Reimagining the Common Good


What is the Meaning Behind These Categories?

These categories are intended to orient you to the substance of the article and to communicate our framework for understanding the endowments that constitute civic life. This “human ecology” model is at the core of the Thriving Cities Project, a research initiative of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.

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Political Dealing: The Crisis of Evangelicalism

Fuller Theological Seminary president Mark Labberton’s remarks at a gathering of evangelical leaders at Wheaton College in April 2018.

By Mark Labberton | Vol. 108

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The Friend We Need but Do Not Want

A lived repentance will require evangelicals to “embrace the sufferings of love.”

By Gregory Thompson | Vol. 108

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On Reality TV

While many decry the merging of news and entertainment, few pay attention to the downstream powerful effects of reality TV on our public life.

By Philip Lorish | Vol. 107

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Tending the Digital Commons: A Small Ethics toward the Future

Given the extent to which life itself is lived online, what responsibility do we have for the state of the digital ecosystem we will hand down to future generations?

By Alan Jacobs | Vol. 104

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The Last Temptation

A former speechwriter for George W. Bush argues that evangelicals’ unbending support for the current president is “one of the most extraordinary developments in recent political history.”

By Michael Gerson | Vol. 103

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It’s Time to Reckon with Celebrity Power

Evangelicalism has an obsession with celebrity; and celebrity almost always creates a dangerous form of distance.

By Andy Crouch | Vol. 103

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On Evangelicalism

This week we continue a conversation that surfaced in multiple episodes of the Vocation & the Common Good podcast, about the state of evangelicalism in America.

By Philip Lorish | Vol. 103

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Vocation & the Common Good: Tish Harrison Warren

Tish Harrison Warren is a priest within the Anglican Church. In this interview, she discusses her writing’s relation to her pastoral vocation.

By New City Commons | Vol. 102

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On Charlottesville

The New City Commons staff responds to the racism and deadly violence in Charlottesville on August 12, 2017.

By New City Commons Staff | Vol. 101

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Rachel Monroe profiles two entrepreneurial nomads, Emily King and Corey Smith, who are at the forefront of a “bohemian social-media movement” called “#vanlife.”

By Rachel Monroe | Vol. 92

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