As the work of The Colossian Forum is increasingly in demand in churches, colleges, and high schools, we want to share the constellation of ideas that makes our work possible.
These arenâ€™t only academic resources. They are multiple points of entry into the hopeful possibilities weâ€™ve discovered at the heart of conflict solely made possible by the power of the gospel. Interested in our theological undergirding? The Colossian Forumâ€™s secret sauce? What does this look like in practice? We hope these resources help flesh out these ideas from a variety of perspectives.
All Things Hold Together in Christ: A Conversation on Faith, Science, and Virtue Edited by James K.A. Smith and Michael Gulker (Baker Academic)
Publication date: January 2018
Conceived by Michael Gulker and TCF fellow Jamie Smith, this anthology includes foundational readings in theology, philosophy, and science that make our work possible.
Each essay comes from a scholar who exemplifies theology as a practice rooted in the worship of the church, shedding light on how The Colossian Forum has managed to turn conflict into opportunity. All Things Hold Together in Christ
is available at Baker Book House
Evolution and the Fall Edited by William Cavanagh and James K.A. Smith (Eerdmans Publishing)
Publication date: FebruaryÂ 2017
If evolution is true, then what happens to biblical and traditional accounts of the Fall? This collection of essays emerged from three years of prayer, worship, and conversation between some of the worldâ€™s top Christian scholars from a variety of disciplines. They addressed the question not merely from an academic perspective, but as believers with deep concern for the health of the church.Â Evolution and the Fall
is available fromÂ Eerdmans online
The Fool and the Heretic: How Two Scientists Moved Beyond the Labels to a Christian Dialog about Creation and Evolution By Darrel Falk and Todd Wood (Eerdmans Publishing)
Publication date: 2018
Two very different scientists, one shared faith, and a new kind of conversation modeling The Colossian Way.
Learning to Fight Like Jesus By Michael Gulker
Publication date: 2019
If Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life, that means learning to fight may well require something different than we first imagined.
Surprised by Jesus Again: Reading Scripture with Augustine and the Whole Church Edited by Jason Byassee (Eerdmans Publishing)
Publication date: 2018
What does it mean to read the Bible formed by worship? What difference might it make to our biblical interpretation if we centered it around love of God and love of neighbor?