About the Theological Commons

Many events at MTSO are presented by the Theological Commons, bringing together students, faculty, practitioners and the general public for learning and dialogue. Formed in 2012, the commons is one way the school fulfills its mission to provide theological education and leadership in pursuit of a just, sustainable and generative world.


The Theological Commons at MTSO is a means through which the school shares intellectual resources with the church and the world through dialogue with the broader community. By offering events, learning resources and continuing conversation, the Theological Commons promotes the sharing of knowledge and experience between students, faculty, clergy and the public for the benefit of all participants and those they serve.

Commons events

Events presented by the Theological Commons cover a wide range of topics at the intersections of religion, scholarship and society. Video of most events is streamed live and archived for future viewing, along with printed resources. See upcoming events.

View a complete archive of past MTSO events, with Theological Commons events noted.