Like Catching Water in a Net: Human attempts to Describe the Divine

Like Catching Water in a Net: Human attempts to Describe the Divine

Val Webb Any discussion of the Unknowable is metaphorical and thus tentative, humanly imagined, limited and open-ended; and “truth” comes in many shapes and sizes, depending on where you stand. It is unhelpful to narrow God-talk to a few images, many of which not necessarily the major images in the sacred texts.  This book explores [...]

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Florence Nightingale: The Making of a Radical Theologian

Florence Nightingale: The Making of a Radical Theologian

At seventy, Florence Nightingale wrote to a close friend, “When very many years ago I planned a future, my one idea was not organizing a hospital but organizing a religion.” History did not listen to her. Everyone knows the Florence Nightingale who took nurses to the Crimean War and returned to found modern nursing.

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Why We’re Equal: Introducing Feminist Theology

Why We’re Equal: Introducing Feminist Theology

Few theologians can weave together history, theology, and biblical studies with such playful clarity and worldly wisdom as Val Webb. She invites us to take another look at the dreaded f-word — feminism –and shows it to be directly at the heart of Christian discipleship.”

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John’s Message: Good News for the New Millennium

John’s Message: Good News for the New Millennium

Val’s six studies take a refreshing look at the Gospel of John, opening up a whole new way of seeing this Gospel as a two-level story – the story of Jesus the man and the story of God.

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Advance notice: New book by Val Webb available March 2015

Advance notice: New book by Val Webb available March 2015

My new book “Testing Tradition and Liberating Theology: finding your own voice” will be available in March 2015.  Watch this website for details. Rev Dr Jennifer Byrnes, Executive Director of the Centre for Theology and Ministry, UCA Synod of Vic-Tas, Australia says of the book: “Val Webb invites us into a broad yet comprehensive sweep [...]

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Marcus Borg recommends Val Webb

Marcus Borg recommends Val Webb

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAmh69lC1z0&utm_source=AZFCT+Newsletter&utm_campaign=a61d27ea2c-Borg_on_Webb6_2_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_2dcdcd1ad4-a61d27ea2c-136116069 This is a lovely endorsement of my work from Marcus Borg when he was speaking in Phoenix in February this year.

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Talk given to Eremos, 2014 “Christians without Borders”

This you would like to hear this presentation, it is in two parts on the following website.  Eremos is an Australian journal for spirituality. http://www.eremos.org.au/news/latest/05_Jun/life-without-borders-the-video

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My Response to the Uniting Church in Australia Discussion Paper on Marriage

My Response to the Uniting Church in Australia Discussion Paper on Marriage

The Uniting Church in Australia is gathering information from its constituents to enable the church’s Doctrine Working Group to prepare a report to the Assembly Standing Committee to consider as a lead up to a statement on same-sex marriage.  The original paper is on the link: http://assembly.uca.org.au/search?q=marriage&Search This is my response, as a theologian, woman [...]

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Clinical Pastoral Educators’ Conference, Melbourne, September 2014: Session 2, “Imagining the Divine”

This presentation was given by Dr Val Webb at the Clinical Pastoral Educators’ Conference, Melbourne, September 2014.  It was the second of two sessions, the first being on “Faith, Beliefs, Doubt and Theological Hospitality”. Session 2  Imagining the Divine Yesterday I spoke about affirming peoples’ doubts in our pastoral work.  Perhaps the biggest doubts for [...]

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