Wicked Problems

Wicked Problems Transcript Sociologists have identified two kinds of problems. First, there are tame problems. Tame problems can be straightforward. They can also be ridiculously hard. But tame problems always have a clearly stated, well-defined goal, and once solved, they stay solved for good. Then there are wicked problems. Not wicked as in evil, but…

Michael Gulker in Podcast: Talkin’ Politics and Religion without Killin’ Each Other

Michael Gulker in Podcast: Talkin’ Politics and Religion without Killin’ Each Other In this podcast, Colossian Forum President Michael Gulker dives into how our Political Talk small group curriculum is helping churches around the country fend off division and deepen discipleship while engaging disagreements and polarization around politics.

Calvin University Chimes: Partnership with The Colossian Forum Paves Way for Campus Conversation about Sexuality

Calvin University Chimes: Partnership with The Colossian Forum Paves Way for Campus Conversation about Sexuality Calvin’s administration has called in the spiritual cavalry to prepare campus for conversation across differences in the wake of Synod 2022’s expected action on the human sexuality report. Calvin is partnering with the Colossian Forum,  a Grand Rapids-based organization which focuses on…

Under God, Divisible

Under God, Divisible Political conflict deepens rift among Christians WOOD-TV 8 (the NBC affiliate in West Michigan) featured a story on conflicts in churches across the country, featuring commentary from and Q&A with The Colossian Forum’s President, Michael Gulker. The story covers the challenge and impacts of polarization that many churches are facing and how…

Shifting the Goal from Winning to Worship: Seven Practices to Reorient Yourself to God’s Kingdom

Shifting the Goal from Winning to Worship: Six Practices to Reorient Yourself to God’s Kingdom Each day, we are bombarded by headlines like these: Gospel sing-along in Tennessee faces Confederate controversy after photos surface online Savior no more? Distraught Dems turn on Mueller after stumbling hearing Report doesn’t exonerate Trump, Mueller testifies, and he could…