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.

Registration in Now Open for 2019!
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Past Summers

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

Pastors Colloquy 2019: Public Witness

Public Witness in the Way of Jesus. The life and ministry of Jesus presented a public truth. For those who seek to follow him, what does faithful public witness in the way of Jesus look like today? What resources are available in the Christian tradition? What new practices might we cultivate together? These are the questions we’ll be exploring in the third annual colloquy for pastors and ministry leaders.

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Join us as we gather for mutual encouragement and to learn from one another!

  • $75 (early registration, by Dec 7) | $95 (regular, after Dec 7)
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