Conversations on living justly, loving mercy

and walking humbly with God

Alongside Mustard Seed Edinburgh, Soul Food hosts regular 'Soul Talk' events throughout the year - cafe style conversations with a vision to encourage and equip people to live Micah 6:8 lives. Justice is a central theme of Soul Talk, with a focus on living practically and prayerfully as we seek to follow Jesus' example of loving others, our communities and our world well.

Soul Talk guests can anticipate hearing from inspirational national and local activists, authors, artists and change-makers amongst high quality music performances, great hospitality and flowing coffee.

Upcoming Events

You are warmly invited to our next Soul Talk!


Mark, is an internationally recognised expert in practical Christian spirituality. He is the cofounder of Reimagine, a centre for integral Christian practice. His most recent books include Belonging and Becoming, Free, Practicing the Way of Jesus, and The Ninefold Path of Jesus: Hidden Wisdom of the Beatitudes (to be released by IVP spring 2021).


In addition to leading retreats and workshops for leaders and teams around the world, Mark teaches in the Doctoral program at Fuller Seminary. He is on the creative team for the 9 Beats Collective, an international project exploring the beatitudes as a 21st vocabulary for the living way of Jesus.


He lives with his family in San Francisco. He loves walking city streets and discovering beauty in unexpected places and is passionately engaged in sustainability practices and efforts to create just and thriving neighbourhoods.

Mark will be speaking to us on the subject of ‘Dangerously Alive: Following the Jesus Way’.


What would it look like to really live the Jesus way?

How would our lives change and how would our communities be impacted?

Sharing from his own life experience and his commitment to ‘dangerously living’, Mark will introduce to us the themes of the beatitudes; the ways in which they have changed him and encourage and inspire us to live in a new way.

This Soul Talk will take place on Zoom. Tickets are £5 (but as ever, if the cost would prohibit your coming along – just send us a message). There will be opportunity for conversation and to ask questions. We will also be announcing on the night a practical way to take all the things that are spoken about forward. We really hope that you can join us for what will be an incredible, life giving way to begin the new year.


Currently unwaged?

Please get in touch with Jenny Cornfield for a free ticket.

Previous Events

Table of Hope: Setting Tables of Hope in Our City - Saturday 7th December 2019, Edinburgh

Guest speaker - Chris Lane

Creativity, Justice and the Prophetic Imagination - Saturday 31st August 2019, Edinburgh

Guest speaker - Joel McKerrow

Red Letter Christians UK Launch in Edinburgh, hosted by Soul Talk - Friday 21st June 2019, Edinburgh

Guest speaker - Shane Claiborne + local and national activists

'Risky Compassion' (Soul Talk Launch) - Saturday 2nd March 2019, Edinburgh

Guest speaker - Dr Ash Barker

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Mustard Seed

(St Margaret's Church)

170 Easter Rd, Edinburgh



Soul Food Central Office

Richard and Jennifer Cornfield

Soul Food Edinburgh is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) with registered charity number SC048599.