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Advent, Week 3: Rejoice

December 16, 2014

As we enter into the Advent season of the liturgical year, we invite you to participate with us in an intentional time of worship, celebrating Christ’s coming into the world through the following verse, reflection, prayer, and practice. Psalm 30:4-12 Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people; praise his holy name. For […]

Advent, Week 2: Claiming True Peace

December 8, 2014

As we enter into the Advent season of the liturgical year, we invite you to participate with us in an intentional time of worship, celebrating Christ’s coming into the world through the following verse, reflection, prayer, and practice.  Colossians 3:12-15 Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with one another and, if […]

Prayer Letter, December 2014

December 4, 2014

… the testimony of Christ has been strengthened among you–so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift… -1 Corinthians 1: 6-7 Dear Friends, Your prayers have been generously answered this year, as we’ve seen God at work, transforming conflict and division into profound gifts for his body. Christ’s testimony has been strengthened in […]

Advent, Week 1: Hidden Hope

December 2, 2014

As we enter into the Advent season of the liturgical year, we invite you to participate with us in an intentional time of worship, celebrating Christ’s coming into the world through the following verse, reflection, prayer, and practice. Isaiah 11:1-3 A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow […]

Reconsidering the Criteria for Scientific Success: Love over Truth?

November 20, 2014

Rob Barrett, Director of Forums & Scholarship, was recently invited to present at the Christian Perspectives in Science Seminar Series at Calvin College. Drawing on The Colossian Forum’s experience with scholars and laypersons, this lecture describes our work to advance both truth and love. If, like us, you’re intrigued by the challenging interplay of these […]

Asking Hard Questions – Face to Face

November 12, 2014

In an earlier blog post, you may have read about TCF’s “Evolution and Christian Faith” project, designed to support the church in finding ways to grow in both truth and love. We’ve brought together a group of scholars to explore some of the promises and challenges faced by the church in light of evolutionary theory, and in […]

Prayer Letter, November 2014

November 5, 2014

O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together. – Psalm 34:3 Dear Friends, As I write today, I am thanking God for you. Your prayers on behalf of TCF are being answered in remarkable ways, and I am humbled and grateful for your ongoing support and encouragement. During this month, […]

Stewarding Conflict

October 29, 2014

As churches across America wrestle with difficult conversations – sometimes poorly and sometimes well – there is a great deal we can learn from one another. TCF is grateful for the many Christians we encounter who are willing to share their experience and wisdom in transforming conflict into an opportunity for spiritual growth. From time […]