The Colossian Forum is pleased to announce the hiring of Jennifer Vander Molen as our new Manager of Communications. A Michigan native and graduate of Northwestern College (Orange City, Iowa), Jennifer most recently served as the Electronic Media Associate for the Reformed Church in America (RCA) providing oversight of the RCA’s website and social media […]
As we come upon the holiday (holy-day) season, Thanksgiving has traditionally been a time to give thanks for the many blessings God has lavished upon us. More recently, however, it has become the last day before Black Friday. Thanksgiving for God’s abundance is replaced by violent conflicts over the last [fill in the blank] on […]
On October 22–23, 2015 we gathered leaders from ten churches and schools for The Colossian Way small group pilot training. The Colossian Way is a small group curriculum series designed by The Colossian Forum (TCF) to help Christians of all ages who disagree to engage difficult questions in ways that build up love of God […]
The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise them up; and anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed…” – James 5:15-16 Dear Friends, In their book, Church Refugees, Josh Packard and […]
Does contemporary art—and performance art in particular—have anything to offer the church? Put differently: what might the church learn from contemporary art? In this post I want to suggest that, more than mere illustration, performance art provides an opportunity for practicing patience. In June, I had the privilege of attending the Christians in the Visual […]
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As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds his people, from this time on and forevermore. – Psalm 125:2 Dear Friends, Just for a moment, step with me into the shoes of the Israelites as they settle the Promised Land. Threatened by mounting pressures on all sides, they daily face a choice to rely […]