What is “This Common Life” ?

Friend, I am so glad you’ve come across this newsletter. Over the past several years, I have become increasingly interested in questions of the “common” and the “good.” In return, I have created a project called “This Common Life” that seeks to explore these two concepts and how they relate to our shared Christian and public life. This newsletter is one piece of the puzzle.

Free subscribers can expect to find a weekly newsletter in their inbox on Tuesday morning, and periodical mini-podcasts on Thursday.

Paid subscribers receive access to exclusive interviews between me and some of the leading voices in the church, academy, and society today. You will receive additional original writing from me. As I embark on several new projects in 2023, you’ll receive both casual musings and thought-out reflections around disability, Asian America, Christian theology, interfaith dialogue, activism and empathy, and, of course, this common life we share.

Who am I?

I am an Indian American author, speaker, and public theologian.

My writing, research, and scholarship seek to equip the Christian church to engage faithfully, critically, and consistently in the complex issues of our religious and social life today through beautiful and compelling theology that emphasizes the nuanced lived reality of Christians and is modeled after the concrete person of Jesus Christ.

You can find me on all the big SM —

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Who is the team?

Below you will find a growing number of friends and colleagues who have joined me in this project. You will find their writing featured in the Tuesday newsletter and, more often, their thoughts on the Thursday podcast.

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Weekly thoughts on the "common," the "good," and our life together.


Amar D. Peterman

🇮🇳 Author. Speaker. Public Theologian. Love thy neighbor, saints.

J.D. Tyler

Disciple. Writing to help restless Christians find rest in Jesus

Sabina Pappu

Passionate about all things leadership development & storytelling for the leader-- MACL, Dallas Theological Seminary (May 2022).