Living God's Future Now conversation - Stephen Cottrell

Revd Dr Sam Wells and The Most Revd and Rt Hon Stephen Cottrell, Archbishop of York explore what it means to improvise on God’s kingdom.

Thu, 13 May 2021, 18:00 – 19:00 BST. Register for a Zoom invite at

‘Living God’s Future Now’ describes a series of online seminars, discussions and presentations hosted by HeartEdge. They are designed to equip, encourage and energise church leaders, laypeople and enquirers alike, in areas such as preaching, growing a church, shifting online, deepening spirituality in a congregation and responding to social need.

The focal event in 'Living God's future now' is a monthly conversation in which Sam Wells explores what it means to improvise on God’s kingdom with a leading theologian or practitioner.

Earlier conversations were with Walter Brueggemann, John McKnight, Chine McDonald, +Rachel Treweek, Stanley Hauerwas, Barbara Brown Taylor, Kelly Brown Douglas, Steve Chalke, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, Sarah Coakley, and Jonathan Tran.

At 6.00 pm (GMT) on Thursday 13 May 2021, Sam Wells and Stephen Cottrell will be in conversation to discuss how to improvise on the kingdom.

The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Stephen Cottrell is the 98th Archbishop of York. In 2001, he was called to become Canon Pastor of Peterborough Cathedral and three years later was consecrated as Bishop of Reading. He became Bishop of Chelmsford in 2010 and served there until 2020 when he became the Archbishop of York. Author of more than 20 books, including ‘Dear England: Finding Hope, Taking Heart and Changing the World.’ A founding member of the Church of England’s College of Evangelists, he has also chaired a group of bishops with an interest in the media and is one of the authors of the Church of England’s Pilgrim course, a major teaching and discipleship resource. He also chairs the Board of Church Army.