Prayer Letter, May 2015

May 6, 2015

“We love because he first loved us.” 1 John 4:19 Dear Friends, This week the lectionary leads us to 1 John 4, a stunning passage about the love of God, lived out among his children. We’re cautioned that we cannot love God without also loving our brothers and sisters (v.21), which reflects the very core […]

Announcing: TCF’s 2014 Annual Report

April 30, 2015

TCF has been hard at work this year, focusing our resources on the development of a program to equip churches to pursue discipleship in the midst of cross-generational tensions. But before we rush too quickly into the future, we invite you to look back just a bit with us, to the banner year of 2014. […]

Faithfulness Under the Cross: Unity, Division & the Church

April 22, 2015

As churches across America work to foster discipleship amidst 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 willingly share their experience and wisdom in engaging conflict as an opportunity for spiritual growth. From […]

Welcome to Chris Brewer!

April 15, 2015

We are pleased to announce that Chris Brewer has joined TCF as Manager of Church Partner Development. He will provide leadership for our church-based program, developing resources and supporting congregations in their work to engage conflict as an opportunity for discipleship across generations. After completing an MA in Historical Theology at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, and […]

Prayer Letter, April 2015

April 8, 2015

“On this mountain the LORD of hosts will make for all peoples a feast…”     – Isaiah 25:6 Dear Friend, “The Lord is risen! He is risen indeed! Hallelujah!” This week, as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord, we are reminded of the joyous future into which we have been called. The prophet Isaiah—long […]

A Better Way

April 2, 2015

We’ve grown all too accustomed to the destructive ways in which the media we consume shapes controversial issues, fueling contention and fostering division. Whether it’s online, on air, or in print, conflict seems to be the message of the day. It’s my hope that you share my conviction that there’s a better way. As heralds […]

Un Done – Part Two: A Reflection on the Forum Experience

March 25, 2015

As I shared in “Un Done … Part 1,” about two years ago I was among the growing population of those who are “done with church.” After years of intentional Christian living, I was finished. Since, then, through the experience of “foruming,” I have found a way to re-engage with God’s people and the church. […]

Preview: Thinking about Evolution & Christian Faith

March 18, 2015

As TCF prepares for our upcoming conference on Evolution and Christian Faith, we’re pleased to share a preview here on our site. Dr. William Cavanaugh’s “The Fall of the Fall” sheds light on ways in which politics have influenced the interplay of science and faith, particularly as it relates to the doctrine of the Fall. […]