Welcome to This Common Life!

Friend, I am so glad you’ve come across this newsletter and growing community.

Over the past several years, I have become increasingly interested in questions around faith formation, neighbor love, and the common good. If these topics pique your interest, then this newsletter is for you!

This Common Life” is a multifaceted project that seeks to explore these concepts and how they relate to our shared life together in a society marked by our differences. This newsletter is one piece of the puzzle.

Free subscribers can expect to find a weekly newsletter in their inbox on Tuesday morning. These newsletters include original short essays, interviews with leading voices in the church, academy, and society today, and more, and monthly podcast episodes.

As I embark on several new projects in 2023, paid subscribers will also receive 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?

My name is Amar and 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.

My first book, “This Common Life: Seeking the Common Good Through Love of Neighbor” is under contract with Eerdmans Publishing Company.

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