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
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
“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
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
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
Christian Hospitality in An Isolated Time: A Conversation with Dr. Christine Pohl
As we respond to the outcome of the U.S. presidential election and look toward the Thanksgiving season, we keenly feel the effects of the many things that separate us from those we are called to love. How can we overcome isolation in a time of COVID-19 and remain close to our loved ones and neighbors despite deep political disagreement? Should we even try? Dr. Christine Pohl, Professor Emeritus of Church and Society at Asbury Theological Seminary, discusses how Christian hospitality can ignite transformation in a fractured time. Watch Now