Living God's Future Now - w/c 28 March 2021

'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 - fortnightly), 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

W/c 28 March 2021


Inspired to Follow: ‘Who is my Neighbour? – A journey through Lent’
Sunday 28 March, 14:00 (GMT)
Register here.
The course uses fine art paintings in the National Gallery’s collection as a spring board for exploring questions of faith. Session 6 - Being a Neighbour to Those on the Road - Luke 24:25-35 and ‘The Supper at Emmaus’, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, 1601, NG172.

HeartEdge Enrichment Conversation: Lenten Series 2021
Sunday 28 March, 3pm GMT/5.00pm SA Time Zone
Livestreamed here.
These conversations explore deeper within the Southern African context, the church renewal opportunities presented by the 4 Cs. Session 6 – Revd Lorenzo Lebrija and Revd Tim Vreugdenhil.


Sermon Prep Sally Hitchiner and Sam Wells
Tuesday 30 March 16:30 -17:30 BST
Live streamed on the HeartEdge Facebook page here.
A live preaching workshop focusing on the forthcoming Sunday's lectionary readings in the light of current events and sharing of thoughts on approaches to the passages.


Community of Practitioners Workshop
Wednesday 31 March, 16:00-17:00 GMT
Email Jonathan Evens at to take part. Church leaders (lay and ordained) join in community, share and reflect together on their recent experiences in the form of wonderings and book discussions.


Stations of the Cross
Thursday 1 April, 16:00 (GMT)
Register here
In this workshop Revd Dr Catriona Laing, Dr Aaron Rosen and guest artists will reflect on the relevance of the Stations of the Cross, the way in which they speak into issues of injustice and the virtues of the physical experience of the first four years of the Stations of the Cross public art project versus this year’s online experience.

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28th March 2021

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