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Divcast: Duke Divinity Alumnus Podcast with Michael Gulker
May 4, 2021 | Sarah Nicholas
Divcast: Duke Divinity Alumnus Podcast with Michael Gulker
In this episode of Divcast, Rev. Maberry connects with The Colossian Forum President Rev. Michael Gulker in this episode of Divcast. Rev. Maberry and Rev. Gulker explore topics such as finding delight across difference, the important discussions that happen in seminary hallways between classes, and how conflict formation can occur through embodied practices and worship.  Listen Now
Michael Gulker in Podcast: Talkin' Politics and Religion without Killin' Each Other
March 4, 2021 | Sarah Nicholas
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. 
Healing Faithfully: Ministering in and Beyond COVID-19 with Rev. Mycal Brickhouse
| Sarah Nicholas
Healing Faithfully: Ministering in and Beyond COVID-19 with Rev. Mycal Brickhouse
For the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has altered lives, churches and communities. How can the Church grow in the midst of so much loss, anger, isolation, and fear? Pastors bear a unique burden as they shepherd divided, hurting congregations. The Colossian Forum board member Rev. Mycal Brickhouse knows the depth of COVID-19’s impact on families and churches, having lost his beloved grandmother to the virus in 2020. Hear Rev. Brickhouse share his moving story and his hopes for resilient Christian ministry in the midst of COVID-19 and beyond. Watch Now
A House Divided: The Elders Family’s Path Through Political Division
February 8, 2021 | Sarah Nicholas
A House Divided: The Elders Family’s Path Through Political Division
“Help us all to remember that we’re Christians first. We’re Republicans or Democrats…second.” – Nick Elders, Deacon, Calvary Christian Reformed Church The Elders know something about life and love amid disagreement. Brothers Mark and Nick have often found themselves holding views contrary to their dad’s and their congregation’s. In a political season like no other, tensions have threatened to divide their family and church. For several years, Mark, Nick, and their father, Dale, have relied on The Colossian Way to help them navigate their disagreements. Join us for a free lunchtime webinar follow up to the recent The Wall Street Journal article, “Abortion, Guns, and Trump: A Church Tries to Navigate America’s Divisions”. The Elders will share additional insights into how their Colossian Way Political Talk small group faced hard political differences. Hear their unique story, and learn how your community can fend off divisions at home and church, without compromising your positions, while growing in love for one another. Watch Now
The Wall Street Journal Podcast
January 13, 2021 | Sarah Nicholas
The Wall Street Journal Podcast
In this podcast, hear the voices of The Wall Street Journal story participants of a Colossian Way Political Talk Small Group faithfully navigating political divisions. Visit colossianforum.org/politicaltalk to read the full story and order your free curriculum sample.
Caring for Your Congregation through Crisis: A Conversation with Pastor Mike
December 1, 2020 | Sarah Nicholas
Caring for Your Congregation through Crisis: A Conversation with Pastor Mike
Wondering how to hold your Christian community together through persistent COVID lockdowns and political division? Curious about how small/life groups might heal your congregation? Pastor Mike Hoogeboom shares stories and tips from leading his congregation through crises, including a challenging election season.  Watch Now

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