another welcome!

September 19, 2014

I am pleased to announce the addition of Craig Schrotenboer to The Colossian Forum team. Craig joins us as Director of Operations, bringing with him extensive operational experience with Herman Miller, Davenport University, Youth For Christ, and KIDS HOPE USA. Craig’s skills and gifts are already helping TCF to become more efficient and effective as [...]

Prayer Letter, September 2014

September 4, 2014

Then he said, “Come no closer! Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.” Exodus 3:5 In this week’s lectionary reading, Moses steps off the path to investigate a perplexing sight: a bush that burns but is not consumed. As he approaches, he hears a warning, and [...]


August 22, 2014

I am pleased to welcome Andy Saur to the staff of TCF. He brings a strong professional background and deep personal interest to his role of Executive Assistant. Andy holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Wheaton College, and a diploma in Entertainment Business Management from Vancouver Film School. In the short time he’s been with us, [...]

Resources to Explore: Christian Faithfulness & Human Sexuality

August 16, 2014

The Colossian Forum has spent the last week with a variety of scholars, pastors, teachers, and leaders, engaging hard questions about human sexuality. For many, engagement with these issues is fraught with difficulty, confusion, frustration, and disagreement. As Christians continue to engage with these issues, however, it will be very important to understand and converse [...]