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.

Past Events

  • Click here for audio recordings on our blog, including conversations with leading figures like Barbara Brown Taylor, Van Jones, Lisa Sharon Harper, Tony Hale, Philip Yancey, Miraslov Volf, Sara Miles, and more. 
  • Click here for an archive of Scot Sherman’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.

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Past Summers

To access resources, photos, and audio recordings of previous institutes, please visit links below.

Ministry for the Common Good Conference

A gathering of ministry leaders around some of today’s most pertinent questions

What does Christian service for the common good look like? How can ministry leaders love the world as God loved the world? What do we need to know and do in order to seek peace in our contexts? Join us and other ministry leaders as we consider these important questions together.

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Past speakers have included Miroslav Volf, Lisa Sharon Harper, Ben McBride, Soong-Chan Rah, Yolanda Norton, Daniel Lee, and many others.