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A magazine at its heart is an aspirational community. But so often we read something, put it down, and move on. What if we could linger a little longer in the company of others whose distinct lens on the mosaic could enrich our own? Why not try to sew the threads of this issue into the warp and woof of your local neighborhood?

In the context of COVID-19, Comment Suppers are not so easy. But we’d still like to encourage you to gather 6-10 people around a Zoom call or a wide circle. 

Several discussion prompts are suggested below—and you’ll also find them on a bookmark in the pages of the print magazine. When the evening’s over, use this bookmark in whatever book you’re reading and let the memory of the discussion enrich the words. To deeper connection, reflection, and revelation . . . even in these strange times.

Bon appetit!

Spring 2021: The Dynamics of Moral Agency

Discussion Questions

  1. When you hear the word “agency,” what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Were you surprised by this issue’s emphasis on moral agency?
  2. In an age where social identity reigns as both question and garb, where does virtue fit in? Does it? Should it?
  3. What might it look like to yoke personal righteousness to systemic justice? Can you think of a personal example?
  4. Christians tend to think of virtue as properly hidden, quiet, natural even. When in today’s culture wars might virtue be “advertised” for good, and when is it best embodied without fanfare?
  5. What would it look like to layer in some moral muscle to your vocational sector?
  6. Do you feel that you belong to a People? Why or why not?

How Did It Go?

So you’ve hosted or attended a Comment Supper. Let us know how it went!