Living God's Future Now — 12 September 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

Find earlier Living God’s Future Now sessions at


This Week

Theology Group — Sunday 12 September, 19:00 on Zoom.
A monthly opportunity to reflect on issues of today and questions of tomorrow together with Sam Wells.
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2021 Festival of Preaching — 13-14 September, all day. Online and at St Martin-in-the-Fields. 
Over two days we'll explore preaching and interpretation in-depth, hear sermons from skilled preachers, and join together in worship. Speakers include Jarel Robinson-Brown, Pádraig Ó Tuama, Nadia Bolz-Weber, Malcolm Guite, Alister McGrath, Doug Gay, Barbara Brown Taylor, Joanna Collicutt, Ellen Eames, Martin Percy, Mark Oakley, Lucy Winkett and Sam Wells.
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Sermon Preparation Workshop — Tuesday 14 September, 16:30, livestreamed on Facebook. 
Discussion of preaching and the lectionary readings for the coming Sunday with Sam Wells and Sally Hitchiner.
Join here

Community of Practitioners workshop — Wednesday 15 September, 16:00 on Zoom. 
A gathering for church leaders, lay and ordained, with opportunities for reflection on experience and theology.
Email to register.