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Asking Hard Questions

July 21, 2014

As I’m sure you know, TCF was founded out of a desire to help Christians respond faithfully to conflict. We’ve invested quite a lot of time and resources with friends who have devoted their lives to working on controversial issues, particularly in the arena of faith and science. And we’re deeply grateful for the trust [...]

Writers: don’t miss this!

May 30, 2014

TCF is pleased to share the following remarkable opportunity with our partners and friends. Consider a writing retreat in our neighborhood! Issachar Fund Writing Retreat Grand Rapids, Michigan Open application beginning August 1, 2014 The Issachar Fund will be accepting applications from August 1-September 19 for individuals seeking to write. Any individual–a pastor, scholar, author, [...]

Now hiring: Associate Director of Forums and Scholarship

May 27, 2014

We invite all qualified applicants to consider this opening with The Colossian Forum: Reporting to the Director of Forums and Scholarship, the Associate Director of Forums and Scholarship will be responsible for both extending TCF’s methods for engaging divisive topics and bringing these methods to fruition within the church. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in [...]

Life Together

May 22, 2014

Here at the TCF office, we’ve just finished reading our way through Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Life Together. It’s a challenging read, calling us to very concrete practices that honor the community that God has given us. Bonhoeffer doesn’t give any easy answers, but assures us that God’s grace is with us as we work to live well together. [...]

The Colossian Forum is hiring

May 15, 2014

TCF is growing again! We’re deeply grateful for an enthusiastic response to our mission, and we’re working to respond to many remarkable opportunities to expand the number and reach of our programs. We’ve realized, however, that we can’t do this without a larger team, so we’ve just opened applications for two new positions: The Manager [...]

Prayer Letter – May 2014

May 8, 2014

When he was abused, he did not return abuse; when he suffered, he did not threaten;but he entrusted himself to the one who judges justly.-1 Peter 2:23 The work that we do at TCF is grounded in an Easter hope. Christ’s death reminds us that sacrifice and suffering are central to a faithful life, while [...]

What is a TCF Discovery Event?

April 30, 2014

On Wednesday, April 23, TCF hosted a Discovery Event, designed to share with a diverse group of local people our ministry of reconciliation and education. The event was held at our office in Grand Rapids, and included personal introductions, a presentation by our President, Michael Gulker, and a Q&A session. Most of the participants were [...]

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 [...]