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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The Good

On Evangelicalism and Race

In recent decades, race wasn’t often a topic of public conversation among white American evangelicals. Things have changed—or, at least, are changing.

By Clay Cooke | Vol. 108

The True

Drugs, College, and Reality TV

From time to time we like to draw your attention to previous editions of Culture Briefing, for the simple reason that learning to name the climate requires sustained attention to cultural trends as they develop and change.

By The New City Commons Staff | Vol. 107

The Just

On Citizenship

Immigration issues accentuate one of the basic challenges of contemporary life: navigating the tension between the rights of citizens and the obligations of neighbors.

By Emily Gum | Vol. 106

The True

On Believing What You See

The spread of “deepfake” technology could shatter the credibility of video evidence, one of our last remaining sources for a widely shared sense of reality and truth.

By Travis Pickell | Vol. 105

The True

On Data

With each new high-profile breach, our online lives feel more and more vulnerable. What’s really at stake when we trade our data for access to the platforms and services we rely on?

By Sam Speers | Vol. 104

The Good

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

The True

Vocation & the Common Good: Philip Lorish

Today’s conversation between Mike Cosper and Philip Lorish is our final episode of the series. In it, they reflect on the series as a whole and the project that inspired it, exploring the obstacles Christians face when living out our faith...

By New City Commons | Vol. 102

The Prosperous

Vocation & the Common Good: Max Anderson

Today’s guest is with Max Anderson, co-founder of Saturn Five, a start-up studio...

By New City Commons | Vol. 102

The True

Vocation & the Common Good: Maurice Wallace

Today's conversation is with Dr. Maurice Wallace, Associate Professor of English at the University of Virginia and Associate Director of the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies, who describes what...

By New City Commons | Vol. 102

The True

Vocation & the Common Good: Nicole B. Fulgham

In this episode, Nicole Baker Fulgham discusses her efforts to remove the education achievement gap in America and the role the church can play in this vital effort.

By New City Commons | Vol. 102

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