Conversations for the Common Good
We regularly host events featuring lectures, performances, and onstage conversations with writers, artists, musicians, and leading thinkers. Featured guests are asked to articulate the important ideas and relevant viewpoints that inform their work and creative process. These conversations are offered in hope that all who attend will be enriched and challenged by the distinctive perspective that faith can add to our lives.
2017–18 Schedule Coming Soon
- 10/1: A Conversation with Tony Hale
- 11/3: The Sin of Certainty: A Conversation with Peter Enns
- 12/8: Spiritual Reflections on the 2016 Presidential Election: A Conversation with Philip Yancey
- 1/12: Why Do We Need Religion?: A Conversation with Miroslav Volf
- 2/2: A Conversation with Mike McHargue
- 3/9: A Conversation with Sara Miles
- Click here for audio recordings from 2013 – 2015
- Click here for an archive of Scot’s interviews at City Church San Francisco with leading thinkers including N.T. Wright, Miroslav Volf, Christopher Wright, Lauren Winner, Barbara Bradley-Haggerty, Jim Wallis, and more.
Lesslie Newbigin Summer Institute
Each summer we host the Lesslie Newbigin Summer Institute at one of the colleges of Cambridge University. We are privileged to partner with the Newbigin Centre at Ridley Hall for this event and have welcomed distinguished guest lecturers including N.T. Wright, Rowan Williams, Richard Mouw, James K.A. Smith and Claire Foster-Gilbert.
Consider joining us July 9-12, 2018! Visit the Summer Institute 2018 page.
To access resources, photos, and audio recordings of previous institutes, please visit links below.
Pastors Colloquy 2018: Creative Maladjustment
Good things happen when pastors stay in conversation with each other and thought leaders from a wide variety of fields. For January 2018, we will be focusing on the theme of
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called for a ministry of “creative maladjustment.” Speaking before a group of psychologists in 1967—the professionals who help people become “well adjusted”—Dr. King declared that “we should be as maladjusted as the prophet Amos, who in the midst of injustices of his day, could cry out in words that echo across the centuries, ‘Let justice roll down like waters…’” What does it mean to be Christian leaders who refuse to adjust ourselves to racial, economic and gender injustice? Join us as we gather to ask these important questions and learn from one another.
- When: January 10–11, 2018
- Where: San Francisco, CA
- Cost: $75 (early registration, by November 30); $95 (regular, after November 30)
- To register, click here
To access archived materials from the Pastors Colloquy 2017: Flourishing in Ministry, please click here.