Books

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 aren’t only academic resources. They are multiple points of entry into the hopeful possibilities we’ve discovered at the heart of conflict solely made possible by the power of the gospel. Interested in our theological undergirding? The Colossian Forum’s secret sauce? What does this look like in practice? We hope these resources help flesh out these ideas from a variety of perspectives.

Evolution and the Fall

Edited by William Cavanagh and James K.A. Smith (Eerdmans Publishing)
Publication date: February 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 world’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. Evolution and the Fall is available from Eerdmans online.

All Things Hold Together in Christ: Faith, Science, and Worship

Edited by James K.A. Smith and Michael Gulker (Baker Publishing)
Publication date: Fall 2017

Conceived by Michael Gulker and TCF fellow Jamie Smith, this anthology includes foundational readings in theology, philosophy, and science that make our work possible.

Learning to Fight Like Jesus

By Michael Gulker and Rob Barrett
Publication date: 2018

If Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life, that means learning to fight may well require something different than we first imagined.

The Idiot and the Sinner

By Darrel Falk and Todd Wood
Publication date: 2018

Two very different scientists, one shared faith, and a new kind of conversation modeling The Colossian Way.

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?