Living God's Future Now - December 2020

'Living God’s Future Now’ is our mini online festival of theology, ideas and practice. 

We’ve developed this in response to the pandemic and our changing world. The church is changing too, and - as we improvise and experiment - we can learn and support each other. 

This is 'Living God’s Future Now’ - talks, workshops and discussion - hosted by HeartEdge. Created to equip, encourage and energise churches - from leaders to volunteers and enquirers - at the heart and on the edge.

The focal event in ‘Living God’s Future Now’ is a monthly conversation where Sam Wells explores what it means to improvise on God’s kingdom with a leading theologian or practitioner.

The online programme includes:

  • Regular weekly workshops: Biblical Studies (Mondays), Sermon Preparation (Tuesdays) and Community of Practitioners (Wednesdays)
  • One-off workshops on topics relevant to lockdown such as ‘Growing online communities’ and ‘Grief, Loss & Remembering’
  • Monthly HeartEdge dialogue featuring Sam Wells in conversation with a noted theologian or practitioner

Find earlier Living God’s Future Now sessions at https://www.facebook.com/pg/theHeartEdge/videos/?ref=page_internal

 
Weekly 

December

Inspired to Follow: Art and the Bible Story: Sunday 6 December, 14:00 (GMT), Zoom meeting - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/inspired-to-follow-advent-course-tickets-126549205079. ‘The Advent Wreath’ exploring the Patriarchs, the Prophets, John the Baptist and Mary. Session 2, The Prophets - Isaiah 53:1-12. ‘The Forerunners of Christ with Saints and Martyrs’ probably by Fra Angelico, around 1423-4, NG663.3. ‘Inspired to Follow: Art and the Bible Story’ helps people explore the Christian faith, using paintings and Biblical story as the starting points. The course uses fine art paintings in the National Gallery’s collection as a spring board for exploring questions of faith.

‘Living God’s Future Now’ - HeartEdge monthly dialogue: Thursday 10 December, 18:00 (GMT), Zoom meeting - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/living-gods-future-now-conversation-steve-chalke-tickets-128886385649. Sam Wells in dialogue on improvising the kingdom with Steve Chalke. Rev Steve Chalke is a Baptist minister, former United Nations' Special Adviser on Human Trafficking and founder of Oasis - a community transformation movement, working in and beyond the UK across Housing, Education, and anti-trafficking and much more. He was awarded an MBE in 2004, installed as an ecumenical Canon of Southwark Cathedral in 2017 and most recently was awarded the Spirit of London award.

Inspired to Follow: Art and the Bible Story: Sunday 13 December, 16:00 (GMT), Zoom meeting - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/inspired-to-follow-advent-course-tickets-126549205079. ‘The Advent Wreath’ exploring the Patriarchs, the Prophets, John the Baptist and Mary. Session 3, John the Baptist - Mark 6:14-29. ‘Salome receives the Head of John the Baptist’ Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, about 1609-10, NG6389. ‘Inspired to Follow: Art and the Bible Story’ helps people explore the Christian faith, using paintings and Biblical story as the starting points. The course uses fine art paintings in the National Gallery’s collection as a spring board for exploring questions of faith.

Theology Group: Sunday 13 December, 18:00 (GMT), zoom - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/st-martin-in-the-fields-heartedge-theology-group-tickets-130239589117. An opportunity to reflect theologically on issues of today and questions of forever with Sam Wells, who will be responding to questions from Alaine Dodds, a member of the congregation of St Martin-in-the-Fields. Alaine will also chair the session and encourage your comments and questions.

Inspired to Follow: Art and the Bible Story: Sunday 20 December, 16:00 (GMT), Zoom meeting - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/inspired-to-follow-advent-course-tickets-126549205079. ‘The Advent Wreath’ exploring the Patriarchs, the Prophets, John the Baptist and Mary. Session 4, Mary - Matthew 2:1-15. ‘The Flight into Egypt’ Workshop of Goossen van der Weyden, about 1516, NG1084. ‘Inspired to Follow: Art and the Bible Story’ helps people explore the Christian faith, using paintings and Biblical story as the starting points. The course uses fine art paintings in the National Gallery’s collection as a spring board for exploring questions of faith.

Published by

Jonathan

Date published

27th November 2020

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